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Care home support plan


In line with government guidance, we are publishing our care home support plan and details of financial support for care providers.

Care homes

It is a key government and council priority to ensure that care home providers are supported during the Covid-19 pandemic. We, with our NHS partners are working in partnership with care homes in County Durham to support them through the Covid-19 pandemic.

In line with government guidance, we have worked with system partners to agree:

We have published these planning returns here. Information that care homes have submitted through the national provider Capacity Tracker has been taken into account in our plan.

Sector wide financial support

To improve transparency, we are also publishing the financial support offered to providers of residential, domiciliary care and other social care services, including rate uplifts and additional Covid-19 specific temporary funding.

Support to providers that we have contracts with

 

Domiciliary care

Residential care

Other provision

Total spent* so far on supporting providers that we have contracts with in response to Covid-19

Support being offered

£4.520 million

£9.428 million

£1.130 million 

£15.078 million

*Total spent means funding or support has already reached providers.

The above includes around £13 million cash advance recoverable in full from providers.

Support to providers that we do not have contracts with

 

Domiciliary care

Residential care

Other provision

Total spent* so far on supporting providers that we do not have contracts with in response to Covid-19

Support being offered

£0 

Domiciliary services are able to access PPE and other support if needed. This includes personal assistants.

Note that the number of domiciliary services not contracting with us is very low to our knowledge. We operate an open provider framework for domiciliary care services.

£0

Infection Control Fund will be distributed per bed numbers and we have contacted homes to facilitate payments.

Care homes are able to access PPE and other support if required.

Note that the number of care homes in Durham not contracting with us is very low ie less than 10. All are specialist services with low numbers of beds.

£0

All services are able to access PPE and other support if needed. We / CCG have engaged providers across markets.

 £0

*Total spent means funding or support has already reached providers.

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