Welsh Government Social Care Workforce Special Payment Scheme 

On 1 May the First Minister announced a £500 payment for care workers to recognise and reward the hard work and commitment of social care staff who have provided essential care to the most vulnerable citizens during the most challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Denbighshire County Council will be administering the scheme on behalf of the Welsh Government and will be working with local employers to identify eligible workers who are based within the County. If you think you are eligible for the payment then please contact your employer in the first instance.