James Bullion, ADASS President has today written to the Minister of State to highlight deep concerns about the roll-out of the Infection Control Fund, which is designed to support providers to respond to Covid-19:
Whilst additional funding for infection control in social care is welcome, what is proposed is confused and unnecessarily bureaucratic. It makes it too difficult for providers to claim expenditure and is impossible for local authorities to deliver within the required timescales. The priority must be to keep people safe. This risks complicating things and damaging crucial local relationships that are vital to ensuring people get the care and support they need.
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