£341m funding boost for adult social care

  • Chris Easom
  • April 8, 2021

Matt Hancock has announced a further £341 million in funding for the adult social care sector. The Health and Social Care Secretary said the funding will help with infection control and testing to allow more of those receiving care to see their loved ones. The additional money takes the total infection control fund to almost £1.35 billion and support for rapid testing to £288 million, with the money helping to keep residents and staff safe while supporting visiting in line with the latest guidance. This funding is in addition to free PPE and further support for designated settings to ensure safe hospital discharge.