PPE for unpaid carers

How we can help unpaid carers get PPE

If you're an unpaid carer, we offer a range of personal protective equipment (PPE) for you and the person you care for, if you need it.

PPE includes:

  • protective gloves
  • disposable face coverings
  • aprons
  • a face shield

Read Public Health England's PPE guide for information on when to use PPE and how to use it correctly.

How to order your PPE

To order your PPE:

  • email carersppe@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
  • make sure the title of the email is “Carers' PPE”
  • include your name and address (so we can post your PPE to you) and your glove size

If you don't have internet access

Call us on 0300 300 8900 with your name, address and glove size; we'll arrange for your PPE to be sent to you.

How do you know if you're an unpaid carer?

You're a carer if you're an adult or child who looks after:

  • a family member
  • their partner
  • a friend

The care you give is unpaid.

These people may have:

  • an illness
  • frailty
  • a disability
  • a mental health problem
  • an addiction

They can't cope without your support.

More support for you, from Carers in Bedfordshire

We work in partnership with Carers in Bedfordshire, a local organisation with a great range of support available to you as a carer.

Visit Carers in Bedfordshire's website to find out more, or call 0300 111 1919.

Carers in Bedfordshire provides telephone and virtual support, including group activities and individual support, as well as sending out appropriate information. There are also a number of webinars available, to learn about specific conditions.