Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Protecting Care Homes
The government has announced an extra £250 million is being made available to adult social care services to meet the costs of infection control and testing so they can continue to protect those they look after and their staff from the virus.
Throughout the pandemic, it has been important to take as many steps as possible to stop the spread of Covid-19 in care homes so we can keep staff and residents safe from this cruel virus.
That is why the government is providing an additional £250 million through our Infection Control and Testing Fund to help care homes and providers meet the costs of implementing infection prevention measures and testing until the end of September – bringing our total support for social care to £2 billion.
By giving our social care the resources and funding it needs to control the virus, we can continue to protect staff and residents while allowing our care homes to deliver world-class care.