Urgent need for more Personal Protective Equipment
Essex companies have been donating unopened and unwanted stocks of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Essex County Council to support those who work in social care across Essex, and while the council is incredibly grateful for any stock, much more is needed.
The council still needs masks, disposable gloves, aprons, eye goggles and also any sanitising gel. This will be provided to front line staff who are caring for the most vulnerable residents in Essex over the coming days and weeks.
The council recognises there may be a variety of reasons why companies have ended up with some PPE that they cannot currently reuse or distribute and would particularly appreciate hearing from those with larger volumes.
Essex County Council may be willing to purchase any stocks if needed.
To donate or advise of stock please email PPESupplies@essex.gov.uk with your PPE supply details including quantity and postcode, plus a contact name and phone number.
Any items offered and suitable will be collected safely with collectors observing social distancing and hand hygiene rules.
Celebrating our heroes: We are looking to celebrate and say thank you to the heroes in the Braintree district who are doing incredible work in the battle against Coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you want to share your story on how you’re donating PPE stock to help vulnerable residents, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will publish your stories in our newsletters and on our social media channels as a thank you for helping in the fight against coronavirus.
TALE Webinars: online briefings offering help and practical advice for company managers
TALE Webinars focus on advice and action plans that can be implemented by company managers, with the emphasis on practical methods and examples.
The topics covered include:
- How to write (rewrite) your business plan?
- Practical tips to get your website in order post COVID-19
- Enhancing your operations and processes
- How can you start planning for your post COVID-19 strategy?
The FREE briefings will be held using Zoom Meetings. The webinars will not last longer than an hour with the presentation element lasting for 30-40 minutes.
For more information on the topics and the dates of the sessions.
Best Growth Hub business support
The BEST Growth Hub offers a completely free and impartial service, signposting businesses to areas which may benefit them.
During these unprecedented times, the hub would like to make business owners aware of all the COVID-19 financial and business support facilities available to them.
Business navigators are available for free discussions via phone or email to answer questions and concerns, as well as point you in the right direction for external or government advice.
If your business would like to receive direct support from your local business navigator please complete our Business Support form and indicate what support you are interested in and how COVID-19 has affected you so far.
Once we have this information a member of the Growth Hub Team will be in contact with you to discuss your individual case.
- Access to funding and support
- Responsibilities as an employer
- Advice and guidance for managing your business
- How you can help
We will continue to bring you the most up-to-date advice via these emails, our website and on social media.
You can also join our closed Braintree District Businesses Facebook group to find support from other businesses in our district.