Providers of care and support face a range of additional costs in the COVID-19 period. These include costs related to PPE, cleaning, COVID-19 related sick leave, costs for staff who are shielding and increased travel costs.
Local authorities have been awarded an initial tranche of funding (12th May) linked to their COVID-19 mobilisation plans. The local mobilisation plans include scoping and financial estimates of costs of responding to COVID-19 in an area. The mobilisation plans are live documents and are reviewed regularly and should include a comprehensive outline of care and support provider, as well as local authority costs however at the time of writing we have no assurance on what has been included.
To assist in identifying and reporting COVID-19 related costs, colleagues at CCPS have created a COVID-19 costs template setting out the types of additional costs providers are incurring during the crisis. We hope you may find this helpful.