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CPA response to £341m additional funding for infection prevention and control

18 March 2021

The Care Provider Alliance welcomes today’s announcement by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care that a further £341 million will be made available to support adult social care with the costs of infection prevention control and testing.

Speaking about the announcement, Kathy Roberts, Chair of the Care Provider Alliance said:

“The Government’s additional funding for infection control and testing will be widely welcomed by care providers, their staff and ultimately by the people they support and their families. It is reassuring that government recognises the need to support the sector on this crucial issue beyond the end of this financial year.

“However, the Care Provider Alliance continues to call of a long-term, sustainable funding solution for the care sector. Otherwise we will be in a constant state of intensive insecurity which seriously affects our ability to provide continuity of care to the millions of people who depend on us every day.”

The Government’s announcement comes the day after a group of social care leaders – including the CPA - called on Government to end 25 years of inaction on funding.

Note to Editors§

The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) brings together the 10 main national associations, which represent independent and voluntary adult social care providers in England.  We work to represent the sector and ensure a coordinated response to the major issues that affect it.

The CPA bring together the ten national associations, which represent private, voluntary and community sector providers. We speak for the whole of the adult social care sector including care homes, home care services, Shared Lives schemes and retirement communities.

CPA members cover almost 10,000 organisations, employ over 600,000 staff and support an estimated 1 million people.

For more information visit Care Provider Alliance – About us.

Media contact: Edna Petzen, edna.petzen@nationalcareforum.org.uk 07397 158596