A national distributor of engineering components and supplier of services to industrial customers across the UK, are donating PPE kits to 18 care homes and hospices across Birmingham and the Black Country. Hayley Group, headquartered in Halesowen, are a leading distributor of PPE to manufacturing and engineering companies. They wanted to help support the local care sector in what have been hugely challenging times.

The generous donation is the result of bi-weekly meetings between the PPE division and management team, held since the beginning of the lockdown period. Ben Noakes, Hayley Rail Director stated, “Recognised as key workers ourselves, we have been working tirelessly to ensure the supply of PPE to critical industry sectors, so that businesses can remain operational during the Coronavirus pandemic. We were therefore more than happy to play our part in supporting local care providers who are in need of this vital equipment.”

Phil Hooper, who works on Hayley Group’s Health & Safety team and was instrumental in coordinating the effort said, “After Hayley Group was given key worker status, we faced our own challenges obtaining PPE for our own staff. After sterling work from our PPE and purchasing department, we achieved this. On seeing requests in the media for help with PPE donations for care homes, I asked the question if we may now be in a position to make our own contribution. With full support from the Managing Directors, the wheels were set in motion to supply 18 local care homes, which will hopefully help relieve some of the pressure they have been under.”

The care homes and hospices set to benefit are: Yew Tree Nursing Home, Romsley; The Beeches Care Home, Rubery; Ashgrove Care Home, and Netherton Green Care Home (both Dudley); Roxburgh House and Trinity House Care Home, and Valley Court Care Home (all Cradley Heath); Two Gates House, Colley Gate; Belvidere Court, Bilston; Grange Hill House, Allenbrook Care Home, Gower Gardens Care Home, and Lapal House & Lodge (all Halesowen); Oak View Care Home, Bartley Green Lodge, and St. Mary’s Hospice (all Birmingham); Mary Stevens Hospice and Holly Croft Nursing Home, (both Stourbridge).