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MK Council secures almost £1million financial support for local care sector

Milton Keynes Council has secured almost £1million (£953,761) of government funding for the adult care sector.

The funding has been made available to all care homes and regulated community providers across MK. This will support care organisations as they recover from the pandemic and will ensure they can continue with measures to protect vulnerable residents.

The financial support comes in the form of two available grants – an Infection Prevention and Control Fund (now in its fourth wave) and a Rapid Testing Fund. The funding available to each care home or regulated community provider is dependent on the number of registered beds or people receiving care.

Cllr Emily Darlington, Cabinet Member for Adults, Housing and Healthy Communities, said: “This funding is critical for a sector that has been on the front lines of this pandemic. Alongside the careful distribution of more than £6.9million of essential government funding since June 2020, we have also provided £1.4million of additional financial support.

We’ve been working closely with Public Health colleagues and the NHS to advise and guide care homes and the sector. We also stepped in to source and distribute vital PPE supplies during national shortages and will continue to prioritise the support of our care homes and local care providers.”

Care homes and regulated community providers have already been contacted about this funding and will receive their allocation shortly. The funding is to be spent retrospectively from 1st July to 30th September 2021 in line with the conditions set out by Central Government.

More information about this funding is available online here.


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