Southampton Mencap Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Position - End Of September 2020 

We are slowly returning to a new ‘normal’ and beginning to resume our services. This includes day services for adults and short breaks holiday provision for children and young people.  We will shortly be re-opening our Saturday Fairplay Junior & Teen Schemes. We have continued to provide advice and information as well as practical support throughout the lockdown to our service users and their families and carers.  We have also offered a range of remote activities through Zoom Fitness, Craft and Cookery virtual sessions, at a time when this was needed the most.  We will re-open some of our other services, i.e. our social clubs and Café Down the Lane as soon as we when we feel it is safe to do so.

We continue to closely follow Government advice and in line with this have developed robust risk assessments and precautionary measures to protect our vulnerable service users, staff and volunteers.  These can be made available to anyone on request.  Alongside this we have worked closely with the local council to get our services up and running again to the required safety standards, initially targeting those most in need but gradually re-opening to all our service users.

We continue to limit non-essential visitors to the Mencap Centre, but our phone lines have remained open for business as usual so that people can stay in touch with us.

We know this is a difficult time which is by no means ended, so do let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

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