An additional £120 million government funding is available to care providers to help you to:
provide additional care staff where shortages arise
support administrative tasks so experienced and skilled staff can focus on providing care
help existing staff to take on additional hours if they wish with overtime payments or by covering childcare costs
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: “This funding will bolster staffing numbers in a controlled and safe way, whilst ensuring people continue to receive the highest quality of care.”
Minister for Care Helen Whately said: “This additional £120 million will support social care to cope where there are pressing staff shortages due to the pandemic.”
Some of our new customers have received confirmation from their local authority that this grant allocation can be used towards the cost of digital care systems to help support administrative tasks so experienced and skilled staff can focus on providing care.
Our digital care planning software, Mobile Care Monitoring, supports care providers manage their care homes with less staff, due to home working and of course infection control, and saves each care staff 3 days per month on admin tasks and managers and senior staff hours of time on reporting and reviewing.