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Support for adult social care providers during coronavirus

In line with Government guidance, Rutland County Council has provided additional support for care providers during the pandemic.


Spend to support care providers whom the Council has existing contracts with:

 

Domiciliary Care

Residential Care

Total

Support being offered

£

£

£

One-off lump sum of 10% of 3 months’ care costs for RCC funded service users

42,938.65

62,086.80

105,025.45

Block Bed provision for individuals discharged from hospital

-

2,335.20

2,335.20

TOTAL:

42,938.65

64,422.00

107,360.65


  • Payments in advance made against planned care to allow for fluctuations in care.
  • All suppliers switched to immediate payment terms to aid cash flow .
  • The ability for home care providers to increase support to individuals where they require by up to 20% without prior agreement of Adult Social Care has remained in place. 
  • We have also redeployed the day care team to add resilience to the in-house domiciliary care team.  The value of this support for three months is £132,500.

Spend to support all care providers in Rutland regardless of whether the Council has contracts with them:

 

Domiciliary Care

Residential Care

Total

Support being offered

£

£

£

Provision of additional and emergency stocks of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

14,953.76

14,953.76

14,953.76

TOTAL

14,953.76

14,953.76

14,953.76


  • Dedicated email and officers to provide advice and distribute national and local guidance
  • Payment against planned care for personal assistants to allow for fluctuations in care
  • Dedicated officer to provide support to personal assistants

Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund Ring-fenced Grant 2020

In line with the Government announcement on 14 May of additional grant funding to support care homes, we have been allocated £458,233, 75% of which must be passed directly to care homes in the county.

The grant was paid in 2 instalments in May and July 2020.  The second instalment was contingent on the Council providing a completed Care Home Support Plan and on the first instalment being used for infection control as set out in Annex C of the Grant Circular, and was received in full by the Council.  Residential care providers used the funding as follows:

 

 

 Number of providers

Proportion of the total Grant spent

Measures to isolate residents within their own care homes

 8

 31.3%

Number of providers

 9

 33.2%

Paying staff full wages whilst isolating following a positive test

 5

 7.4%

Other including

  • Additional Staff;
  • Measures to reduce travel and use of public transport;
  • Additional cleaning and waste collection;
  • Measures to enable safe visits

 

 6

 28.1%


The remaining 25% of the Grant was distributed to domiciliary care providers and Personal Assistants who provide care to individuals in July:

  • Domiciliary Care providers: £99,934
  • Personal Assistants: £4547

Rutland County Council’s Care Home Support Plan:

Copy of letter sent to Helen Whately MP

Rutland care home assurance template


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