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ForwardMotion has donated 118 unopened boxes of latex gloves to Southend-on-Sea Borough Council from its two cycle hubs.
The gloves have been given to social workers and community care givers in need of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) so that they can continue to provide essential care and support to vulnerable people throughout the coronavirus crisis. This includes residents who have been recently discharged from hospital, the elderly and those with long-term health conditions.
The collection of gloves was delivered to the Council by Paul Coulson, ForwardMotion Cycle Hub Manager. He said:
“We’re so pleased we could donate these gloves to help protect our front-line social care staff who are looking after so many people at this challenging time.
“We will continue to help our community in any way that we can.”
The Council is working daily through the Essex resilience forum to manage the receipt and onward distribution of nationally and local sourced personal protective equipment, but they have also asked the Borough’s businesses and organisations to donate equipment to protect social and community care workers in need of items during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Councillor Trevor Harp, Cabinet Member for Health & Adult Social Care, thanked ForwardMotion for its donation. He said:
“This equipment will help to protect the lives of social workers and community care givers as they do their vital job of providing care, comfort and support to vulnerable people in Southend-on-Sea.”