Personal assistants (PA) in Dorset can now request free personal protective equipment (PPE). A standard package of PPE includes visors, aprons, face masks, hand sanitiser and gloves. You can use PPE while doing personal care such as washing, dressing, feeding or when helping with laundry, cooking, cleaning and shopping.

Personal assistants are funded by:

  • people paying for their own support
  • Dorset Council, CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group), or funded through personal health budgets or direct payments

Personal assistants who will be able to request free PPE

You can request PPE if you are:

  • you’re directly employed by an individual (or self-employed) to provide care and support to enable them to live as independently as possible
  • you provide care that requires you to come within 2 metres of an adult over the age of 18 who you support - this care could include support in the home, or to go out into the community

Request PPE for a personal assistant

You can select your nearest collection point while making a request. Once you have ordered your PPE, you can collect the package on the next working day.

You can also call us on 01305 221000 from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm.

If you cannot collect yourself or do not have someone who can collect on your behalf, you can select delivery option. Our volunteers will deliver the package. We will aim to deliver within two working days.

If you live in Bournemouth, Chirstchurch and Poole (BCP) council area, you can find ppe information on BCP website.

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