This is a summary of support given by Kirklees Council to providers as of 29 May 2020.

Support to providers that the local authority has contracts with

Domiciliary care

  • 4.92% annual uplift on rates from April in addition to an approximate 10% uplift in Oct 2019
  • Lump sum payment to assist with additional back office costs
  • Contingency fund for emergency assistance
  • Advice and guidance on other forms of support
  • Access to Care First (Kirklees Council's employee assistance programme, including counselling, information and advice helpline)
  • Providers paid on commissioned/planned hours rather than delivered hours
  • Support via In2Care with recruitment
  • Provision of PPE (personal protective equipment)

Residential care

  • 4.8% to 5.74% annual uplift on fees from April
  • 5% premium paid on fees for 3 month period (in addition to annual uplift) from March 2020
  • Payment for 3 days after death (rather than 1 day) from March 2020
  • Block booking of 92 beds (to aid hospital discharge)
  • Contingency fund for emergency assistance from March 2020
  • Utilisation of shared staff (where applicable)
  • Advice and guidance on other forms of support
  • Access to Care First (Kirklees Council's employee assistance programme, including counselling, information and advice helpline)
  • Offer of transport to staff to avoid public transport
  • Support via In2Care with recruitment
  • Provision of PPE (personal protective equipment)

Other provisions

  • Providers paid on commissioned/planned hours rather than delivered hours
  • Average/revised arrangement invoice payments instead of payment by outcomes/activity
  • Voluntary and Community Sector provision assistance
  • Provision of IT (information technology)

Total spent

Total spent to date on supporting providers the local authority has contracts with, in response to COVID-19 excluding IPC (Infection Prevention Control) funding: Estimated in the region of £1.6m

Support to providers that the local authority does not have contracts with

Domiciliary care

  • Contingency fund for emergency assistance
  • Advice and guidance on other forms of support
  • Access to Care First (Kirklees Council's employee assistance programme, including counselling, information and advice helpline)
  • Provision of PPE (personal protective equipment)

Residential care

  • Contingency fund for emergency assistance
  • Advice and guidance on other forms of support
  • Access to Care First (Kirklees Council's employee assistance programme, including counselling, information and advice helpline)
  • Provision of PPE (personal protective equipment)

Other provisions

  • Voluntary and Community Sector provision assistance

Total spent

Total spent to date on supporting providers the local authority does not have contracts with, in response to COVID-19: Estimated in the region of £0.26m

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