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Brakes steps up its care home community support

20 April 2020 by
Brakes steps up its care home community support

Brakes has revealed it has signed up around 550 new healthcare customers during the Covid-19 crisis.

Many of these customers had previously purchased from supermarket delivery services or by going to their local cash and carry.

The company has also been offering support on 24-hour feeding, as well as advice on simplifying the menu for care homes who may be experiencing staff shortages.

"Our stock availability remains good so care homes can be sure their order will be delivered on time and in full," said Cathy Amos, head of customer marketing and catering. "Our robust supply chain means that care homes can be confident of service continuity, however long the current situation persists."

Brakes has a core product range that addresses the four key conditions relating to care home residents: dysphagia, malnutrition, diabetes and dementia. This includes a full range of fresh produce, bakery, desserts, alcohol, catering supplies and equipment.

All Brakes drivers have been issued with hand sanitiser and are trained on social distancing measures.

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