Published 18 September
The Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce was commissioned in June 2020, with this report seeing the completion of its work in August 2020.
The taskforce was set up to oversee the delivery of 2 packages of support that the government had put in place for the care sector, the Social Care Action Plan and the Care Home Support Plan.
In addition, the taskforce was asked to support the government’s work on community outbreaks – areas of the country that needed particular help and intervention to deal with higher rates of infection – and advising and supporting local places to consider and respond to reducing the risk of infection in care homes and the wider social care sector. Its further remit was to provide advice on the requirements for the response to COVID-19 in the next few months, ahead of and into winter.