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COVID-19: FUNDING

Below is a helpful table which indicates the different funding streams available:

Fund Name Care Homes Community* Day Services Requirements Dates
Infection Control 2 (ICF2)
Staffing costs associated with infection control (See Table in Appendix 1)
£427
per Bed x2
£140
per client x2
N/A
  • Capacity Tracker completed at least weekly
  • ICF Spend Tracker completed monthly (15th)
1/10/20
to
31/3/21 (this funding is now closed)
Infection Control 3 (ICF3)
Staffing costs associated with infection control (See Table in Appendix 1)
 £300 per registered CQC bed

Homecare and Flexi Care  = £120

Supported Living = £300

£55 per service user Please refer to letter and annex for service type 01/04/2021-30/06/2021
PPE Portal PPE Supplies ordered by Providers
Additional Financial Support for  HCC Commissioned Services
(for PPE not available from the portal and reasonable costs above that funded by ICF2)
On a claim basis – Provider additional claim form to be completed and submitted monthly

 

 

To 31/3/21 (proposal to extend to July 21)
Rapid Testing Fund (RTF) Round 1
Additional Staffing costs associated with LFTs
£286
per Bed
£100
per client
For Supported Living, Flexicare and Day Care only
n/a
  • Capacity Tracker Completed at least weekly
  • RTF Spend Tracker completed monthly (15th)
2/12/20
to
31/3/21
(this funding is now closed)
Rapid Testing Fund (RTF) Round 2
Additional Staffing costs associated with LFTs

30 and above Beds = £225

Below 30 beds  = £300

Flexi care and Supported Living  = £225

Homecare  = n/a

n/a Please refer to letter and annex for service type 01/04/2021-30/06/2021
Workforce Capacity Fund

Strand 1 – Is an emergency pool which is limited in size and focused on responding to extreme situations that may place individuals at risk if not resolved. It also acts as HCC resource to ensure that its statutory responsibilities under the Care Act are delivered in such circumstances. Access to this pool is determined by HCC leads on the outbreak cell and there is a clear escalation process within that structure. If however, you feel you do need more general support (but not a crisis) then please contact assistance@hcpa.co.uk and HCPA can link you into the recruitment team who will be able to find you new staff, this will save you in recruitment costs.

Strand 2 – If providers are able to increase capacity in their own workforce either with overtime or moving people from part time to full time or bring extra staff in, then you are able to give HCC a proposal by submitting a funding request template. This funding cannot be used to cover additional staffing costs already covered by the ICF2 or the RTF above. Please do be aware that any request will need to comply with the conditions of the grant and must deliver measures to supplement and strengthen adult social care staff capacity to ensure that safe and continuous care is achieved to deliver the outcomes detailed below. A final claim form must be submitted by 15th April detailing actual spend and outcomes that have been delivered or funds will need to be repaid.

16/1/21
to
31/3/21 (this funding is now closed)
Care Providers in Financial Difficulty Contact acscommissioning.support@hertfordshire.gov.uk
or assistance@hcpa.co.uk if any further support required to discuss the circumstances in which the council may be able to support

*Homecare, Flexicare and Supported Living Services

HCC Contracted Services Uplift letters for Adult Disability Service market

These letters have been sent out via commissioning to the Adult Disability commissioned providers. Copies are below.

» Providers of Residential Care for Adults with Disabilities
» All Community Opportunity Providers
» Providers of Supported Living for Adults with Disabilities

HCC Contracted Services Fees Uplift letters for the Older Persons Service Market

These letters have been sent out via commissioning for Older Persons Services. Copies are below.

» In-County Older Person Support Providers
» Out-of-County Older Person Support Providers

ICF and Rapid Test Funding Updates 30th April

By now most providers should have already received these letters from Hertfordshire County Council indicating the latest funding arrangements and what providers need to do. Please see below the key headlines but do read both the letters and Annexes carefully.

Excerpts from the various letters

On, 29th March the government announced a further £341m  of funding for Infection Control and Rapid Testing, to continue supporting care providers to reduce transmission and re-enabling close contact visiting, these funding streams have been consolidated and extended until June 2021.  Hertfordshire County Council has now received the funds and guidance for this funding and as with other funding streams, this has been provided with formal grant conditions for both local authorities and care providers, which allow Hertfordshire County Council to secure their share of the additional £341m national grant.

Care Homes registered with CQC

This funding will be paid in two single instalments (one for ICF and one for RTF) and can be used to cover expenditure from 1st April 2021 and 30th June 2021. All funding must be spent by 30th June 2021, and any funding that remains unspent at this point will need to be returned to DHSC.

This means that Hertfordshire County Council is now in a position to invite CQC registered care home providers in the county to immediately invoice Hertfordshire County Council for £300 per registered CQC bed for ICF3 and £225 per registered CQC bed for RTF. Please send two invoices, one for ICF and one for RTF. Invoices should be sent to ACS.CarePayments@hertfordshire.gov.uk

» Read the full letter for Care Home Providers here
» Download the Care Homes Spend Tracker here for IPC
» Download the Care Homes Spend Tracker here for RTF

SMALL Care Homes below 30 beds

To reflect the disproportionate impact of testing costs on small providers Hertfordshire County Council have decided to allocate a larger allocation of the RTF funding to small care home providers (those with less than 30 beds) by utilising part of the discretionary element of the funding and Hertfordshire County Council is now in a position to be able to invite small care home providers to claim their allocation of the Infection Control Fund and the Rapid Testing Fund.

This funding will be paid in two single instalments (one for ICF and one for RTF) and can be used to cover expenditure from 1st April 2021 and 30th June 2021. All funding must be spent by 30th June 2021, and any funding that remains unspent at this point will need to be returned to DHSC.

This means that Hertfordshire County Council is now in a position to invite small CQC registered care home providers in the county to immediately invoice Hertfordshire County Council for £300 per registered CQC bed for ICF3 and £300 per registered CQC bed for RTF. Please send two invoices, one for ICF and one for RTF. Invoices should be sent to ACS.CarePayments@hertfordshire.gov.uk

» Read the letter for SMALL Care Homes here
The spend trackers are as above  

Community Care Providers (Homecare, Flexicare and Supported Living Services)

This funding will be paid in two single instalments (one for ICF and one for RTF) and can be used to cover expenditure from 1st April 2021 and 30th June 2021. All funding must be spent by 30th June 2021, and any funding that remains unspent at this point will need to be returned to DHSC.

This means that Hertfordshire County Council is now in a position to invite CQC registered community care providers in the county to immediately invoice Hertfordshire County Council for the funding allocations applicable to your service as set out in the table below:

Provision

Basis of Allocation

ICF Allocation (£)

RTF Allocation (£)

Homecare

Per person supported

120

Flexi-care

Per person supported

120

225

Supported Living

Per person supported

300

225

Please send two invoices, one for ICF and one for RTF. Invoices should be sent to ACS.CarePayments@hertfordshire.gov.uk

» Read the full letter for Community Providers here
» Download the Community ICF Spend Tracker (note: you only need to complete the ICF tracker)

Day Services

This funding will be paid in one single instalment and can be used to cover expenditure from 1st April 2021 and 30th June 2021. All funding must be spent by 30th June 2021, and any funding that remains unspent at this point will need to be returned to DHSC.

This means that Hertfordshire County Council is now in a position to invite day service providers in the county to immediately invoice Hertfordshire County Council for £55 per service user for ICF3. Please send your invoice to: ACS.CarePayments@hertfordshire.gov.uk

The two conditions to receive this funding are:

  1. Care Providers Day Services must be open
  2. That the funds are to be spent on infection control– in line with the grant conditions summarised in Appendix 1 below

» Read the full letter for Day Service Providers here

If you have not received these letters or you are unsure of how to claim do please call or email the Provider Support Hub 01707 708 108  assistance@hcpa.co.uk

Previous funding letters and trackers