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 have continued to provide vital support to all our service users virtually.

We set up Paul’s Place at Home, which brings the spirit of our Day Facility to people at home by providing;

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

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

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

From Art lessons to online Monopoly, word searches and quizzes. So many activities are held online to provide fun and laughter throughout a highly anxious time, supporting disabled adults to Live Life to the Full.

In just 3 months we provided service users with 461 Zooms sessions and staff made 1,937 individual calls.

We also provide virtual peer support for Paul’s Place Carers. Every Friday Sheila hosts a Zoom call to provide friendship and support from the team at Paul’s Place.

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. Staff went to people’s homes for individual socially-distant visits. They also organised small groups meet-ups in large public spaces to bring back some sense of normality.

We re-opened our day facility on September 1st 2020!

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 and in the Community will continue alongside the day facility reopening (government guidelines depending).

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 the Coronavirus Crisis.

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