Support for care homes

Care home staff and sector leaders have done an amazing job in continuing their roles in the face of the impacts of Covid-19.

The Liverpool health and care system has been working closely with the sector and public health experts, with the support of the Department of Health and Social Care and other organisations to manage this virus and to support residents and staff, but the care home sector is an area that has been hardest hit, right across the country.

Care Homes Infection Control Fund

On 13th May the Government announced a £600 million Infection Control Fund for adult social care, of which £4.49m will be made available for Liverpool.

This funding is to support adult social care providers to reduce the rate of transmission in and between care homes, and to support workforce resilience.

75% of the funding is being passed straight to care homes according to a cash amount ‘per bed’, with the Government determining what it can be spent on. The grant will be paid in two amounts - one in June and one in July, provided certain conditions are met.

The fund forms part of a wider package of support for care home residents and staff, including on infection prevention control, comprehensive testing and additional clinical support, with a named clinical lead for every care home.

Further information

Read more information on the wider package of support on GOV.UK

The documents below provide information on what has been done to support care homes in Liverpool so far and outline what the Infection Control Fund will be used for.

Other financial support for the care sector

We are also giving additional, ongoing financial support to care homes and care and support providers during the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes domiciliary care, day and community support services, supported living services, and services for socially excluded groups.

The documents below summarises this support.