Kent Integrated Care Alliance asks for Kent care staff to be given priority at the fuel pumps.
Panic buying of fuel in Kent is not only causing gridlock but preventing care workers getting to the people that need them the most.
KiCA can report that the hardest hit of all the social care service provision in Kent is community care and domiciliary care. For these services the car is critical in getting to those who need support and care in their own homes.
Ann Taylor, Chair of the Kent Integrated Care Alliance says: “Don’t forget care staff really need the fuel too. We’re appealing for kindness and consideration to help them get to those who really do require care. Already I’m receiving reports of care staff stuck in gridlock situations due to panic buying, the knock-on effect is carers being late, and worse not being there at all. It really doesn’t bear thinking about. Our care staff need to be able to get to the people they care for, it really could be the difference between life or death.”
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