Issue details

Financial Support to the Care Sector - Infection Control Grant, Round 2, 20% Allocation

On 17th September 2020 the government announced a second support package for adult social care providers backed by a further £546m infection control fund. The specified purpose of the grant is to provide continued support to adult social care providers, including those with whom the Council does not have a contract, to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission in and between care homes and support wider workforce resilience to enable improved infection control. The West Sussex allocation of this money is £10.958m. The expectation from government is that 80% of the money be passported directly to registered care home providers and other CQC regulated community care providers. 


Decision (Report Ref: OKD40 20/21) allocated 80% of the Infection Control Grant Funding be paid to care homes and other CQC regulated community care providers, in line with Government Guidance, subject to the government grant conditions, and the providers’ acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Council’s grant agreement with them. 


The allocation of the remaining 20% of the Infection Control Funding is the subject of this further decision. 


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/11/2020

Decision due: 20 November 2020 by Director of Law and Assurance

Lead member: Tony Kershaw, Director of Law and Assurance

Contact: Juliette Garrett, Senior Commissioning Manager (Adults) Email: juliette.garrett@westsussex, Tel: 033 022 23748.

Consultation process

Representations, on this decision, can be made to the Interim Executive Director Adults and Health during the month the decision is due to be taken, via the officer contact.


Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 0330 022 26050

Background3: Independence in Later Life


Background papers

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