- What is the Financial Recognition Scheme
- How we will administer the special payment
- When will the scheme open
- How payments will be made
- What happens after the application is received
- Privacy statement
Eligible staff will receive a taxable payment of £1,498 paid in one lump sum or spread the over five months in five equal instalments. The payment will be made to social care staff who were employed in an eligible role between 1 April 2022 and 30 June 2022.
Who can claim
The following Providers/Employers can claim the financial recognition on behalf of their eligible staff in line with the eligible staff roles detailed in the WG guidance:
- Care workers employed in registered care homes (children’s and adult) in a role where registration with Social Care Wales is or will be required.
- Senior care staff, care managers and nurses employed in registered care homes in a role where registration with Social Care Wales or the Nursing and Midwifery Council is required.
- Domiciliary care workers employed by registered domiciliary support services in a role where registration with Social Care Wales is required.
- Care manager employed by registered domiciliary support services in a role where registration with Social Care Wales is required.
- Residential family centre support workers and manager in a role where registration with Social Care Wales is or will be required.
The Scheme is extended to Personal Assistants employed by people in receipt of Local Authority Direct Payments. The administration of payments to Personal Assistants will be managed separately under the Direct Payments Team. For further information please contact the team on the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The payment will be administered to Providers/Employers on behalf of their staff through a two stage process as follows:
Stage 1: Providers / Employers claim the financial recognition for eligible staff below.
Stage 2: Providers / Employers claim supplementary funding to cover the costs incurred as a direct result of the financial recognition scheme
For further information about the Scheme and who is eligible to receive the payment please read the WG guidance or email us on email@example.com
Providers / Employers can commence the application for the special payments scheme through the following links:
Providers / Employers can claim supplementary funding incurred as a direct result of the payment made under the financial recognition scheme. Before applying Providers / Employers need to determine their actual employer costs for national Insurance and/or Pensions as a result of the payment made in compliance with the guidance.
The Employer Claim Form shall be completed and submitted together with evidence in a form of extract/report from the Provider/Employer’s payroll substantiating these costs.
As part of the supplementary funding claim Providers/Employers are entitled to include standard overhead/administration costs at £2 per claim. Additionally, Providers/Employers may claim higher overhead costs where they can demonstrate the implementation of the £1,498 payment has resulted in them incurring significant additional costs in excess of the £2 per claim entitlement. Any such claims should be accompanied by supporting evidence (for example an invoice from a payroll agency).
The claim for supplementary funding will need to be made by Providers/Employers within eight weeks of the weeks of receiving the £1,498 payments. Failure to do so may result in these claims not being paid.
Applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis and the process is planned to be concluded by the end of June 2022.
There is one template for you to save for the list of your eligible staff together with the actual employer costs for national Insurance and/or pensions. This will then need to be uploaded when you make your application.
Please only submit the details in an Excel format or this may slow down your application.
Employer Claim Form template (Microsoft Excel version)
Provider Oncosts template (Microsoft Excel version)
Payments will be made following the Provider/Employer’s receipt of a completed Provider Claim Form together with evidence that payment to eligible staff have been made. The evidence will be in a form of financial report/statement/payroll extract providing this clearly identifies the actual payment in full to each eligible staff.
Receipt of the application will be automatically acknowledged following submission of the claim.
We aim to process the application within 30 days of receipt subject to the correct information provided and checks undertaken.
The Local Authority may require repayment in full or part if evidence emerges that the application was not eligible.
If you experience any issues uploading large files, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This privacy notice [UPDATED] sets out how we intend to process personal data in order to complete the special payment process in Conwy.
By submitting your application you are agreeing to share your information with Conwy County Borough Council, Welsh Government and in cases of fraud the Police.