West Berkshire Council

Covid-19 Information

Linked to the announcement of the infection control fund is the requirement to publish a statement updating the Minister for Care on the position of care homes locally. The statement was submitted to the Minister on 29 May 2020 and was accurate at the time of the submission.

The information was drawn from a variety of sources, particularly from care homes themselves, but also from discussion with key partners from the health and voluntary sectors.

The summary at 29 May 2020 was that the position for care homes had improved significantly following a very challenging period. Council staff are undertaking regular assurance activities alongside key partners, including the Clinical Commissioning Group and services provided by the Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust. Further work will be done in co-ordination with partners across Berkshire West. The statement also recognised that the position can change quickly and must therefore be kept under review. The council's Chief Executive took the opportunity specifically to recognise the dedicated efforts and highly skilled work of the staff and managers who deliver care home services. 

Please see the pdf icon DHSC Winter Plan for Adult Social Care [378kb]