Carers Trust supporting carers through Coronavirus with PPE deliveries
Carers Trust has been working hard this week to support carers and their families through the Coronavirus lockdown by delivering much needed PPE equipment to our Network Partners providing regulated home care visits.
Increasingly during the Coronavirus pandemic, we have been hearing from unpaid carers and their families that they have visits from home care workers cancelled during lockdown. These visits are vital for many carers, giving them a precious break from the demands of caring or a chance to get to the shops or the bank.
Coronavirus has meant that this vital support service has had to be stopped to keep both home care workers and carers and their loved ones safe from the risk of infection. This means far too many unpaid carers have lost their vital support network just when they need it most.
So, we are thrilled to have been able to get highly sought-after PPE equipment to our partner charities that desperately need it so they can continue to deliver homecare and -short breaks to unpaid carers and their families.
Carers Trust Chair, John McLean, has received a huge donation of PPE equipment from China. As well as being the Chair of Carers Trust, John is also Head of UK – China Relations for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, the official charity of the City of London. Bank of China donated a huge quantity of PPE equipment to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, much of which has gone straight to the NHS. Additional quantities are going to care workers and care homes, and John has been tirelessly delivering masks and gloves to our Network Partners and will continue to do so over the next week.
Network Partners have been delighted to receive these vital supplies that will ensure they can continue supporting carers and their families through home visits.
Welcoming delivery of 6,000 medical masks and 3,200 pairs of medical latex gloves, Miriam Martin, Chief Executive of Caring Together, said:
“The provision of homecare is an essential part of the support that we provide for carers. Life has become more difficult and demanding for carers, making these visits even more valuable.
“Ensuring our staff have the PPE they need as they visit homes is extremely important. We are very grateful for this delivery which help reassure the carers and clients we support that we will continue to have the right equipment when delivering their homecare.”