Following an announcement in March 2021 of further funding for adult social care to support infection prevention and control and rapid testing, £6.688m has been allocated to West Sussex to reduce the rate of COVID-19 through infection prevention practices and to increase and implement rapid testing.
Funding has been paid to the Council on the 8th April and must be spent by the 30th June.
As with previous grants for infection control and lateral flow testing the Council is required to comply with a number of conditions set out in the grant circular distributed by the Government and through associated guidance.
Since it is likely that further funding may be allocated to support the adult social care market during 2021/22, it also recommended that a revised approach for managing any such announcements is put in place to ensure that funding can be transferred to providers with maximum speed, which is reflected in recommendations 2 and 3.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Divisions affected: (All Divisions);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/03/2021
Decision due: Between 25 February 2021 and 25 February 2022 by Executive Director Adults and Health
Lead member: Keith Hinkley, Executive Director Adults and Health email@example.com
Lead director: Keith Hinkley
Contact: Juliette Garrett, Senior Commissioning Manager (Adults) Email: juliette.garrett@westsussex,gov.uk Tel: 033 022 23748.
Representation can be made via the officer contact.
Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan 033 022 26050
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