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Free infection prevention and control support for unpaid carers in East Sussex

Unpaid carers in East Sussex can now get free support with infection prevention and control from East Sussex PA Infection Prevention & Control Project (PA IPC).

Since January this year, PA IPC  has been supporting East Sussex’s paid personal assistants with key actions to help reduce the transmission of germs and infections. The good news is that they are now able to offer their support beyond PAs to unpaid, unregulated carers such as parent carers or those supporting a relative. This is particularly important when caring for someone who may be more vulnerable to infection but can be relevant to everyone.

In addition to a dedicated inbox for all your enquiries or concerns – PAIPCProtectCovid19@eastsussex.gov.uk – and direct support around national guidelines, they offer:

  • bespoke advice sessions with a Public Health Infection Control Advisor, as requested (over the phone or virtually via video calls)
  • Infection control information and training toolkit (online resources, e-learning, videos etc.).
  • Virtual workshops and events, with bespoke content for PAs/carers around infection control and Covid-19 measures.

The PA IPC Project is holding a Winter Preparedness session on Monday 18 October from 7 to 8:30pm with a repeat of the session on Wednesday 20 October 2021 from 10to 11:30am. The sessions will be held online via MS Teams covering topics such as IPC advice, fuel poverty, flu campaign, wellbeing advice, vaccination programmes, and relevant COVID-19 updates. Please contact PAIPCProtectCovid19@eastsussex.gov.uk if you want more information or would like to sign up.

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