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Scottish Government provides £50m COVID-19 social care funding

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The Scottish Government is providing an initial £50m to help the social care sector deal with the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.

The funding is design to address the immediate challenges faced by the sector and support ongoing social care provision.

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said: “We know the social care sector is at the frontline of the current pandemic and the Scottish Government has been undertaking a detailed review of additional costs incurred by the sector.

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“This funding is part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to support resilience in social care provision and ensure that any increasing need for social care as a result of the pandemic is met.

“I hope this will reassure the social care sector that additional costs related to COVID-19 will be provided and we will continue to work closely with COSLA and NHS Boards to ensure they have the resources needed throughout this pandemic.”

The Government said Health and Social Care Partnerships across Scotland had put in place mobilisation plans to ensure the health and social care system is as well placed as possible to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Details of the allocation of funding by region can be found on the Government’s website by clicking here.

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