Bristol City Council has announced it will invest more than £9m into adult social care over the next three months.
The local authority said the extra money will help meet the increased demand for social care services, which has been caused by the current coronavirus pandemic.
The additional funding will support:
In March, Bristol received just over £13 million of the £1.6 billion allocated by central government to local authorities towards the cost of financial pressures resulting from the coronavirus crisis.
‘This is crucial funding that will enable Bristol City Council to go some way to alleviate the pressure on vital frontline services that are providing care to some of the city’s most vulnerable people during this time of crisis,’ said Cllr Helen Holland.
‘We are working extremely closely with our local NHS and voluntary and community sector, who are also providing extra hospital discharge capacity back into our community.’
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