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This page last updated on 17 January 2021


Care England comments about the Staff Capacity Fund

CARE England, the largest representative body of independent adult social care providers, has acknowledged the DHSC's new staff capacity fund. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:- "Care England is pleased that the Government listened to the sector regarding its deep concerns about banning staff movement. We want to work with the DHSC to ensure that the Staff Capacity Fund delivers to the front line and is suitably flexible to reflect the crisis whereby providers are struggling with staff illness and absenteeism in the same way as their colleagues in the NHS are. Staff are our most precious resource and we want to do all that we can to support them especially in these incredibly difficult times."

The new fund, will give £120 million for Local Authorities to boost staffing levels.  Although the details are yet to be announced, Care England would like to see it being used in a flexible way to support recruitment and retention, for example some ideas might be:-

 Means to make bonus payments to thank and support existing staff who have worked tirelessly over this last ten months to care for people (as has been done by the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales)

 'Golden Hello' payments, Adult social care providers to have access to Local Authority and NHS Occupational Health schemes and benefits.

 Support around Nurse placements or apprenticeship schemes.

 More proactive support around mental health in partnership with the NHS.

 A focus on staff specialised staff services, in particular services for adults with learning disabilities.

Care England has invested a lot of resources into a new campaign #We Care for England which aims to improve the image of care homes thus aiding recruitment and retention: We care as Nurses, hairdressers, cooks and care workers. Brothers and sisters, mums and dads. When you need it most, we care for England. Instagram, Facebook.

Martin Green continues:- "We have concerns about the way in which this fund is to be delivered and will be asking the DHSC to keep close tabs on the dissemination in order that funds arrive at the front line where they are needed and that no money is wasted in a spaghetti of bureaucracy. At this time of cries, every moment and every penny counts."

Total UK cases Covid19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 38,598 cases and the total number now stand at:- 3,395,959 that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The total number of Covid19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:-
671, within 28 days of positive test, according to the Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory is:- 89,261, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 89,243.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
4,179. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 3,789 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 37,475.

In England, there are a total of:- 2,958,104 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 470,892 confirmed cases.

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the Liverpool City Region are as follows


Area and number of confirmed cases:- Risen by:-

Liverpool City Region
Nation Lockdown

National UK Restrictions

Liverpool, 38,682 confirmed cases.


Halton, 9,203 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 13,392 confirmed cases. 202
Sefton, 18,531 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 12,373 confirmed cases.


Wirral, 19,145 confirmed cases.


Colour Key:- 0  1 to 10 11 to 20 21 to 30  31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to 100 100 to 199 200 & over  

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within Local Authorities around the Liverpool City Region, since start of the Pandemic, are as follows:-


 Blackburn with Darwen, 14,309 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 7,335 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 19,805 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 13,718 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 15,981 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 16,458 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 75,373 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 41,923 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 18,768 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 10,228 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 16,865 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 18,042 confirmed cases.

15,732 confirmed cases.

13,879 confirmed cases.

13,054 confirmed cases.

13,913 confirmed cases.

22,897 confirmed cases.

Total UK people who have received vaccination

1st Dose 2nd Dose
3,857,266 449,736
Jab Stats correct as of 16 January 2021
The vaccination programme began on 8 December 2020 with people receiving the vaccine developed by Pfizer / BioNTech, and people began receiving the Oxford University / AstraZeneca vaccine from 4 January 2021. Both vaccines are given as 2 doses, at least 21 days apart, for a full vaccination course.

Daily reported Covid19 deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed positive Covid19 test.   Daily and cumulative numbers of Covid19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are not comparable as Wales include suspected Covid19 patients while the other nations include only confirmed cases.


The latest R number is estimated at:- 1.2 to 1.3 with a daily infection growth rate range of:- +2% to +5%, as of 15 January 2021.

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