23 October 2013

They're ready - are you?

Preparing for winter isn’t just a matter of getting out the grit!

Brighton & Hove City Council is ensuring that it’s ‘business as usual’ for its care workers even in the most severe weather.

The council has provided the Independent at Home Domiciliary Care Staff with rubber ‘crampons’ which fit over their shoes and boots, and provide extra grip when walking on slippery paths and roads

The ‘crampons’ can be fitted to most boots and shoes, are inexpensive and can be bought through a range of different companies.

“It’s a simple but very effective way to help staff to get into work and, more importantly, to ensure we are able to visit clients who may be particularly vulnerable during severe weather,” said Home Care Service Manager Kim Philpott.