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Government launches new pilots to support self-isolationGovernment launches new pilots to support self-isolation

The Health Secretary has launched self-isolation support pilots for 9 areas in England with high COVID-19 rates. Backing of £12.9 million a month to councils will be used for:

  • providing alternative accommodation for people in overcrowded households
  • social care support such as increasing existing social care support for vulnerable adults
  • providing 'buddying' services for people whose mental health has been affected by the pandemic and
  • language communications support for individuals where English isn't their first language.

Government launches new pilots to further support people to self-isolate

An extra £3.2 million per month has been allocated to a free medicines delivery service for people who are self-isolating and don't have access to help in collecting their prescription.

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