Dear All

COVID-19 UPDATE 25 June 2020

The announcements made by the Prime Minister on 23 June mean that we can now begin to plan for a gradual and phased return to direct service delivery. Such a return will not be overnight but will be gradual, staged in phases, and will need careful planning which we have already started on.

There are many things that we have to consider and action before we can re-open and we have developed a Covid Secure Risk Management Plan (the ‘RMP’) to ensure that we can provide as safe an environment as possible in line with national guidance. We also await further updated guidance from the Government and there are a number of actions we will now need to work on prior to reopening any of our services or our building. We also want to test the plan properly before reopening.

We are hoping that the Clubhouse itself might be able to open at some point later in July but the Clubhouse is likely to be limited in capacity and scope so our virtual and remote services will be continuing to operate alongside this. It is also likely that a pre booked appointment system will operate for all members with set days and teams to minimise risks of virus spreading.

We will also be planning for phased returns for our Camden Work and Wellbeing and Mental Health Working Islington services and will provide an update on that when we are able. Again, as will be the case for the Clubhouse it we will continue to provide remote and virtual services there too.

The Clubhouse building remains closed while we plan for this reopening and we shall provide a further update and timeline as soon as we can.

Remember however that we remain open for business on the telephone and online with lots going on! You can still get support and take part in Clubhouse activities!

You can either call the Clubhouse on the main switchboard number 020 7700 6408 during our normal hours or you can call staff directly as below:

Paul – 07399 817682
Ray – 07399 817684
Janet – 07399 817687
Ruth – 07399 817688 (from 15 July)
Ginny - 07399 817705

Staff are all still working across all of our services and email addresses are also working as normal too. Our website at www.hillsideclubhouse.org.uk has a special notice at the top of the page and will be updated regularly so please keep an eye on this if you have access to the internet. Alternately call 020 7700 6408 during our normal hours.

Please call or email any of the team to find out what is going on, take part in activities, get support or just have a chat. We now also have virtual group call meetings at 11.30 and 2 pm each day. Call the team for dial in details!

We have developed online resources and now have an online bulletin board on the website – again staff can give you the details as to how to register and login for this too.

We continue to work hard to maximise the supports we can provide remotely and virtually and please don’t be afraid to let us know of any needs you might have or supports you would like. Please also let us have any ideas of anything you might like us to develop.

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