Social Care sector to receive £290million to boost staffing levels & testing.

Social Care sector to receive £290million to boost staffing levels & testing.

The funding is to protect and support staff and residents in care homes and those receiving help in their own homes. 19/1/2021

  • New £120 million fund for local authorities to boost staffing levels.
  • £149 million grant system to support increased testing in care homes.
  • The new £120 million funding will help local authorities to boost staffing levels, a direct ask of the sector.
    The funding can.
  • provide additional care staff where shortages arise
  • .support administrative tasks so experienced and skilled staff can focus on providing care.
  • help existing staff to take on additional hours if they wish with overtime payments or by covering childcare costs.
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Care Home provider failing to provide safe care and treatment

Care Home provider ordered to pay £83,644 after failing to provide safe care and treatment.

A care provider has been ordered to pay £83,644 at Croydon Magistrates’ Court, after a 57-year-old man died after falling out of a window while in their care. St John’s Nursing Home Limited in Hailing Park Road, South Croydon, Surrey, pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe care and treatment,…

St John’s Nursing Home Limited was fined £80,000 and ordered to pay £3,474 prosecution costs, plus a £170 victim surcharge at at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on 3 February in a prosecution brought by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Woman fined for running West Yorkshire care agency illegally

A woman who ran a Morley-based domiciliary care agency has been ordered to pay over £12,000 after she admitted to providing care illegally.

Beverley Bevis was fined £1,500 at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 7 January 2021. She was also ordered to pay £10,380.91 costs and a £170 victim surcharge as a result of the prosecution brought by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Prior to her sentencing, Mrs Bevis pleaded guilty to providing a regulated activity – personal care – in people’s own homes through her company, Five Star Homecare Leeds Ltd, without CQC registration. This is a criminal offence.

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Free COVID-19 PPE for care sector extended to June 2021.

Free COVID-19 PPE for care sector extended to June 2021.

The scheme has been extended to better support this critical stage for vaccination and mass testing programmes.

CQC registered providers can continue to access free PPE through the PPE portal. Non CQC-registered providers can access free PPE through their Local Resilience Forum (LRF) or local authority where LRFs are no longer distributing..

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Care Home Residents To Receive Free Vitamin D Doses

Care Home Residents To Receive Free Vitamin D Doses.

The government will provide a one off free 4-month supply of daily vitamin D supplements for residents in residential and nursing care homes in England to help support their general health, in particular bone and muscle health. Delivered direct to Nursing & Care Homes from January 2021.

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Emergency measures set to allow hospitals to discharge patients early

Emergency measures are expected to be utilised by health chiefs in the coming weeks

to begin discharging early thousands of hospital patients, for who it is deemed safe enough to do so, to either their own homes, or in some circumstances hotels which have been commissioned out by the health service.

By discharging patients early, where appropriate, it will help under pressure hospitals around England free up both bed capacity and, crucially, the necessary staff to manage them for Covid-19 patients requiring urgent care.

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