Woking care home receives PPE boost

02 June 2020
Image of three Amey employees, wearing face masks, stood in front of a 'Welcome to Brockhill' sign.

Staff at Brockhill Extra Care facility have 300 reasons to smile after welcoming a donation of 300 face masks from Amey plc, the UK infrastructure services provider responsible for waste collection in Woking, as part of its ‘Making a Difference’ programme – a campaign launched to protect fellow keyworkers and vulnerable people against Covid-19.

The retirement home on Clifton Way received the donation after Amey’s team of keyworkers in Surrey were invited to nominate a care home of their choice to receive a selection of personal protective equipment (PPE) including face masks and aprons.

The 300 items are part of a 90,000-strong collection that is being donated to keyworkers at nominated organisations across the UK where Amey operates. Over 200 locations were nominated and this week Amey has been working alongside social enterprise Ethical Stationery to deliver the parcels.

Diana Chan, Acting Home Manager at Brockhill Extra Care, comments: “We’re over the moon with the donation. It’s been well documented that access to PPE has been a challenge at this critical time, so it’s incredibly refreshing to see companies such as Amey support their fellow keyworkers and get behind the effort to ensure that care workers and their residents remain as safe as possible. We’re grateful that we have this extra resource and humbled by the fact that we were nominated out of all the care homes in Surrey.”

Nicola Blake, Account Director for Amey’s Waste Collections Services Team in Surrey, adds: “Protecting those who are vulnerable, and those responsible for their care, is a priority during this difficult time and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to support Brockhill as part of our Making a Difference initiative. As someone who manages a team of keyworkers in Woking, I know that it’s essential that we not only do our very best to ensure the safety of those who provide an essential service, but also take the opportunity to help others wherever possible.”

The donation has been made possible by Amey’s parent company, Ferrovial, and its Covid-19 Juntos (Together) Fund – a €10m global initiative aimed at supporting charities and organisations at the front line of the fight against coronavirus.