Access to PPE for unpaid Carers in Devon

Information on carers’ access to free PPE in Devon is available on:

https://www.devon.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-in-devon/document/personal-protective-equipment-ppe-for-carers/#a-message-for-carers

Free PPE is available as follows

The following types of carers will be able to access the supply of PPE (subject to availability):

  • Carers who provide personal care and live separately from the cared-for person.
  • Carers who provide personal care to more than 2 people where at least 1 cared-for person lives separately from the carer.
  • Carers who provide personal care to a cared-for person who may be living with the carer and who is also providing childcare (sometimes known as ‘sandwich carers’).
  • Personal care means any type of care that can only be provided in close proximity to the cared-for person, for example, washing, dressing, feeding, medication.

This may also include where a carer must touch their cared-for person for reassurance or guidance in cases where the cared-for person has dementia or another cognitive impairment.
There is an online form for completion to request your PPE.

Please call the Devon Carers Helpline on 0345 643 4435 if you require support or advice on the use of PPE.

If you have any further queries relating to PPE supply in Devon email:

adultsc.personalprotectionequipmentadultsc-mailbox@devon.gov.uk