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Infection Control Fund and additional support for adult social care providers

How the council and local health partners are supporting Islington’s adult social care providers to respond to the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19 so they can continue to deliver safe, high-quality and effective services.

Infection Control Fund 

To view the COVID-19 care home support package and Infection Control support for care homes documents, please scroll down to the ‘useful documents’ at the bottom of the page.

Support for adult social care providers  

Domiciliary care

Accommodation-based services Other provision Total committed spend to support providers in response to COVID-19 
The Council has offered and continues to offer:

PPE when providers are unable to source their own through their usual supply chains. 671,938 pieces of PPE have been provided to date at a cost to the Council of over £200,000.*

Daily provider briefings and a dedicated webpage, with the latest updates and guidance.

Keyworker letters for staff working on the frontline.

Support to access mutual aid opportunities.*

Coordination of staff testing, prior to centralised rollout*

Support with recruitment through iWork and Proud to Care**

Parking permits for adult social care staff, prior to national rollout*

 

The Council has offered and continues to offer:

PPE when providers are unable to source their own through their usual supply chains. 671,938 pieces of PPE have been provided to date at a cost to the Council of over £200,000.*

Daily provider briefings and a dedicated webpage, with the latest updates and guidance.*

Keyworker letters for staff working on the frontline.

Support to access mutual aid opportunities.*

Coordination of staff testing, prior to centralised rollout*

Support with recruitment through iWork and Proud to Care**

Parking permits for adult social care staff working in Islington, prior to national rollout*

Coordination of Deliveraid for care home staff to receive hot meals.*
The Council has been working with providers of day services that have needed to temporarily close to determine where an alternative offer can be made available to residents and how else they can remain sustainable. £174,820
5% hardship grant for April and May for all spot-purchased bed-based care across North Central London boroughs.

Paying on planned hours for domiciliary care packages. Any providers still facing financial hardship above and beyond this should approach the Council directly.

Individual discussions with block-commissioned services around the pressures faced as a result of Covid-19.

£633,882
This equates to 75% of Islington’s allocation of the Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund. It will be passed straight to care homes on a ‘per beds’ basis in two instalments. The funding is contingent on the provider completing the NHS Capacity Tracker; keeping records of how the money is spent to support infection control, in line with the national guidance. Any unspent funds will be recouped as per government guidance.

£211,294
This equates to 25% of Islington’s allocation of the Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund. According to need, it will be used to support infection control measures across the wider adult social care market.

Updated 29 May 2020 

* Islington-based services only
** Services delivered in North London only

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