New website set up in this area is helping to tackle PPE shortages across the country

A team of volunteers in Scarborough has launched a new website to help solve the nationwide shortage of PPE in the social care sector.

Thursday, 4th June 2020, 12:59 pm
#MakeMasks4Carers was launched in April by care home consultant and care quality specialist Samuel Barrington.

The website is providing an interactive national map which care providers can use to search for local volunteers producing the PPE they need.

The site has already seen volunteers from across England and Wales, including schools, universities, workshops, sign makers, garages and people with 3D printers sign up to create and supply hundreds of thousands of masks, visors and face shields to frontline carers.

Now, campaign organisers are calling on other volunteer manufacturers to join the campaign.

Care quality specialist Samuel Barrington, who launched the #MakeMasks4Carers campaign, said: “This crisis has put unprecedented pressure on the social care sector. Care homes and home care providers across the country are still struggling to get their hands on the vital PPE they need to protect carers on the front line.

“The response to #MakeMasks4Carers has been fantastic, and thanks to the efforts of all our partners and volunteers, care homes and home care providers across the country have managed to source the PPE they need.”

Visit https://www.makemasks4carers.com for more details about the website.

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