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Care homes support package

Health protection in care homes

On the 14 May the Government asked all local authorities to review or put in place a care home support plan, drawing on local resilience and business continuity plan.

The support plan is part of the £600m national fund committed to supporting care homes. In Norfolk, the allocation of this funding is £12.39m based on 9650 beds covering all specialisms and respite beds.

The Government letter identified a number of key action areas

  • Governance and oversight
  • Infection control
  • Testing
  • Personal protection and clinical equipment
  • Workforce support
  • Clinical support
  • Financial support

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