Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support Ltd
< April 2020

PPE for Norfolk care providers - an important message from Tim Weller, Norfolk County Council

Norfolk care providers - please read this message from Tim Weller about accessing PPE.

Dear Providers
Last week the Health Secretary Matt Hancock wrote an open letter to the social care workforce, thanking you for the phenomenal work you are doing at this challenging time. We echo that sentiment - you’re playing a critical role in meeting the needs of vulnerable or hard to reach people in our communities across the County – thank you. 

There’s been a national focus on the availability and supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Over the weekend, the government announced the distribution of a supply of PPE to Local Resilience Forums to support the fight against COVID-19 where the need is greatest. The Council are now reaching out to commissioned adult social care and support partners who provide services to clients with COVID-19 or related symptoms. At this point, we want to know where the critical need is, so we can prioritise our effort to mobilise support.
We’re asking that you please urgently complete the spreadsheet attached to the email we are sending you today [7/4/20] and return this within 24 hours.

[If you have not received this email contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) as soon as possible]
It’s vitally important to conserve supplies of PPE by using it in accordance with current guidance from Public Health England (PHE). You can find the official PHE guidance and a range of other information on our dedicated COVID-19 Professional Care Providers Update webpage on the Norfolk County Council website. If you’re unable to find the information you require on the webpage you can contact us at this email address.
Finally, please follow us on Twitter @QualityNorfolk where you’ll find links to COVID-19 updates, signposting to relevant information and topical content for the care market. Thank you again for all that you’re doing.
Tim Weller, Head of Integrated Quality Service
Adult Social Services
Tel: 01603 223435 | Dept: 01603 223935 | Mobile: 07452 939954
Bay 1, Floor 3, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk. NR1 2DH

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