March 2021 Statement of Spend - Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund: Round 2

The Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund Round one was first introduced in May 2020.  The Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund was extended until March 2021, with a Round two Payment received in October 2020.

The purpose of this fund is to support adult social care providers, including those with whom the local authority does not have a contract, to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission within and between care settings, by helping to reduce the need for staff movements between sites.

Allocation of Infection Control Fund

Wirral Council received £4,087,305 from the Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund: Round 2

  • £2,786,411 of the Infection Control Fund has been invested into the Care Homes, including Drug and Alcohol Providers.
  • £991,152 of the Infection Control Fund has been invested into the Community Care Providers.
  • £309,742 of the Infection Control Fund has been invested into other Adult Health and Social Care Providers.
  • Round 2 Funding is to be spent between 1st October 2020 to 31st March 2021.
  • Wirral Council has complied with all the Grant Conditions and has requested that those Providers in receipt of the Infection Control Fund comply with all Grant Conditions.

Care Home Sector Summary

  • £2,786,411 of the Infection Control Fund has been invested into the Care Homes, including Drug and Alcohol Providers.
  • All Care Homes and Drug and Alcohol Providers in the Borough were offered access to the funding.
  • £2,786,411 was shared out across providers based on the number of registered care home beds with the Care Quality Commission.
  • There were 3,637 registered care home beds in Wirral as of data supplied in September 2020 by the Care Quality Commission.
  • 116 Care Home Providers received funding and 2 Drug and Alcohol Providers.

Community Care Summary

£991,152 of the Infection Control Fund has been invested into the Community Care Providers:

  • Funding was allocated to the Community Care Sector based on 3,481 individuals in receipt of a Community Care Service in October 2020.
  • Funding was made available to all Community Care Providers in Wirral who were eligible for the grant and 60 Providers opted to receive the Infection Control Fund funding.

Discretionary Fund - Adult Health and Social Care Providers

  • £309,742 of the Infection Control Fund has been invested into other Adult Health and Social Care Providers.
  • 426 Direct Payment Recipients received £127,800 funding allocation.
  • 43 Households in Wirral who deliver Shared Lives Service received £12,900.00 funding.
  • £20,000 funding allocated for Unpaid Carers.
  • £65,300 funding was shared across 6 Day Centres/Services.
  • £21,270.12 was shared with 2 End of Life Care Providers.
  • £20,000.00 was funded to an outreach Drugs and Alcohol Service.
  • A Community Equipment, Aids and Adaptations Provider received £20,000.00
  • 6 Month Quality Improvement Officer Post to support the Care Homes

All infection control funding had been fully distributed to care providers during the 2020/21 financial year.