All of here at HomeCareDirect would like to say a huge thank you to the staff who battled on to provide home care services in the floods, working tirelessly alongside local authorities to carry out emergency plans and ensure people were safe and looked after.

In their newsletter UKHCA have let us know that for providers who have been involved in helping people to clear up, Public Health England has issued guidance on how to clean up your home safely. There is also advice for the public on flooding, including drawing up a personal flood plan.

The Government has allocated £60m to local authorities in England to help people and businesses affected by flooding, and will apply the Barnett formula to funding so devolved administrations receive £7.5 million.