It is no secret that the UK is experiencing a shortage of PPE for frontline workers such as nurses, care home staff and care workers. In a time of uncertainty and adversity, we have seen the manufacturing sector come together and help fight the issues caused by the current pandemic by producing the much needed PPE.
The Made in Group’s new campaign Made Medical has bid to raise £10,000 to commission manufacturers to produce vital PPE for the frontline sector. With the help of Stephens Gaskets producing the goods, so far the group has purchased 5,000 face visors most of which have been donated to those in need across the Yorkshire and Midlands region.
Team members from the Made in Group have been on the road delivering these face visors to the care sector, whilst ensuring their own and others safety. To help get the goods distributed across the Yorkshire region, Made in Yorkshire members of the group have come together to help deliver them.
The 13 care organisations who have received the goods so far seemed to have been pleased, as many have been sharing images on social media thanking the group for the donations.
With many people in the UK living and working from home, some are having to deal with abuse more often than they would before. One of the organisations the group donated to is a Women’s Refugee Centre, an example of those outside of the care sector but in need.
It is important that in a time of adversity, we show positivity going on within the sector especially if it is helping the community. Without manufacturers working around the clock to ensure PPE is distributed to those in need, frontline workers are likely to be less protected from the virus.
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