Parent carers and other informal carers across Rutland can now access free stocks of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Informal carers provide care on an unpaid basis, often to family members. Some will provide a few hours of care each week, perhaps doing the shopping for someone who finds it difficult to get out of the house; others will provide round the clock care and companionship.
Rutland County Council has received additional stocks of PPE through the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Local Resilience Forum (LRF). Stocks include hand sanitiser, gloves, aprons and face masks, and are specifically intended for informal carers. The Council has set up a distribution hub at its Brighways Centre in Oakham and is encouraging local carers to get in touch to place an order. Informal carers can place their PPE order and book a collection slot by contacting the administrative team at the Brightways Centre. This can be emailing: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Supplies of PPE will continue to be made available for informal carers in Rutland, who will be able to repeat orders and collections going forward.