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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice, including help if you are struggling financially

Financial support information for Adult Social Care Providers during COVID-19

We have published details of the support we are giving to providers during the pandemic.

To support providers in their continued work, we are upholding our commitment of a 10% uplift to current contracted provider gross fees until 31 July 2020.

We are committed to supporting the local care market with the additional pressures being faced during the coronavirus pandemic including the availability and the wellbeing of teams and the availability of PPE and the subsequent increased costs, while still delivering the best quality care to our residents.

The table below sets out the financial support already given to care providers up to the end of May 2020 and this page will be regularly updated as further payments are made:

Support to providers that the local authority has contracts with

Type of care Domiciliary careResidential careOther provision
 Support being offered 

Regular, one off, unconditional payment of 10% of commissioned care

Regular, one off, unconditional payment of 10% of commissioned care, maintain full payment for block contracts

Maintain full payments for block contracts. Innovative Day Services, carers and PPE support

Total spent so far on supporting providers that we have contracts with in response to COVID-19 £2.511m



We would like to thank care providers for the excellent work they are undertaking during the pandemic. Together, we have been able to achieve excellent, flexible and caring support for our most vulnerable residents across Dorset and for their families and our communities.

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