Emergency supplies of PPE arrive in Lancashire to help adult social care workers

Emergency supplies of essential personal protection equipment (PPE) are on their way to social care services across Lancashire.

Monday, 13th April 2020, 10:12 am

The Lancashire Resilience Forum (LRF) have received a substantial supply of equipment including aprons, gloves, masks and eye protection from central government this morning (April 13).

These are now being distributed to areas of greatest need, primarily adult social care providers such as nursing and care homes, through local authorities.

Kieran Keane, Chief Executive of Lancaster City Council, is responsible for overseeing logistics within the LRF.

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A substantial supply of equipment including aprons, gloves, masks and eye protection has arrived in Lancashire. (Credit: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service)

He said: "These supplies will support those working in social care to stay safe as they work tirelessly to help some of Lancashire’s most vulnerable residents during the coronavirus outbreak.

“Obtaining PPE is challenging at the moment due to unprecedented demand across the country. This emergency supply will go some way to ease the pressures being felt by public services until a more robust supply line is established.

“All partners within the LRF are working together to monitor existing and anticipated PPE levels on a daily basis, to ensure sufficient supplies are distributed to those most in need.”

Today’s delivery was the second part of a national drop-off from central government after an initial supply was received on Tuesday, April 7.

The equipment will help adult social care providers such as nursing and care homes. (Credit: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service)