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.

How we will keep you safe

  • Temperature checks & Sanitizing Stations
  • One-way System upon entry and exit
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Increased Cleaning Schedule
  • Face Coverings to be worn indoors unless exempt
  • If you are feeling unwell, stay at home

Introducing a “traffic light system”

Green dot – I am happy to have people close

Amber dot – Please ask me before coming to close

Red dot – Please respect my personal space and maintain social distancing around me

So although we’re no longer keeping bubbles or social distancing while moving around the building, all the other safety precautions remain to ensure we can enjoy a little more freedom in the safest way possible. The traffic light system will also help those feeling unsure about the end of social distancing and bubbles feel secure as those around them respect their space.

We are delighted to welcome back visitors to Paul’s Place and just ask that people adhere to the charities policies whilst on site. The need for a lateral flow test will depend on the nature of the visit and will be risk assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Traffic light social distancing measures
Image of temperature checking station with 3 squares. 1 green, 1 yellow and 1 red to indicate safety.

Risk Assessments and Policies