Today, I was delighted to see the Government announced £388 million in support for care workers and care home residents, which will help to further prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep residents safe through the potentially tough Winter months ahead.
Protecting staff and residents in care homes has been a priority throughout the pandemic, and we are committed to supporting them during the winter months ahead.
That is why we are delivering an additional £388 million for care homes to prevent the spread of infection this winter – helping to fund testing, infection control measures, and Covid and flu vaccines for care workers.
This funding will mean care homes have the resources and support they need to keep residents and staff safe through the winter.
My colleague and friend, the Health Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, has said:
"Protecting care home staff and residents has been a priority throughout the pandemic and as we move into winter I am committed to ensuring they have the resources they need.
"This additional funding demonstrates how we will continue to support those delivering and receiving care.
"Everyone deserves to be cared for with dignity and respect and our wider reforms will continue to work towards our aim of a world-leading social care system."
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