This is an opportunity to gain some voluntary work experience to enhance your programme of study, by using your skills, to help ‘Frontline and Key Workers’ during the current situation.
Currently in the UK, Personal Protective Equipment ( PPE ) is in a short supply for those on the front line fighting COVID-19.
There are many opportunities to help to make masks, ear protectors, scrub bags, hats and scrubs.
Please find below the details for two online groups that you can contact with via Facebook that are helping to supply those who need it most with the essential protection they need.
All you have do is follow the links provided and join the group. Leave a comment regarding how you can help and your location and you will be contacted.
Liverpool Ladies, Sewing for the NHS & Key Workers are a team of some 60 plus Women and Men from around Liverpool who have come together to sew cotton face masks for NHS, Community Care Workers, Social Outreach Teams and
Front-facing shop staff, etc, all masks totally free of charge. The team was brought together by Carol Powell, after her niece, a Marie Curie Nurse told her how short they were of PPE and asked her if she could help her hospice.
This group was formed by Ashleigh Linsdell after identifying to the shortage in supply for scrubs to frontline NHS staff during the 2020 COVID-19 Epidemic. This Facebook group is a platform to enable those who can and would like to contribute towards supplying hospitals local to themselves with scrubs for front line workers. Some hospitals in the UK are facing a shortfall in scrubs and PPE, this means our nurses are not as safe as they should be.