Essential PPE delivered to carers in the community, FREE!

North London Hospice is a registered charity that has been caring for local people since 1984. We help those with a potentially life-limiting illness who have specialist needs.

We welcome people from all faiths and communities within the boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. We provide physical, emotional and spiritual care to patients and families, friends and carers.

We treat everyone as an individual. Our multi-professional team consists of specially trained doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, social workers, counsellors and chaplains. All of us are committed to ensuring that patients receive our full support, enabling them to choose how they receive our care. Our goal is to try and help patients live life to the full despite their illness.

Kit4Carers has teamed up with Carers Worldwide in Southern India to give unemployed carers and disabled people the ability to earn an income by making high-quality, reusable face masks. The masks have been made from breathable cotton, elastic and thread procured locally and checked by a supervisor. The income they receive has helped each person support their family for a month.

The finished products have been distributed to local healthcare workers (known as ASHAs), healthcare centres and the district hospital in Karnataka state. Your donations and our efforts have helped provide free face masks, hand sanitiser and aprons for 3,500 local care workers. It goes to show how a little can go a long way!

Latha Kathirkamathamby leads an excellent team at Blue Crystal Care Agency, where the emphasis is on choosing kind and compassionate caregivers for their clients and looking after them as if they were family members. Latha has had some difficulty obtaining PPE and with prices going up threefold she was delighted to receive FREE PPE from Kit4Carers. Latha has won many plaudits for her work and appeared in the 2019 Parliamentary Review representing Best Practice in the care sector, in recognition of their quality service.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice provides clinical, practical and emotional support to babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families living in North and Central London and Hertsmere. Every child receives a bespoke package of support including specialist care and therapies as well as access to a busy and fun-filled family activities programme. Emma Pleass was thrilled to receive sets of face masks, aprons and pairs of gloves which were donated by Kit4Carers.

Kit4Carers has made new friends when it delivered sets of certified PPE to Noah’s Ark, the North London Hospice and Blue Crystal Care Agency at the weekend. PPE is expensive, and costs roughly £20 a day for ONE carer – that’s a bill of £15,000 to protect just 25 carers for a single month.

Covid-19 is very much here and a second wave may yet come so it’s essential we keep supporting carers in the community by providing free PPE. We need only to raise another £4,765 to have enough money to order the next batch of PPE – please help us to reach this total by giving what you can now.

Face masks are not perfect but they reduce the chances of catching or passing on Coronavirus significantly. In care settings it’s essential that protective kit is worn and changed regularly to limit the likelihood of infection. Please give generously to our registered charity and help protect our brilliant, dedicated carers!

From all the team at Kit4Carers!

Kit4Carers is delighted to announce its partnership with Caretech Charitable Foundation to raise £100,000 to provide FREE PPE kit for carers

Kit4Carers is on a mission with Caretech Charitable Foundation to raise £100,000 to provide FREE PPE to community carers in the UK and developing nations.

Our charitable status as part of CareTech Charitable Foundation means we can now claim gift aid on donations made by UK registered taxpayers and gives us the credibility to raise funds from other sources such as companies, trusts and philanthropic institutions.

Established in 2017, the CareTech Charitable Foundation is an independent grant-making corporate foundation registered with the Charity Commission (Charity Number 1182567). The Foundation delivers meaningful impact to communities in the UK and overseas by supporting and championing the social care sector, care workers and those living in care. Funded and founded by CareTech Holdings PLC, the Foundation has an independent Board of trustees responsible for delivering its Charitable Objects.

The team at Caretech Charitable Foundation is providing a grant, administration services for free and assisting with promoting our initiative.

Jonathan Freeman, CareTech Charitable Foundation’s CEO commented, “The Foundation is delighted to be supporting this important new initiative, adding a further boost to the support we have provided to help the social care sector to respond to the massive challenges of the COVID19 pandemic.”

LIKE LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTER?
During the Covid-19 pandemic, without access to adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), care home workers and other carers in the community are risking their lives – and the lives of those they look after. As ITV News reported, they are “like lambs to the slaughter”.

That’s why Kit4Carers urgently needs your help to get FREE PPE to carers working with the most needy and vulnerable people in our communities.

The Forgotten Few Shortages of PPE for NHS workers and health professionals has received much publicity. Less so for people caring for the most marginalised groups such as children at risk, the homeless, people with drug and alcohol addiction, or with mental illnesses. Carers and the cared for all need effective personal protection during the Covid-19 pandemic. All Carers Should Have Access to PPE Many carers are poorly paid – and some unpaid. Yet, frequently, the work they do is difficult and risky but vital for people who are anxious, lonely and vulnerable. Community carers are operating at a time when resources are stretched and, in some cases, shelters and community centres are shut. Their work goes largely unsung and they urgently need our support.
Kit4carers is a not-for-profit group that has been formed to focus on sourcing, shipping and distributing PPE kit to this community of carers as soon as possible. We have the procurement, logistics and supply chain working round the clock – and what’s more, we are already delivering our first shipment of masks, gowns and gloves this week into the UK. Kit4Carers is led by Dr Pramod Prabhakaran, an NHS Consultant, Hassan Chaudhury, international trade expert & ex-social worker and Omar Butt, innovation leader from Vita Healthcare Solutions and Angus Robertson, Managing Partner at Curzon Private Office.

what is KitFORCarers?

Kit4Carers is a campaign designed to raise funds to source and distribute PPE to carers throughout the UK and the rest of the world. Our objective is to raise £1,000,000 through charitable donations which will be spent on buying and distributing PPE kit and medical supplies.

THE TEAM

Kit4Carers brings together a diverse group of professionals from healthcare, finance, legal and marketing backgrounds who all believe that carers in communities should have the same access to PPE as health professionals.

Kit4Carers is led by Dr Pramod Prabhakaran, an NHS Consultant, Hassan Chaudhury, international trade expert & ex-social worker and Omar Butt, innovation leader from Vita Healthcare Solutions and Angus Robertson from Curzon Private Office. The wider team is drawn from clinicians, medical officers, former NHS staff, procurement and logistics experts, healthcare communications, shipping and freight experts with family offices, legal, accounting and administrative support.

Prince Ade Ade-Odunlade
Managing Director
CNWL NHS Foundation Trust: www.linkedin.com/in/prince-ade-ade-odunlade-83616411

Dr Junaid Bajwa
is a practicing physician, and Board Member (for University College Hospital (London), & Nahdi Medical Company (KSA)): www.linkedin.com/in/junaidbajwa/

Dr Malcolm Barratt-Johnson
PharmaMedic Consultancy Ltd: www.linkedin.com/in/malcolmbarratt-johnson/

Omar Butt
Innovation Lead
Imperial College Health Partners: www.linkedin.com/in/omar-butt-49a51635

Dr Nav Chana
General Practitioner, Chair,
National Association of Primary Care:
www.linkedin.com/in/nav-chana-4340b089

Dr Navin Chandra
NHS Consultant Child Psychiatrist:
www.linkedin.com/in/navin-chandra-1b167531

Hassan Chaudhry
Specialist (Digital Health &Data) Department of International Trade: www.linkedin.com/in/hchaudhury

Lee Davies
Event Director & Head of Partnerships
Health + Care and the Digital Healthcare Show:
www.linkedin.com/in/lee-davies-05a13943

David Dawes
Council Member
Royal College of Nursing
Commercial Director
Future Care Capital: www.linkedin.com/in/ddawes

Carole Edmond
CEO
Glassmoon Strategies Ltd: www.linkedin.com/in/carole-edmondglassmoon19/

Prof Andrew George
Chair
Imperial College Health partners
Non-Executive Director
Health Education England
Non-Executive Director
Health Research Authority: www.linkedin.com/in/ajtgltd  

Steve Hamblin
Clear Artificial Intelligence: www.linkedin.com/in/stevenrhamblin

Nicola Haywood-Alexander
CHCIO (International) CEng, MBA (Exec), BSc (Hons): www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-haywood-alexander-9809546/

Dr Alex Lewis
Medical Director
Ernst & Young, UK & Ireland: www.linkedin.com/in/alex-lewis-3a835822

Rachel Murphy
CEO
Difrent: www.linkedin.com/in/rachbedifrent

Mat Oram
CEO
AdviseInc:
www.linkedin.com/in/matoram

Tim Lux
MD
Pathfinders: www.linkedin.com/in/timlux

James Pool
Head of Business Development
CNWL NHS Foundation Trust:
www.linkedin.com/in/james-pool-1633b229

Dr Pravin Prabhakaran
NHS Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist: www.linkedin.com/in/pravin-prabhakaran-9ba47492

Angus Robertson
Managing Partner
Curzon Private Office: www.linkedin.com/in/angusrobertson

Latha Kathirkamathamby
Director
Blue Crystal Care Agency: www.linkedin.com/in/latha-kathirkamathamby

Simon Shooter
Partner
Bird & Bird: www.linkedin.com/in/simon-shooter-8190378/

Andrew Whelan
Chairman
Future Care Capital:
www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-whelan-72993338

Angus Wrixon
Director
Salix & Co:
www.linkedin.com/in/angus-wrixon-0b37173

Graeme Hodges
CEO
33Hz Limited:
www.linkedin.com/in/graemehodges

Freddie Raben
Consultant
SThree Group: www.linkedin.com/in/freddie-raben-221729198/

ETHICAL SOURCING

Kit4Carers has access to an established worldwide network of manufacturers of PPE such as face masks, gowns and gloves and testing kits.It means that even at a time when most of the world is chasing the same PPE and the main manufacturing countries face their own challenges with COVID-19, Kit4Carers will be able to source and ship materials quicker than other organisations who face multiple procurement issues.

Kit4Carers has extensive expertise in sourcing, financing and distributing high quality, ethically produced PPE, and will work with charities and other community and voluntary sector organisations, to ensure that this vital PPE is delivered to frontline care staff, fast.

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