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How we're supporting care homes

Our response to the Minister of State for Care's request for information on the support we're offering to care homes in the borough

On 14 May, Minister of State for Care Helen Whately MP wrote to all local authorities to ask them to review the support they have in place for care homes and to complete a template and covering letter by 29 May 2020.   

Our response highlights how we have continued to work closely with Care Home Providers and members of Lewisham Health and Care Partners to put in place a responsive support offer to care homes which includes training, tailored guidance and support, access to emergency personal protection equipment (PPE), clinical support and financial support.

Read our response from Kim Wright, our Chief Executive.

You can find the following appendices below.

  • Appendix 1: London Region Appendix – a summary of the work across London and issues for the future are captured in the attached
  • Appendix 2: The support we've provided to care homes during COVID-19 – our response to support care homes in partnership with Lewisham Health and Care Partners
  • Appendix 3: Support for care homes template response submitted on 29/05/2020
  • Appendix 4: The Department for Health and Social Care have also asked that Local authorities complete the template below to show the funding which has been spent on support to care homes to date.

Appendix 4: Funding spent on support for care homes to date

Support to providers that Lewisham has contracts with

Domiciliary care (£s) Residential care (£s) Other provisions (£s) Total spent* so far on supporting providers that Lewisham has contracts with in response to COVID-19 (£s)
Support being offered 37,3316 740,440 342,800 615,059

*Total spent means funding or support has already reached providers.

** Interpretation of “with contracts” to include “spot purchase” contracts for individual packages of care and/or placements.

Support to providers that Lewisham does not have contracts with

Domiciliary care (£s) Residential care (£s) Other provisions (£s) Total spent* so far on supporting providers that Lewisham does not have contracts with in response to COVID-19 (£s)
Support being offered 4,180 4,1
80
0 8,360

*Total spent means funding or support has already reached providers.