13/01/2021 - Permalink

Coronavirus: Changes to services for adults with learning disabilities and older people

Related topics: Adult social care / Coronavirus

From Thursday 14 January 2021 Aquamira, Abbots Wood, Albert Road, Greenacres, Wayfarers, Helena Lane and Avalon will stop running services from the centres and focus on supporting those who attend their centres, in their local community.

Michaela Richardson, Shropshire Council’s locality organiser – day services, said:-

“Our day services teams will continue to deliver the services in a different way, and for the next two weeks will focus on supporting people through outreach activity, in the community, by telephone and digitally. We will continue to send out our Activity Packs and Happy Boxes, and ensure that the people we support and their families have what they need to stay well and resilient during the latest lockdown.

“This is as result of the infection rates in our communities now presenting a greater risk to the people we support, their families and our staff, and we are also experiencing a small number of positive cases and people being advised to self-isolate in the staff team and the people who attend the centres.

“We will keep this decision under careful consideration in the next couple of weeks. The day service buildings will remain open for staff to work from safely, and they will be available to support anyone who is identified through a risk assessment, as having a greater benefit from having some centre-based support.”

Further information

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