Introducing a new PPE service for unpaid carers in Central Bedfordshire
Who can get help with PPE with this service?
A carer is someone who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction. The care they give is unpaid and is voluntary to support that person.
If you are an unpaid carer providing personal care to someone else (particularly if they are not in your household), you might want to consider using PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to protect yourself and the person you are caring for.
Central Bedfordshire Council are pleased to be able to offer a range of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), if you need it.
This includes protective gloves, disposable face masks, aprons and a face shield.
They are working in partnership with Carers in Bedfordshire, a local organisation with a great range of support available to you as a carer.
You can find out more at www.carersinbeds.org.uk or by calling 0300 111 1919. Carers in Bedfordshire are continuing to provide telephone and virtual support including group activities and individual support, as well as sending out appropriate information. There are also a number of webinars available to attend to find out information about specific conditions.
How and when to use PPE
Information on when to use PPE and guidelines on using PPE correctly can be found in this Public Health England guide:
Download the Public Health England PPE illustrated guide.
How to order your PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
If you are an unpaid carer, please contact the Central Bedfordshire Council team by following the below instructions:
– Contact by email: carersPPE@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
– Make sure the title of the email is “Carers PPE”
– Include your name and address (so that PPE can be posted to you) and the glove size that you require
– If you do not have access to the internet, please call 0300 300 8900 with all of the above information and they will arrange for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to be sent to you by post.