£48m recovery fund to support social care in Wales

Julie Morgan has announced a new £48 million package of funding to support social care in Wales and help the sector meet the ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic.

The Deputy Minister for Social Services said that £40 million of the funding has been allocated to local authorities, whilst £8 million will fund a number of specific priorities, including extending the carers support fund; tackle loneliness in older people; investing in the social care workforce’s well-being and in residential services for care-experienced children.

Morgan said: “We place huge value on social care in Wales and we ask a lot of the sector. It is facing significant pressures as a result of the pandemic and – just like our NHS staff – the workforce is exhausted from working so hard for so long.

“This new funding recognises the challenges the sector is facing and will help to address some of the financial pressures it faces. It also includes new funding to invest in priority areas to improve services, in line with our ambitions and commitments. We will continue supporting social care in Wales and, as we recover from the pandemic, will build a strong and resilient social care sector.”

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