Coronavirus: Further changes to services for adults with learning disabilities and older people
Day service centres for adults with learning disabilities and older people will continue to remain closed until mid-February 2021.
Aquamira, Abbots Wood and Albert Road (Shrewsbury), Greenacres (near Baschurch), Wayfarers (Market Drayton), Helena Lane (Ludlow) and Avalon (Oswestry), stopped running services from their centres in early January. Support for those who attend the centres will still continue in their local community.
Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult social care, public health and climate change, said:-
“We are continuing to see concerning levels of coronavirus transmission in our communities and as a result we have decided not to invite people to attend Shropshire Council’s day service buildings for another three weeks – until the week beginning Monday 15 February.
“We will of course continue to support people virtually, out in the community, through outreach activity, and with check in and chat calls. We will continue to do everything we can to support our people and their families during this lockdown and will be staying in close contact with everyone.
“The day services buildings will remain open for staff to work from in a COVID-19-secure way, and we will always make use of buildings to safely support anyone who has a greater benefit from being supported in this way.
“We are looking forward to welcoming people back to our buildings again, and sincerely hope that we can do that before too long.”
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