Cathy cares for her Husband who has a respiratory condition and has been registered with the Inverclyde Carers Centre since March 2014. Since then, Cathy has been heavily involved with the Centre, coming along to the Purly Queens knitting group as well as taking part in many of the social events that have been organised over the years.    

Cathy’s Husband has recently been discharged from hospital following him being extremely ill with COVID-19. Cathy cannot praise the hospital enough for the care that her Husband received. Cathy also experienced symptoms of COVID-19 herself. Due to the nature of her Husband’s condition, she has provided personal care for many years. She became very worried about providing personal care during the current situation and spoke to Alison, Carer Support Worker at Inverclyde Carers Centre, who asked some questions about the nature of Cathy’s caring role and the personal care she provides. This information was referred to the PPE Hub, where Cathy subsequently received the PPE.

Cathy found the process of requesting the PPE to be very smooth with the time from requesting the PPE to receiving it being very quick.  As a result of getting the PPE, Cathy feels more relaxed about doing the personal care due to the reduction in the risk of the spread of the virus as she is protecting her Husband from picking up the virus again.