North Ayrshire’s Social Care Sector has been allocated an additional £1,339,000 from the SNP Government, to help with the financial impact of the coronavirus. This is part of an initial £50 million across Scotland.
This funding will help address immediate challenges and support ongoing provision of social care.
Health and Social Care Partnerships across Scotland have all put in place mobilisation plans to ensure the health and social care system is as well placed as possible to deal with the pandemic.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman MSP said:
“We know the social care sector is at the frontline of the current pandemic and so the SNP Government is undertaking a detailed review of additional costs incurred by the sector.
“This funding is part of our commitment to support resilience in social care provision and ensure that any increasing needs as a result of the pandemic are met.
“I hope this will reassure the sector that additional costs related to COVID-19 will be provided and we will continue to work closely with Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and NHS Boards to ensure they have the resources needed throughout this pandemic.”
Kenneth Gibson MSP said:
“More than ever, it is crucial that health and social care assistance is locally accessible. Staff at North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership have worked hard to put in place the local mobilisation programme.
“I am pleased that the SNP Government is supporting this with an additional £1,339,000.”