This National Carers Week, an important new charitable initiative has been launched today to ensure that carers in the UK and overseas have access to essential PPE to protect them and those for whom they care from COVID19.
Kit4Carers and charity, CareTech Foundation, have formed a significant partnership in a move that will turbo-charge K4C’s ambition to raise £1million to source and distribute free personal protective equipment (PPE) to community carers who are risking their lives during Covid-19.
The agreement means that Kit4Carers will be hosted by the CareTech Foundation, adding strength and credibility to their fundraising efforts. The timing is significant as Kit4Carers’ first consignment of gloves, gowns and masks arrives in the UK within the next few days. This is the first batch of several orders already placed and will be distributed to carers in the South West from our Berkshire warehouse in early June.
Kit4Carers is a unique group of clinicians, NHS staff, healthcare professionals, nurses, logistics and procurement experts, MedTech specialists, digital solutions providers, healthcare PR and advisory professionals. Through its established global supply chain, Kit4Carers has sourced and shipped responsibly-manufactured PPE, made to exacting UK and European standards. Kit4Carers has also sourced a number of accessible technologies and devices designed to improve the way care is both delivered and received.
As more funds are raised, Kit4Carers will procure and ship the best value PPE and medical devices to the UK and then to less developed countries with a need. Kit4Carers is working with community-based care organisations in the UK and overseas to distribute PPE items they require free of charge.
Kit4Carers’ founding partner, Dr Pramod Prabhakaran said, “We have access to PPE and medical technologies that will help community carers detect, protect and perfect. Our partnership with a charity of CareTech Foundation’s reputation will give donors the confidence to support our mission to provide high quality PPE to the carers who desperately need it. Carers should not have to risk their lives, and those of the people they care for, for lack of adequate protective equipment – or any of the readily available technology that would significantly improve their lives – and those of their patients.”
Jonathan Freeman, CareTech Foundation’s CEO added, “The Foundation is delighted to be supporting this important new initiative, adding a further boost to the support we have provided to help the social care sector to respond to the massive challenges of the COVID19 pandemic.”