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Supporting adult social care providers during COVID-19

Please see our Support To Care Homes Resilience Plan (PDF)

Support to providers Bedford Borough Council has contracts with

Domiciliary care

  1. The Council has moved providers from invoicing to scheduled payments.
  2. Will pay an increase of up to 25% of care delivered without prior agreement.
  3. Made a one-off payment for April and May of £1,000, £3,000 or £5,000 depending on size of provision.
  4. Agreed to pay additional PPE costs since March.
  5. Provided emergency PPE supplies free of charge.

Residential care

  1. Made a one-off payment for April and May of £290 per registered bed.
  2. Agreed to pay additional PPE costs since March.
  3. Provided emergency PPE supplies free of charge.

Other provision

We have continued to pay voluntary sector and day care providers the contractual fee or previous value of support for reconfigured or decreased service offers.

Total spent so far

The total funding or support that has already reached these providers in response to COVID-19 is £765,000*.

Support to providers Bedford Borough Council does not have contracts with

Domiciliary care

  1. Made a one-off payment for April and May of £1,000, £3,000 or £5,000 depending on size of provision.
  2. Agreed to pay additional PPE costs since March.
  3. Emergency PPE supplies free of charge

Residential care

  1. Made a one off payment for April and May of £290 per registered bed.
  2. Agreed to pay additional PPE costs since March.
  3. Provided emergency PPE supplies free of charge.

Other provision

We have continued to pay voluntary sector and day care providers the contractual fee or previous value of support for reconfigured or decreased service offers.

Total spent so far

The total funding or support that has already reached these providers in response to COVID-19 is £58,000*.

Support to providers through the Infection Control Fund

The Infection Control Fund has provided £2,122,185 during the period May 2020 – September 2020 and a further £1,859,456 during the period October 2020 – March 2021 of funding directly to care providers in Bedford Borough so far.

This includes residential care, domiciliary care and the wider care sector. 

A further £741,923 has been distributed for the period April 2021 – June 2021.

Support to providers through the Rapid Testing Fund

The Rapid Testing Fund has provided £1,054,594 to the care sector during the period January 2021 – June 2021.

Last updated 6 July 2021