Infection control gets a haute couture makeover

Thanks to a dedicated group of sewing volunteers called Crafting for Carers, care workers at Haslington Lodge care home receive handmade scrubs to aid their day to day roles in caring whilst managing infection control.

The incredibly stylish and comfortable scrubs were generously donated by the army of Kent sewists who have been working their way through over a kilometre of fabric a week to create a range of PPE items for those in caring professions such as care organisation, NHS, home carers and family carers.

Sallyann Briggs manager of Haslington Lodge Care Home says: “Crafting for Carers have been working their socks off to keep us and other care professionals suitably donned in protective equipment. From scrub hats, head-bands, mask stretchers, gowns, and masks the lovingly crafted items are very much appreciated. Not only are they beautifully designed, but also they are comfortable and practical to wear. We wouldn’t be without them now.”

The ‘Crafting for Carers’ group has been hard at work providing scrubs, gowns and masks to key workers. They started distributing just in Medway, but due to their expansion, they are able to support across wider Kent as well! On average 205 Keyworkers each week, benefit from their work

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