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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Funding update to care home providers - 29 May 2020

As you will be aware, the government has announced and written to all councils about the £600m Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund to provide support to care providers to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission in and between care homes and support wider workforce resilience to deliver infection control.

The Council has been allocated £1,659,649 that is to be paid in two instalments, one in May 2020 and the other in June 2020. In line with the government guidance the Council will pay the grant directly and quickly to providers.

We are working through the guidance and grant conditions and will be in touch shortly with each provider to inform you of your allocation and the grant conditions attached to the funding.

In addition to the Infection Control Fund grant the Council has provided the following financial support to providers across the borough:

Support to providers with whom South Tyneside Council has a contract

Unconditional payments: 

  • Domiciliary care: N/A
  • Residential care: £381,080 
  • Other provision: £47,092
  • Total spent: £428,172


  • Domiciliary care: N/A
  • Residential care / other provision: £60,201 (PPE stock provided to care providers not split by residential and other)
  • Total spent: £60,201

Support to providers that South Tyneside Council does not have contracts with

Unconditional payments: 

  • Domiciliary care: £159,216
  • Residential care: N/A
  • Other provision: £35,235
  • Total spent: £194,451


  • Domiciliary care: £48,258
  • Residential care: N/A
  • Other provision: (PPE stock provided to care providers not split by residential and other)
  • Total spent: £48,258

Further details of the Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund can be found at: GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19) care home support package.

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