Support for Kent care homes

The government has committed over £3.2 billion in COVID-19 specific funding for local government, an unprecedented level of additional support. On 15 May 2020, the government published the details of a new £600 millon adult social care infection control fund to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in care homes.

We know that care providers across the county have been doing their utmost to keep those they look after safe and well in the most challenging circumstances.

The Adult Social Care Action Plan set out how the government and other parts of the system are supporting people who receive adult social care, both at home and in other settings, so that the spread of COVID-19 can be controlled in care settings, maintain care for people who need it, and save lives.

But this pandemic does not allow us to stand still. Since the publication of the Adult Social Care Action Plan, the government has been working on the next step of interventions to support the sector.

We know that many care providers are facing challenges; however, care homes have been particularly susceptible to outbreaks of COVID-19. Therefore, the documents below lay out our plan to prevent and control COVID-19 in all registered care homes.

Kent’s Care Home Support Plan consists of a letter detailing the financial support we're offering (PDF, 243.5 KB) to providers of social care services and a completed template detailing the current status of care homes across Kent (XLSX, 46.7 KB) focusing on 5 key topics.