Published 19th June 2020

Following the government’s announced multi-million pound funding for infection and prevention control measures in care homes, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has outlined how the money will be spent.

A total of £2,734,683 has been allocated to Southend-on-Sea and 75% of the cash will go directly to the 95 care homes in the Borough. The council has decided the remaining £683,670 will be used to support the whole care sector in Southend.

10% (£273,468) will be distributed to home care providers, and a further £196,950 will help support people in supported living placements. The remaining money will be used to fund additional infection prevention control advisors for Southend care providers and to provide out of hours escalation support.

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