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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - social care workforce payment: guidance on the process for Shared Lives Schemes

Published: 21 Jul 2021

Guidance for a supported person or their carer, who employs staff or a service in adult social care or children’s residential services.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - social care workforce payment: guidance on the process for Shared Lives Schemes
Eligibility

Eligibility 

A person is eligible:

  • if they are registered to a Shared Lives scheme

and

  • if they were working over a continuous four week period between 17 March 2020 and 30 November 2020; this is the qualifying period

Those who work full-time or part-time, are self-employed, are subject to a permanent or temporary contract, or are subject to a zero hours or flexible employment contract are eligible.  

Once the form has been submitted and validated by the Shared Lives scheme manager, a payment will be made to them and they will disburse the taxable pro rata £500 payment to the Shared Lives carer. 

Payments made will be fully funded to such an amount that, once employer National Insurance contributions (NICs), Apprenticeship Levy costs and any other employer costs are deducted in the usual way, eligible staff will receive £500 pro rata (before tax).