COVID-19 Coronavirus update

The situation around coronavirus is still a very fast-changing one, with government guidance being updated constantly.

At Staywell we are continuing to do all we can to mitigate any risk to our clients, members, our key worker staff and our volunteers, through diligently following this guidance.

Staywell supports some of the most frail and isolated people in our communities, a group which is known to be most vulnerable to severe effects from coronavirus. We are constantly assessing the situation and doing our utmost to strike the best balance between keeping our users safe, and ensuring they are not adversely affected through increased isolation.

Whilst our centres are likely to remain closed for the foreseeable future, we are continuing to provide essential support to older and vulnerable people in our community during this crisis.

We are carrying out ‘safe and well’ telephone checks, providing advice and reassurance over the phone, and shopping for essentials such as food and medication. We are continuing to provide home visiting services where this is necessary for the health and wellbeing of the client.

We are working with our local partners, especially GPs and the local authority Kingston Stronger Together.

We are grateful for the offers of support we have been receiving from many individuals who want to help. At the moment we are still working out how best we can coordinate and take advantage of such offers, whilst avoiding adding to the risk of transmission in the community.

Government guidance is being continuously updated and I would urge you to read and keep abreast of the latest information https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Meanwhile, I thank you for your continuing support for Staywell and for the people who use our services. Should you have any questions, concerns or comments, please get in touch – either with your usual contact at Staywell, or direct with me or my deputy Anne Bren.

 

Shane Brennan

Chief Executive, Staywell

27th March 2020