Additional funding released to support social care staffing and testing

Topics covered: care homes, COVID-19, government, infection control, Laura Paton, staff

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced further funding for the Social care sector to boost staffing levels and testing.


The funding is aimed at protecting and supporting staff and residents in care homes and those receiving help in their own homes.


£120m of the fund is in addition to the £149 million announced in December, which will be used to support rapid testing of staff testing and facilitate visits from family and friends where possible. The funding will help care home providers with the costs incurred, including setting up safe testing areas, providing staff training and will contribute towards staff time spent administering and receiving tests.


More information can be found here.

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