Additional funding for staffing in social care
The Department for Health and Social Care has announced that they will be providing an additional £120 million in funding for local authorities in England in order to boost staffing levels in the social care sector.
The funding can:
- 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
Full details in this press release: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/social-care-to-receive-269-million-to-boost-staff-levels-and-testing