Army delivers protective equipment for Wandsworth’s social care workers

Published: Friday, March 27, 2020

An emergency supply of masks and aprons has been delivered to the council by the British Army.

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Wandsworth's social care staff provide support for some of the most vulnerable and frail people in the borough in residential care homes and in their own homes.

This afternoon, British Army personnel delivered  supplies to enable staff to continue their work safely. These supplies are now being distributed to care homes and other key workers.

Leader of Wandsworth Council Cllr Ravi Govindia said: "Our social care workers play a critical role, and the supply of appropriate safety equipment has been much in the news. so it is a great relief that our front-line staff have this supply.   We recognise more will be needed and we will continue to work with the Government and NHS to ensure longer term supplies.

“Social workers provide a lifeline for so many of our vulnerable residents – enabling many people to stay independent in their own homes. It is imperative that they stay healthy. The health and safety of our workforce and those who use our services is paramount."