Superdry donates 100,000s pieces of PPE to county care workers
Some 300,000 items of personal protective equipment (PPE) are to be distributed to staff working in Gloucestershire care homes, as well as in people’s homes, thanks to a fashion brand Superdry.
The Cheltenham headquartered public company’s donation, which is made up of masks, aprons and gloves, is being distributed to front-line care workers across Gloucestershire to support some of our most vulnerable older people.
Since the onset of the pandemic it has become apparent the nation is struggling to satisfy the demand for the equipment, thought to be vital in helping prevent the further spread of the Covid-19 virus.
It is understood the PPE from Superdry will be used by frontline workers caring for vulnerable people with varying needs such as learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health and dementia.
According to Gloucestershire County Council the kit will be distributed to health and care workers in residential care homes, nursing homes, hospices (both residential and community who are providing end of life care) and care workers supporting vulnerable people living at home.
The donation comes in addition to 82,500 items of PPE received from government earlier this week.
Cllr Kathy Williams, cabinet member for adult social care at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “I want to say a massive thank you to Superdry for this wonderful donation – that will really help us guarantee supplies for frontline staff in our county.
“Care workers are doing such a vital job for us – and with the help of Superdry and others we are working hard to ensure they get the help and support they need.”