The shortage of medical scrubs experienced by some Kent hospitals and care workers is being alleviated through an initiative from KCC’s Adult Education department.
It has launched a range of free sewing workshops to provide appropriate protective clothing for those helping patients fighting COVID-19.
These workshops provide expertise and assistance to those who are currently helping to make scrubs or other items for our NHS staff. Workshops are free and are run by specialist tutors who will help get projects completed so that key workers can receive the help that they need.
Tutors are also able send out a free resource pack of fabric, pattern and instructions for those who have started or want to make more than one set. They are also supplying fabric to relevant Facebook groups to distribute to their members as orders come in from each hospital.
If help is needed on the specific areas such as the neck facing, inserting pockets or putting the sleeves the right way up, then these workshops are ideal.
They are already under way and others are beginning regularly, the latest starting on 21 May. They are easy to access with a phone, laptop, tablet and an internet connection.
Anyone interested in helping with the initiative can find out more by clicking this link: kentadulteducation.co.uk/sewing-for-carers
Meanwhile, Kent Adult Education is still providing an extensive range of other vibrant, diverse and challenging courses. These are designed to enhance wellbeing and offer high-quality opportunities to discover and develop interests which enrich quality of life. The offer covers arts, crafts, languages and more.
Courses take place online; they are easy to access from home and are an excellent way of using up spare time while staying at home.
To find out more and enrol, visit kentadulteducation.co.uk