PPE for unpaid carers

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Eligible primary care, social care, and public sector organisations can get new PPE via an online portal. It's free of charge.

The provision is in line with the government’s commitment to provide free PPE. This is to meet the needs of the health, social care and public sectors. This offer stands until March 2024, or until the guidance is either withdrawn or substantially amended, whichever is sooner. More details are available on the YouGov website.

Before you start

What you need to do

Sign up via the PPE portal if you're in one of the following categories and currently receive PPE from us:

  • Personal assistant or personal assistant employers
  • Unpaid carer
  • Provider of extra care, day services, supported living or care homes domiciliary care
  • Rough sleeping service
  • Domestic violence refuge

Sign up to the PPE portal

Other arrangements

  • Those working in an education, nursery or childcare setting, have separate arrangements with the Department for Education.
  • If you are a new provider who has yet to receive any PPE, email ppe@harrow.gov.uk to confirm your eligibility. Then if eligible register via the portal.

The team is available from 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week.

Groups covered include:

  • GPs
  • CQC registered Adult Social Care Providers (for example, residential/ domiciliary care providers)
  • Pharmacies
  • Dentists
  • Orthodontists
  • Optometrists
  • Children’s care homes and secure homes
  • All special schools and special post-16 institutes
  • Community drug and alcohol services
  • Residential drug and alcohol services

Do you need help?

Harrow Carers are available to help and support anyone to complete the online registration form.

Please email: info@harrowcarers.org or call: 020 88685224. You can also contact the council at ppe@harrow.gov.uk.

If you need to make an emergency order, you can do so via the customer service line on 0800 876 6802.