We’re developing a schedule, primarily for the people we support, or local people, to book in and spend some time on our Standish site, with social distancing from other people.
It’s a safe way to get your daily exercise in, in 84 acres of beautiful green land. With full hand washing facilities on arrival, we’re offering a guided walk within our facility. Social distancing from other individuals and families will apply.
We are also working to develop the use of our many indoor facilities, for a person with My Life supporting, or with their own support and will be offering a range of resources to help with this.
Please call 01257 472900 or email email@example.com to book in for either service, or simply to find out more.
We’re keeping up to date with all the latest advice from the government, NHS England and Public Health England.
There seems to be so much out there about what you need to do to protect yourself and others from Covid-19, it might seem hard trying to sift through it all. That’s why we’ve put together this information, to make life a bit easier.
Wash your hands on entering your house and clean your hands frequently each day by washing with soap and water for 20 seconds or using hand sanitiser. This will help protect you and other people in your home. This step is one of the most effective ways of reducing the risk of passing infection to others.
As well as regularly washing their hands, everyone in your household should avoid touching their faces.
Make sure you all use separate towels from the other people in your house, both for drying yourself after bathing or showering and for hand-hygiene purposes.
Cleaning of all surfaces needs to be done twice a day. When cleaning you should use your usual household products, i.e. detergents and bleach, as these will be very effective at getting rid of the virus on surfaces.
Clean frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, handrails, remote controls and tabletops, this is particularly important if you have an older or vulnerable person in the house. Wipe down all kitchen surfaces before and after all meals.
If you do share a toilet and bathroom it is important that you clean them every time you use them (for example, wiping surfaces you have encountered).
Use a dishwasher to clean and dry crockery and cutlery. If this is not possible, wash them using your usual washing up liquid and warm water and dry them thoroughly. Try using your own utensils for all meals and drinks, remember to use a separate tea towel for drying these.
Keep any shared spaces well ventilated.
To minimise the possibility of dispersing virus through the air, do not shake dirty laundry. Wash items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. All dirty laundry can still be washed in the same load.
Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin. Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.
As well as doing all of the things above, we’re removing all our jewellery and watches before we arrive at someone’s home, so that we can wash our hands effectively. We’re also wearing a complete change of clothes for every shift.
And what’s the best way to wash your hands? See the diagram below.
If you do have to go out for one of these reasons, stay 2m (6ft) away from people and wash your hands as soon as you get home. Certain groups should be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures. These groups include those who are:
Aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions).
Under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (i.e. anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):
There are things that you can do to help yourself though.
We’ve received this booklet full of strategies and ideas to boost you and make your situation feel a bit easier.
We thought we’d share it with you.
Not all the ideas will be right for you but you may find some helpful. The booklet will help you create your own toolbox of strategies that you can use if you are feeling upset, worried, confused or angry.
Simply click here to download it.
All decisions we have made and are making are in line with government measures to tackle the spread of Covid-19 and are based on the specific needs of each individual concerned. This is a changing situation and we will adapt to it as necessary.
My Life Support is continuing in its current form. Thanks to the commitment of our staff, we are working with all our families to keep support within people’s homes, regardless of the current situation.
It has been deemed possible for all My Life Learning students to stay at home. This decision was made following a risk assessment with their parents which concluded that all can safely have their needs met at home.
Day Opportunities remains open at the current time, however, following the Prime Minister’s statement, many members’ families have made the decision that they should remain at home.
We will continue to support people through our Advocacy service, although face to face meetings will not be possible.
We are currently exploring the different and new ways in which we can continue to support our members, students, the people we support, their families and the community as a whole and will keep you updated on this.
If anyone has any queries or questions relating to this or any other issue we can be contacted 9-5 Mon-Fri on 01257 472 900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.