Nearly 400 Care Groups face “Protection Shortage”

Not a good time to conduct an administrative closure of care homes to meet a new business model. See previous posts on the Abbeyfield closure of the Budleigh care home “Shandford” (there are many of them – Owl)

Almost 400 care companies which provide home support across the UK have told the BBC they still do not have enough personal protective equipment (PPE).

Without protection, providers say they may not be able to care for people awaiting hospital discharge.

Of 481 providers, 381 – 80% – said they did not have enough PPE to be able to support older and vulnerable people.

The government said it was working “around the clock” to give the sector the equipment it needs.

The BBC sent questions to the nearly 3,000 members of the UK Homecare Association. 

About a quarter of respondents said they have either run out of masks or have less than a week’s supply left.