Update: Welsh Government’s Social Care Workforce £500 Special Payment Scheme
08 September 2020
We are currently working to process Welsh Government’s Social Care Workforce £500 Special Payment to those who are eligible.
We have written to the relevant social care providers and personal assistants who operate in Neath Port Talbot to explain how to claim the payment.
This is a Welsh Government scheme to reward the hard work and commitment of social care staff who have provided essential care to our most vulnerable citizens during the most challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The scheme is aimed at staff within registered care homes and domiciliary care services and includes Personal Assistants (PAs). An individual can only receive one payment and must have been employed in an eligible role during the period 15th March to 31st May.
To be eligible for this payment, staff must be:
• a paid employee of a registered care home or domiciliary care service
• an agency care worker
• an agency nurse who has worked in the same setting for 12 weeks or more
• a personal assistant paid through direct payments
Staff who work as or for contractors in care homes are not covered by this scheme.
If you are a social care worker or personal assistant who meets the criteria but have not yet received information on how to claim the payment, please contact your employer in the first instance.
Any care providers operating in the Neath Port Talbot area, who have not received any communication from us should contact email@example.com .
For more information, visit: www.npt.gov.uk/socialcarepayment or https://gov.wales/social-care-workforce-special-payment-scheme .