Care providers are facing real cost pressures
from COVID-19 due to staff absence and the need to replace them
with agency staff, as well as the need to purchase additional
equipment including PPE. There is considerable concern nationally
about the risk of care providers failing: this would have a
catastrophic impact on people and the NHS.
Care providers and the NHS have lobbied hard for nationally set fees and/or a nationally set fee increase. This appears to have been resisted (for now) – however LGA and ADASS issued a joint statement on 08 April 2020 recommending that local authorities offer care providers a 5% fee uplift in 2020/21 and in addition that local authorities offer care providers non-recurrent financial sustainability funding equal to 10% of fees for at least one month.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Divisions affected: (All Divisions);
Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt - View reasons
Decision due: 15/04/20 by Cabinet
Lead member: Alan White, Leader of the Council firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead director: Director of Health and Care
Department: Health and Care
Contact: Dr Richard Harling, Director of Health and Care Email: email@example.com Tel: 01785 278700.
Public or Private Decision: Private
Service Area: Health and Care