THE deputy leader of Worcester City Council has backed calls for more personal protective equipment to get to frontline council and care service workers.

The Local Government Association (LGA) is pressing the government to ensure social care staff and other council workers have the PPE they need.

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And LGA says a one-off emergency drop of PPE is in the process of being delivered to local resilience forums nationally to distribute to care staff and other frontline workers.

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: "Councils and care providers not only need good quality supplies of this PPE immediately but also in the days and weeks ahead."

Echoing LGA calls, Councillor Adrian Gregson said: "The NHS is doing a remarkable job and deserves our support, as do those in the care sector.

"They are also doing vital roles, in people's homes and residential homes.

"PPE is limited - we really need to be getting PPE to all those on the frontline."