Key provisions include (but are not limited to):
- Preventing and controlling spread of infection; an additional £500 million pounds of funding has been allocated to the Infection Control Fund
- Engagement amongst adult social care agencies to understand the nature of individuals care needs and the level of support required.
- Assistance for those providing and receiving social care; free PPE for care homes and care providers until March 2021 through the PPE portal. Local authorities and clinical commissioning groups to work cooperatively to support people requiring support following discharge from hospital. Free flu vaccines for social care staff, including personal assistances funded by Direct Payments or Personal Health Budgets. Supporting organisations to re-open day and respite services safely.
Note, this guidance only applies to England. To see the full article, CLICK HERE.
Article by: Charlotte Bell | Solicitor