We'd like to thank the businesses and individuals that have donated personal protective (PPE) items such as face masks, aprons and gloves for our Care Workers to us when on home visits to people with care needs.
Our team of Care Support Workers provides vital care to people in Hertsmere who need some support to stay safe and well in their own homes, many of whom live alone. Tasks they help people with include washing and dressing and eating.
The equipment will be useful for staff, particularly as we have added face masks to the list of kit our Care Service staff wear when visiting the people they support.
Latoya Anderson, our Care Service Operations Manager, said: “We’re grateful for the PPE items we’ve been given, especially at a time when there is a high demand for items such as face masks. We work hard to ensure our staff and the people we care for are safe. Our Care Support Workers appreciate people thinking of them. They are well trained and feel well equipped and assured that they are protected when carrying out their duties.”
Among the individuals that gave some face masks were Jeremy Parsons, from Hemel Hempstead, who was sent them from a friend in China, and Gemma Fraser, a part-time Hertfordshire firefighter and a warehouse manager at Marvin’s Magic Ltd. Gemma, from Hemel Hempstead, donated 750 face masks and said: “I know there is limited availability of PPE so I reached out to the manufacturers and suppliers I know to see if they had any items and they did. I decided to donate some to Carers in Hertfordshire as the charity is doing a vital job supporting people with care needs and family members providing care.”
If you would like to find out more about our Care Service please call 020 8905 1158 and to learn more about how we supports unpaid carers or how you can help the charity please call 01992 58 69 69 or email