Guidance: Personal protective equipment (PPE): local contacts for providers

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Who can receive PPE from their local authority or local resilience forum (LRF)

The majority of primary and social care services can obtain all of their COVID-19 PPE via the PPE portal. You can see the list of eligible providers below.

However, each local authority or LRF will supply some or all of the following services:

  • local authorities (including children and adult social care workers)
  • mental health community care
  • personal assistants (LA, CCG commissioned and funded through personal health budgets)
  • domestic violence refuges
  • rough sleeping services
  • education (and childcare) services
  • extra-resident unpaid carers
  • social and primary care providers on the PPE portal in clinical need for example, if theres an increase in local COVID-19 cases or temporary difficulties accessing other distribution channels

Local authorities and LRFs have also been supporting other sectors that cannot use the PPE portal, including:

  • self-funded personal assistants
  • supported living
  • extra care
  • shared lives
  • day services

From 11 January, FFP masks and gowns were made available on the PPE portal to social care providers who are carrying out aerosol generating procedures (AGPs). Local authorities and LRFs are continuing to supply these items to portal-registered providers who carry out AGPs who cannot currently get them from the PPE portal.

Who can use the PPE portal

For those not supplied through local authorities or LRFs, the majority of social and primary care providers can now get all of their COVID-19 PPE from the PPE portal.

The following organisations can use the PPE portal:

  • GPs
  • residential social care providers
  • domiciliary social care providers
  • pharmacies
  • dentists
  • orthodontists
  • optometrists
  • childrens care homes and secure homes
  • all special schools and special post-16 institutes
  • community drug and alcohol services
  • residential drug and alcohol services

Read the guidance on what PPE items providers can order through the portal and order limits.

Barking and Dagenham

In Barking and Dagenham, the contact details above can be used to supply:

  • local authorities (including children and adult social care workers)
  • mental health community care
  • personal assistants (LA, CCG commissioned and funded through personal health budgets)
  • domestic violence refuges
  • rough sleeping services
  • education (and childcare) services
  • extra-resident unpaid carers (see link above to request PPE through CarePlace)

Barnet

In Barnet, the contact details above can be used to supply:

  • local authorities (including children and adult social care workers)
  • mental health community care
  • personal assistants (LA, CCG commissioned and funded through personal health budgets)
  • domestic violence refuges
  • rough sleeping services
  • education (and childcare) services
  • extra-resident unpaid carers (see link above to request PPE through CarePlace)

Barnsley

In Barnsley, PPE for the following services will be provided

  • local authorities (including children and adult social care workers)
  • mental health community care
  • personal assistants (LA, CCG commissioned and funded through personal health budgets)
  • domestic violence refuges
  • rough sleeping services
  • education (and childcare) services
  • extra-resident unpaid carers

Bath and North East Somerset

In Bath and North East Somerset, the contact details above can be used to supply:

  • local authorities (including children and adult social care workers)
  • mental health community care
  • personal assistants (LA, CCG commissioned and funded through personal health budgets)
  • domestic violence refuges
  • rough sleeping services
  • education (and childcare) services
  • extra-resident unpaid carers

Bedford

In Bedford, the contact details above can be used to supply:

  • local authorities (including children and adult social care workers)
  • mental health community care
  • personal assistants (LA, CCG commissioned and funded through personal health budgets)
  • domestic violence refuges
  • rough sleeping services
  • education (and childcare) services
  • extra-resident unpaid carers

Bexley

In Bexley, the contact details above can be used to supply:

  • local authorities (including children and adult social care workers)
  • mental health community care
  • personal assistants (LA, CCG commissioned and funded through personal health budgets)
  • domestic violence refuges
  • rough sleeping services
  • education (and childcare) services
  • extra-resident unpaid carers (see link above to request PPE through CarePlace)

Bexleys supply route is through a combination of push deliveries and responding to requests for replacement stock as needed.

Birmingham

In Birmingham, the contact details above can be used to supply:


  • local authorities (including children and adult social care workers)
  • mental health community care
  • personal assistants (





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