Electricity supplier Click Energy has joined an organisation for health and care providers to raise money for new personal protective equipment (PPE).
Click Energy is working with Independent Health and Care Providers (IHCP), which represents private, not-for-profit, charity and church organisations providing residential and nursing home care, sheltered housing and care in the home. Damian Wilson, managing director of Click Energy, said the team were keen to ensure PPE was being delivered to frontline workers providing care in the home to older people and vulnerable adults, as well as those in residential care.
IHCP will be distributing PPE stock throughout Northern Ireland and to all care providers.
He said: "As a local company, we wanted to collaborate with an organisation that would ensure PPE was being delivered to some of the frontline workers who are particularly in need of added protection while doing such heroic work providing domiciliary care and in care homes during the ongoing global pandemic."
Around 30,000 staff are employed in care homes, sheltered housing and in giving care to people in their own homes.
People can donate to the appeal by visiting www.clickenergyni.com, where a donation page is now open, or by calling 0800 107 0732