Services offered by Durham County Carers Support and Family Action – The Bridge Young Carers Service may be affected by the current coronavirus restrictions. Please contact your service directly for more information:
- Adult/parent carers – Durham County Carers Support 03000 051 213
- Family Action – The Bridge Young Carers Service 0191 383 252
If you are an unpaid carer and are the main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus, you can now book your Covid-19 vaccine through the NHS website: NHS Coronavirus vaccination.
Free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the Covid-19 needs of unpaid carers
We understand and greatly value the support and services that unpaid carers have already provided to those they care for during the Covid pandemic.
If you are an unpaid carer who does not live with the person you care for, then you can request free PPE to support your caring role. Whilst it is not mandatory for unpaid carers to wear PPE, more recent clinical advice suggests it may be beneficial for unpaid carers who do not live with the person they care for to wear PPE.
If you live in County Durham and you would like to access this free PPE, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the words ‘Unpaid Carer’ in the subject bar.
Our PPE Customer Service Team will then send a simple form onto you to capture your order details and your delivery address. We will aim to deliver PPE out to you within five working days and we can provide enough PPE for a number of weeks.