Royal British Legion care home receives PPE cash - The Leamington Observer

Royal British Legion care home receives PPE cash

Leamington Editorial 3rd Jul, 2020 Updated: 3rd Jul, 2020   0

GALANOS House, the Royal British Legion care home at Southam, has received funding for PPE equipment.

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has awarded £250,000 to help staff continue providing critical support for elderly residents at four of its care homes.

More than 300 of the most vulnerable members of the armed forces community, including veterans and their dependants, will benefit from the funding.

As elderly people are at greater risk of contracting Covid-19, the Legion is taking every possible measure to ensure the safety and well-being of its residents and staff.

The trust is administering the Covid-19 Impact Programme on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office following their allocation of emergency funding from DCMS and HM Treasury in response to the pandemic.

Royal British Legion’s assistant director of Operations Stephen Barnett said:

“This is fantastic news for residents and staff whose lives are being impacted by coronavirus every day.

“We have taken an extensive range of measures to protect everyone living and working in our care homes, but this comes at a financial cost. This grant will help us to pay for vital PPE equipment and cover staffing costs.

“The support and services provided by the care sector have never been more important. Since the pandemic began, we have seen increased demands on our services and have had to come up with many alternative ways of providing support. We will continue to be flexible and responsive whilst at the same time providing the highest standards of care.”

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