Summary of report content
The Covid-19 Pandemic highlighted the need to ensure that health and social care staff and their patients/clients were sufficiently protected from contracting or spreading the virus. We were contacted regarding concerns about availability of PPE within the social care sector locally. Our staff and volunteers conducted a survey within Care Homes and home care agencies to see if there were concerns regarding the availability of PPE.
The survey aimed to find out whether there were problems obtaining appropriate supplies of PPE and secondly whether the official advice was clear on its use.
The report was shared with Southend Borough Council and local Councillors who responded positively to our involvement in seeking clarity of the PPE situation.