Covid-19 Update

Since we took the decision to close the Day Facility and pause activities such as Paul’s Place Socials and Short Breaks, we continue to provide vital support to all our service users virtually.

Paul’s Place at Home brings the spirit of our Day Facility to people at home by providing;

One-to-one calls
Virtual Activities on zoom
Virtual Peer Support

In 2020 we supported 89 disabled adults and 24 unpaid carers to live life to the full

From the first lockdown in March until December 2020, Paul’s Place at Home provided vital support;

  • 3,990 calls made to disabled adults to discuss their worries and providing companionship

  • 304 calls made to carers to provide telephone support

  • 406 hours providing virtual peer support for carers

  • 917 video calls and 1,327 hours spent on Zoom with disabled adults

  • 435 community meet-ups and home visits between July and October 2020

Our one-to-one phone calls with members of staff provide companionship, offer a safe space to talk and for those who need extra support, we are able to connect them with additional services.

“Makes me feel still part of Paul’s Place – I haven’t been forgotten”

190 postcards

For that extra little pick-me-up we sent out 190 Postcards to Service Users, Staff, Volunteers and Trustees, reminding everyone we are still here and thinking of them. It is the little acts of kindness that have made a big difference during this pandemic.

Paul’s Place in the community

During the summer we were able to provide Paul’s Place in the Community, organising 1-1 visits to people at home and hosting small group meet-ups outside.

Welcome back!

From Tuesday 6th of April, the day facility re-opens, see below for further details on how we will keep you safe.

Our plan for reopening the day facility

A gradual re-opening with small numbers between 12 to 15 people. The numbers will be reviewed each month, as will our ability to resume Socials, Sports, Boccia and Short Breaks.

To continue an equal level of support for all, Paul’s Place at Home will continue alongside the day facility reopening.

Please note all our services will continue to be reviewed on a regular basis to comply with the latest government guidelines.

We would like to thank those we support for their patience. It has been wonderful to hear your kind words as you have appreciated our continued support throughout COVID-19.

Support worker andy with 3 service users in the Park
Support worker Andy playing monopoly with people using an Ipad
Sheila having lunch on a sunny day with 4 carers

How we will keep you safe

From social bubbles throughout the day, while we host activities, to limiting the number of visitors coming to the day facility. We have made sure everyone stays safe while at Paul’s Place.

  • Social Distancing
  • Temperature checks & Sanitizing Stations
  • One-way System
  • Maximum groups of 5 per activity
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Strict New Cleaning Schedule
  • Face Coverings to be worn unless exempt
  • If you are feeling unwell, stay at home
Safety measures for COVID-19
Image of temperature checking station with 3 squares. 1 green, 1 yellow and 1 red to indicate safety.

Risk Assessments and Policies