Due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus in the UK, we understand some people may be concerned about the safety of the people we support and our staff.
Our organisation is all about supporting people to live fulfilling lives, where their aspirations and those of their families and friends are achieved through intelligent, well thought out care and support. This hasn’t stopped due to the coronavirus, it just means we need to think creatively about how we can still achieve this with the current situation.
Granville’s respite unit is open for a limited number of people supported.
St. George’s, Waterside and The Poppy Day Centre are offering day services to priority people.
Brierley House Day Centre, The Dementia Respite Service, Alexandra House Day Centre and the HBRC café are currently closed.
Shared Lives (Adult Placement) services are ongoing.
Community out-reach services continue.
If you have any queries please contact the relevant centre – contact details are available on the locations link at the top of our website page.
As an organisation we would like to thank all our staff for ensuring that outstanding, person centred care continues to be provided to the people we support.
We have asked all our staff who are able to work from home to do this, to do our part to support social distancing and to reduce the risk of passing any infection on to customers or other staff members.
We are focusing on our activity where it is needed most, to ensure people receive the safest care possible. We have made a decision to close buildings to the public, all visitor access to cafe areas, drop in sessions and activities has been suspended.
Safety and Precautions
Our staff are following industry guidance on hygiene from the UK’s Public Health Authorities, particularly focused around hand washing and other hygiene measures.
- Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
- Please continue to frequently wash your hands throughout the day. Use antibacterial hand gel if hand-washing facilities are not available.
- Remember to avoid touching your face, in particular your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- If you can, wear a face covering in enclosed public spaces and where you will come into contact with other people.
By working together, we will get through this.
Information from Public Health England is being updated on a regular basis. Please use the link https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance
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