Cheshire East council has been promised a total of £4.7 million to help protect residents and staff from the spread of Covid-19 this winter.
The figure was revealed to Fiona in Parliament today.
In reply to her question in the House of Commons, welcoming the Social Care Winter Plan announced two weeks ago, but asking when the Infection Control Fund will be released to Councils, Health Minister Helen MP said £2.35 million has already been given to the local authority – and there will be another £2.35 million to be given at a later date.
The Infection Control Fund’s main purpose is to support adult social providers to reduce the rate of Covid-19 transmission in and between care homes. Fiona commented afterwards:
“Everything that can be done to limit the spread of the virus in the care homes is to be welcomed.
“I trust that every care home which needs it will receive a fair share of this money."
“It is to be hoped that this money can be used to help avoid some of the problems the care homes experienced in the Spring.”
The full Question and Answer appear here (https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2020-10-06/debates/ED6475D7-31E9-492C-8DA5-4F8BD8928AC4/AdultCareCovid-19#contribution-37CEFE34-6C6D-4829-B4D2-616BDE361C0D)