Adult Social Care Providers and Personal Assistants

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Adult social care and support providers must continue to source their own PPE through the government supply chains or from their own sources.

View National Guidance on PPE.

The government's strategy for preparing for a second wave of COVID-19 covering supply and logistics for distribution of PPE.

View the Government's PPE portal for scial care providers

Guidance COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care in England

Guidance COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes

Through the Government’s PPE Portal, a wide variety of healthcare providers and services are now able to access additional PPE to supplement their existing supplies.

This includes:

  • GPs
  • residential social care providers
  • domiciliary social care providers
  • pharmacies
  • dentists
  • orthodontists
  • optometrists
  • children’s care homes and secure homes
  • children’s residential special schools
  • community drug and alcohol services
  • residential drug and alcohol services

It is really important that all providers register and know how to access this system as an essential mitigation to PPE supply issues.

Guidance on how to use the system, quantities of PPE available, delivery and more 

All eligible providers should have received an email invitation to register onto the portal. If you have not received this email, you should contact the Department of Health and Social Care using the information provided on the guidance document.

Request PPE from the Council

Requests for PPE can be made to the Council for any organisation from the list of sectors below:

  • Internal Council services, including adults and children’s social care;
  • Mental health community care;
  • Personal assistants;
  • Domestic violence refuges;
  • Rough sleeping, homelessness, and housing related support services.

The Council is responsible for sourcing PPE for these sectors and should make supplies available from the South Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum and the Department of Health and Social Care.

If an order is placed to the Council for PPE supplies, it will be reviewed against the eligibility criteria for accessing PPE via this scheme. If approved, you will be contacted to arrange collection within five working days of your request.

Due to the nature of sourcing PPE in the current climate, we cannot guarantee that any request will be fulfilled, although we are making every effort to supply PPE where possible. We may need to issue a lesser amount of PPE in some circumstances to manage our stock appropriately.

If you are eligible to request PPE from the Council, please use this form to make a request.

Request PPE form

PPE Collections

We are moving our collection point for PPE from Hellaby Depot to Bailey House in Rotherham Town Centre in September 2021. Please continue to use Hellaby Depot for collections up to and including Tuesday 21 September.

From Friday 24 September, orders of PPE will be available for collection at: 

Bailey House 

Greasbrough Road 


S60 1TD