Opening our doors again

Welcoming back our young people 

We are absolutely delighted that today we have finally been able to welcome our young people back to the Centre.

The pandemic has been a challenging time for us all but perhaps especially so for our young people. Their social ties were cut and their opportunities for independence severely limited. At the same time, their families have faced the challenges that come with having a young adult home 24 hours a day, coupled with the added complication of their disabilities, the additional worry of underlying medical conditions and the impact the lockdown had on their mental health. With all of this in mind, we are overjoyed that we can now start welcoming our young people back and empowering them to live life to the full by offering them independence, learning, social interaction and fun. 

In order to ensure that we are operating safely for both our young people and our care team, we will be running at reduced capacity and initially only for daycare. However, we aim to be open for overnight care from the 10th August. 

In order to be safe in this ‘new normal’ we have worked hard to ensure that we balance the mental health and social needs of our young people and team with the physical health requirements that come from supporting young people, many of whom have complex medical needs. Measures include staff testing, additional deep cleaning on top of our normal thorough cleaning regime, limited flow of people through the building and PPE for staff. The health and well being of our young people and team will always be our top priority.