Oxfordshire County UNISON branch have been inundated with requests for support from carers who are continuing to provide personal care under the current difficult times. We have had an unprecedented number of concerns raised regarding the appropriate use of PPE in care home and home care settings.
Oxfordshire County UNISON Branch Officers are available to offer advice and support to any member with concerns relating to Covid 19. As a branch we wish to pass on our sincere gratitude and admiration for all those delivering care to our community at the moment.
Members working in care may find the following links helpful.
New government guidance on correct PPE for each setting can be found by clicking here
A video on how to work safely in care homes during the current crisis.
UNISON national office have established an online tool for members to use to register their concerns. This information will be used to continue lobbying government for better funding and faster supply chains for PPE. Please click here to register you concerns. https://www.unison.org.uk/coronavirus-rights-work/trouble-getting-personal-protection-equipment-ppe