April 15, 2020 10.38 am This story is over 27 months old

Lincoln College donates PPE to care homes

It will also be distributed across home care services

Lincoln College donated a large stock of face masks, gloves, aprons and alcohol wipes to the Lincolnshire Care Association to support the care industry during the coronavirus crisis.

The stock sent on Tuesday will then be distributed to care homes and home care services in Lincolnshire.

Lincoln College works in partnership with many care providers via its Care College and it hopes this gesture will help address a critical need for the heroic staff in the industry.

Gary Headland, CEO of Lincoln College Group, said: “We have a close relationship with care sector organisations through the development of our Care College.

“Heroic staff in the care sector are putting themselves at risk on a daily basis to care for some of the most vulnerable people in our community. We hope this gesture goes some way to keeping some of those brave staff safe.

“Care and NHS staff are at the forefront of all of our minds at the moment and we thank them for their continued efforts.”

Melanie Weatherly, Chief Executive of Walnut Care at Home and Chair of LinCA, added: “This is a heart-warming example of partnership working between the care sector in Lincolnshire and Lincoln College.

“Thank you so much for thinking of us. We are looking forward to going back to co-designing innovative ways to support the highly skilled, committed workforce in our care homes and home care teams.”