New NHS England hospital discharge funding: Your questions

Late on Friday 21 August, the Department of Health and Social Care announced a £588 million fund to support people being discharged from hospital.

This money is intended to provide care and support for people in their own homes or in care homes for six weeks after discharge.
 
This funding will become available from 1 September and will be available until 31 March 2021 and is being introduced to help the NHS and social care to cope with a possible second wave of COVID-19 during the winter months.
 
More information and links to the supporting guidance are available here.
 
Do you have questions about how this fund will be administered and what it can be used for? So do we. Click here to submit your questions and we’ll endeavour to get them answered by colleagues at NHS England.