Community groups across Tayside and Fife have been hailed for their “outstanding” community effort after supplying thousands of items of PPE to care homes.
Volunteers from schools, Men’s Shed’s and businesses have stepped up to help care workers from Balhousie Care Group.
A group of teachers in Dundee have helped produced more than 1000 visors for staff at Balhousie Clement Park in Dundee and Balhousie Moyness in Broughty Ferry.
Led by Grove Academy’s design and technology staff, the shields were created using a laser cutter and laminate pouches.
Teachers at Monifieth High School supplied Balhousie Antquary Care Home in Abroath with 40 visors, while Webster’s High School manufactured 30 masks for Balhousie Lisden Care Home in Kirriemuir.
Kinross Men’s Shed used a 3D printer to create 40 face shields for Balhousie Rumbling Care Home.
In Fife, FLEXcon Europe’s plant in Glenrothes, which makes films and adhesives, donated 1,000 perspex face shields for several homes.
Donations of iPads, tablets, Easter eggs and hand sanitisers have also been distributed between 26 care homes across Courier Country.
Jill Kerr, Group Chief Executive Officer at Balhousie Care Group, praised the support of all involved.
She said: “We’re incredibly grateful for all of these donations at this challenging time for our very hard-working care home staff.
“It’s an outstanding community effort for everyone involved and very heartening to see schools, community groups and businesses step up to help like this. A huge thank you to all of them.”