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A focus on Coronavirus and finance: CPA impact 29 April to 6 May 2020

07 May 2020

After three months of campaigning and lobbying to ensure care providers have all the resources and support to see them through this pandemic and beyond, the Care Provider Alliance is very conscience of the significant number of providers who are still extremely concerned about their cash flow. 

Our members (the ten largest national care associations in England), have made us acutely aware of the increase in costs faced by many providers. This includes increased payroll costs due to sickness, isolation and shielding. Furthermore, where providers can actually access personal protective equipment (PPE) they often face costs far above normal prices.

Although central government announced £3.2 billion had been made available to strengthen care for vulnerable people back in March, we know it’s not flowing quickly from local authorities to providers.  We have also heard from our members’ instances where health and care commissioners have advised “business as usual” and that they are not intending to provide extra funds as a result of COVID-19.

The CPA is continuing to put real pressure on central and local government in relation to funding levels and distribution. This week alone our team – including the executive leads of all 10 member organisations - has spent more than 20 hours on the issue. 

While we are unable to issue a public statement on funding this week, we will be issuing one soon. Please be assured we are continuing to work hard to ensure the challenges you are facing are still on the table and addressed. 

Our team continues to respond to the many enquiries and our infographic highlights the impact we have had this week, 29 April – 6 May 2020. 

Download the infographic: CPA impact 29 April – 6 May 2020

See also our statement on 1 May 2020 – Shining the spotlight on social care

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