Published 9th June 2021 by

If you provide personal care for a friend or family member you are now eligible for free PPE (personal protective equipment). If you are caring for somebody (particularly if they are not in your household), you might want to consider using PPE to protect yourself and the person you are caring for.

A carer is someone, including adults and children, who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support.

To order your PPE if you are are a carer in the Norfolk, Cambridgeshire or Peterborough area please go to and fill out the online application form. This will be sent to your local authority who will contact you directly to fulfill your order.