A guidance to commissioners on alleviating pressures on social care providers during COVID-19 (Local Government Association, UK)

The Local Government Association (the network of local governments throughout the UK) summarises pressures on social care providers arising from COVID-19, and provides ways in which commissioners can alleviate these pressures.

Bullet points:

The following challenges will be faced by social care providers:

  • Collaboration and communication
  • Business Continuity Plans (BCP)
  • Cashflow to homecare services and to residential care
  • Sick-pay
  • Workforce availability
  • Rapid adjustment of support
  • Infection control
  • Self-funders
  • Use of non-contracted providers

Link: https://www.local.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-councils/social-care-provider-resilience-during-covid-19-guidance-commissioners

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