Hull City Council will begin to distribute £3m of grant funding to help support those providing care to the city’s most vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
The grants have been provided by the Department of Health & Social Care’s Infection Control Fund to help with additional costs being faced by care providers who are caring for vulnerable residents in Hull.
It will see 75 per cent of the funding allocated on a per bed basis to care home providers, and 25 per cent will support the providers who are commissioned by the council to provide domiciliary care to vulnerable adults in the community and extra-care facilities.
This funding also assists the council to provide support to the hospital to discharge process, which puts patients safely back into the community to ensure that the hospitals retain the capacity to respond adequately to the coronavirus pandemic.
Councillor Gwen Lunn, portfolio holder for adult services and public health at Hull City Council, said: “Maintaining this critical service is absolutely fundamental to how we deliver adult social care to some of our most vulnerable residents.
“The health, safety and wellbeing of our residents and colleagues is of paramount importance and we are working closely with our care providers to ensure we can support them in any way possible.
“We appreciate the dedication of our colleagues across the service and thank them for their ongoing commitment and hard work to providing care for vulnerable residents in these difficult circumstances.”
The move will help to ensure residents are receiving safe care, and limit the risk of infection.