We know that finding a sufficient supply of PPE is tricky for many businesses at the moment particularly in the social care and care home sector and that you might be looking outside of the NHS Supply Chain to source PPE.

Here is a list of the social enterprises that we know are supplying or are able to produce PPE products. The caveat being that they have not been through the NHS procurement or quality assessment process. If your social enterprise can provide PPE please let us know by emailing covid19@socialenterprise.org.uk

VAT on PPE

From 1 May 2020, PPE purchased by care providers (including care homes and domiciliary care), businesses, charities and individuals to protect against Covid-19 will be free from VAT for a three-month period.

More information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/treasury-cut-taxes-to-reduce-ppe-costs

Wildhearts Office

Contact: daniel.fenoughty@wildheartsoffice.com

Products or offer:

  • WildHearts office sells a lot of products that we class as PPE; face masks, multiple types of gloves, safety clothing, anti-bacterial goods for example and we have decent stock options and strong supply chains.
  • Many of these products are not NHS surgical grade but are of a high enough quality for our customers base. We sell FFP2 and FFP3 grades which are still extremely important and useful.
  • Re Gloves – the NHS is being prioritised for specific surgical gloves but we sell a wide range of latex gloves that again, are useful in a number of situations.
  • All anti-bacterial products are at least 60% alcohol.

Ethical Stationery

Contact: 0844 335 6382 (local rate) yasmin@ethstat.com  team@ethstat.com

Products or offer:

  • Face masks FFP1, FFP2, FFP3 and 3 Ply Blue Masks 
  • Water Repellant Type2R Masks. Place orders early to secure stock.
  • Hand Sanitiser 5L, 250ml, 500ml and we can supply in bulk 70% & 85%
  • Disinfectant and Clean-Up Supplies
  • Welcome Safety Packs for staff returning to the office supplied and placed on desks. Email team@ethstat.com. Early booking essential. 
  • Coveralls and Disposable Aprons
  • Antibacterial Sprays
  • Gloves packs of 100
  • Sanitising Wipes 
  • Face Visors and Eye Protection
  • Screen Wipes for PC’s and Ipad Equipment
  • H&S Packs
  • Social Distancing Signage
  • Keep 2M Apart Tape for Flooring

We’re giving all our profits from the PPE supplies to help provide critical PPE for the homeless and care homes and dementia families, so it’s helping a lot of people.

Eco Everyday

Contact: info@ecoeveryday.biz +44 20 37 69 96 86

Products or offer:

  • Face Masks FFP1, FFP2 FFP3, KN95 with CE FDA and 3 Ply Blue Masks
  • Cotton Face Mask with Flitter 
  • OEKO-TEX Face Mask –  Medically approved material  
  • Hand Sanitizer Gel, Most Sizes Bottles  75% Alcohol Content
  • Face Shield 
  • Covid 19 Safety Counter Screens 
  • High-Quality Disposal Gown, Durable and Long-Sleeved with Cuffs
  • Range of Anti-bacterial Products
  • Protection Kits With Gel OR With Out Gel
  • Protection Envelope
  • Infrared Thermometer (for body temperature test)
  • Protective Suits
  • Safety goggles

The Sewing Rooms

Contact:

Telephone: 01695 550 772
Mobile: 0786 763 9751

Products of offer:

Aiming to make 10,000 masks for Britain’s communities.

Our non-surgical face masks are made for the general public as we aim to alleviate pressure on the NHS by saving medical-grade PPE for those who really need it. Made using Panaz Shield Plus Technology, our masks provide all the protection we require in day-to-day life.

Designed to be worn many times, the masks are washable, comfortable and the virus-resistant treatment lasts for the lifetime of the fabric. 

They also do branded masks for corporate clients.

Stand 4 Socks

Contact: josh@stand4socks.com

Products or offer:

Socks for health workers. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) only covers up to the ankles and hospitals have reached out to Stand 4 Socks with an urgent call out for socks as hospital staff are having to carry out daily sock washes on site.

Learn Create Sell

Contact: 07393 174319

Products or offer:

We’re a social enterprise based in Sheffield, we are currently laser cutting and assembling around 200 visors a week for people working in care settings. Happy to help.

Brightkidz

Contact: Lance Holland

lance@brightkidz.co.uk

Products of offer:

A wide range of PPE and products to support social distancing in the workplace. It’s worth getting in touch to discuss your requirements.

Masks currently in stock:

3Ply Blue Face, Mouth and Nose Masks

3 Layers with Ear Loops. Latex-Free, Nickel Free, Cadmium Free, Fibreglass Free.
Type II with Meltblown Fibre. Universal fit with Elastic Strap to Fit Most Sizes.
Helps to Filter Out Dusts, Bacteria, Smoke, Pollen, Germs etc.

KN95 White Non-Woven Face, Mouth and Nose Masks

FFp2 Approved Face Mask. Non-Woven Outer and Inner Layer.
Filter Layer is Melt Spray Cloth and Hot Air Filter Cotton, Ear Strap to Fit Most Sizes.
Disposable, Applicable for Personal Hygiene Protection and Food Processing etc.
Helps to Filter Out Dusts, Bacteria, Smoke, Pollen, Germs etc.

145gsm Tabley Black Cotton Light Weight Fabric Face Cover

52% Airlume Combed Ringspun Cotton / 48% Polyester.
Single Ply, Full-Colour Cost Including Mask and Transfer

The Skill Mill

Contact: info@theskillmill.org

Product or offer:

Our brand new face masks are available now to order (with your own logo). ​

Face masks could offer an important tool for contributing to the management of community transmission of Covid-19 within the general population. Government guidelines recommend wearing a face covering if you can.​​​​

Our masks are of the highest quality (2 ply inner 100% cotton layer and outer 100% linen layer) and very comfortable. Their durability makes them suitable for all kinds of wear. They do not cause glasses to fog up, which makes them a great choice. They’re also reusable, making them environmentally friendly (can be washed at 60 degrees and hot ironed). This fits in well with our environmental credentials, we don’t want our PPE to end up in a landfill. They are also VAT free!​

Hand sanitiser to follow shortly!

Regency Design

Contact: Katie Purchase – +44 (0) 7917 640 996 katie@regencydesign.co.uk

Products or offer:

We have the capacity to make 1000’s of visors each day and we want to help!