Project information

PLUS – Patient Lending Utility Service

We value life and comfortable living. Our free loan of medical equipment allows the sick, elderly and disabled to recover quickly in the comfort of their own home. Our mobility aids enable users to get up and about, maintain their independence and care for their own needs with dignity.

Ongoing

Charity information: EZRA UMARPEH LIMITED

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  • Need

    Need

    •When someone becomes sick, the family is overwhelmed and do not know where to turn
    •Over a quarter of disabled people say that they do not frequently have choice and control over their daily lives (Office for Disability Issues)
    •Prolonged hospital stays are uncomfortable for the patient and they can develop infections
    •More families of disabled people live in poverty, compared to other families (Office for Disability Issues)

    Solution

    •When someone becomes sick, Ezra Umarpeh steps into provide support, advice and medical equipment
    •Our equipment allows the disabled to take care of themselves as much as possible
    •Last year we provided equipment to 1232 people coming out of hospital
    •Medical equipment allows the sick and disabled people to live a better quality life

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To reduce hospital stays by providing medical equipment to facilitate home recovery

    Activities

    » Provide medical equipment to people coming out of hospital to include electric beds, hoists and electric bath chairs

    We keep records of requests and service uptake. We set annual targets and performance indicators for outputs and outcomes and collect information about our achievements.


    Aim 2

    To enable this sick, elderly and disabled to live a comfortable life

    Activities

    » Provide home healthcare and furniture equipment such as recliners, high back chairs and overbed tables

    We will interview users to form case studies


    Aim 3

    To allow the sick, disabled and elderly to remain independent in their everyday lives.

    Activities

    » Provide a range of mobility products so they can be up and about, to include walking frames, knee walkers and rollators
    » Provide a variety of bathing and toileting aids, such as an electric bath chair or toilet frame, so the sick can attend to their needs with dignity.
    » Preventative equipment like the oximeter and blood pressure monitor allow people to monitor their conditions and detect problems early.

    We will send evaluation forms to users


    Aim 4

    To give children the best start in life

    Activities

    » Lending mobility aids to children allows them to attend school and sports activities, keeping up with their peers.
    » Breast pumps and baby scales ensure that children get the best start in life.
    » When a baby is sick, a finger pulse oximeter or baby respiration monitor can make all the difference in allowing the child out of hospital.

    We will use our loan software to produce reports to monitor our activities, producing evaluation reports for forward planning and making amendments to our services.


  • Impact

    Impact

    There will be a broader availability of medical equipment, encouraging self-care, more social interaction and comfortable living. It will create healthier and stronger communities, working together to solve our problems. We will demonstrate our successes using data from our loan software, interviews with users and surveys to users, healthcare professionals and volunteers.

    Risk

    Project P.L.U.S is run according to Health & Safety standards, where all equipment is stored and maintained in the correct manner. Items which might cause serious bodily damage if misused (such as an oxygen concentrator) requires a written letter signed by a GP or clinician authorising Ezra Umarpeh to loan the item. Instructions (verbal and written) are provided for items which are not simple to use.

    Reporting

    Donors to this project will be updated on a six monthly basis, with a Project P.L.U.S progress report detailing its activities and developments.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £112,167

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      Amount Heading Description
      £26,446 Night Care Products Hospital beds, Pressure Relieving Mattresses, Memory Foam Matresses, Bed Side Rails, Side Rail Clips
      £31,215 Mobility Products Adult and Children Wheelchairs, Bariatric Wheelchairs, Wheelchair Ramps, Children's Kay Walkers
      £23,478 Respiratory Products Oxygen Concentrators, Finger Pulse Oximeters, Nebulizers, Humidifiers
      £18,811 Paediatric Products Enuresis Bed Wetting Alarms, Breast Pumps, Baby Scales
      £12,217 Other General Medical Aids Chair Commodes, Valley Cushions, Shower Chairs, Foot Stools, Recliners

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Shoresh Charitable Trust £10,000 Guaranteed
    Veronique Charitable Trust £1,000 Guaranteed
    Rayne Trust £1,000 Guaranteed
    Steinberg Family Charitable Trust £2,500 Guaranteed
    Mauritz Mulder Charitable Trust £1,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    We have 3 branches and an interactive website, offering a local and efficient service. Calls come from Hackney, Haringey, Barnet, Brent, Edgware, Ilford, Salford, Bury and further afield.

    Beneficiaries

    The beneficiaries of our project are numerous and of all ages and backgrounds. P.L.U.S will provide for children, young people, adults and the elderly who are ill or disabled. Many of these beneficiaries are on low income levels and live in disadvantage areas.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Established in 1996, our charity has many years experience in providing medical equipment. We have built up working relationships with local healthcare professionals, and are well known amongst the community for our efficient, reliable and confidential service

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Mr Sanders

    Extremely devoted Trustee/Volunteer to Project P.L.U.S. Available at all times for advice and emergencies relating to the medical equipment services.

£360

will get a wheelchair to help a child get about