PPE Distribution for Social Care Providers, Unpaid Carers and Personal Assistants - Local Guidance
On 23rd April 2020 the Scottish Government issued new guidance regarding the distribution of PPE to social care providers, unpaid carers and personal assistants. This guidance is attached in full, however the main changes were that from Monday 27th April 2020:
local Hubs will be the primary model for distribution of PPE supplies to the whole social care sector; and,
that the Hubs will extend their provision to include unpaid / family carers and personal assistants.
The new guidance from Government continues to emphasise that all providers should try to source their own stock of PPE, but where this fails or provides an inadequate supply that hubs will provide PPE to the whole care sector.
Colleagues from across Dundee HSCP have been working to make the necessary arrangements for the local implementation of this new guidance.
All social care providers, unpaid carers and personal assistants should follow the guidance with immediate effect to access PPE from the Dundee Hub (located at the West District Housing Office) where their own supply chains have failed / are inadequate. The guidance is accompanied by a simple stock request form – within the form there are instructions for completion and instructions are also attached as a separate document. We would request that all providers ensure that the form is fully completed prior to submission. Incomplete forms will be sent back to you for revision.
The arrangements set out in the attached guidance are accessible to social care providers based within Dundee only. Similar arrangements are in place across all HSCPs. Providers based out-with Dundee should access PPE through the relevant local hub.
Please find links to the guidance, form, and letter below.