To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure the Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund granted to local authorities is spent in care homes.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
14 January 2021
The Infection Control Fund has provided over £1.1 billion to the care sector to implement infection prevention measures. Under the conditions of the extended fund which came into place in October, local authorities are required to pass funding to care homes and Care Quality Commission regulated community care providers within the local authority’s geographical basis. The conditions also require local authorities to submit returns specifying how the grant has been spent for the Department to consider.