Issue details

Adult Social Care Infection Control and Testing Fund

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

Lead director: Keith Hinkley

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

Consultation process

Representation can be made via the officer contact.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan 033 022 26050

Background3: A Council that Works for the Community


Background papers

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