The last three months have been a challenging time, and one of innovation and determination as we continue to support our families throughout the pandemic and lockdown.

Our Home Support reopened in May for one-to-one, two or three hour visits.

Our day clubs and community groups are currently closed.

How we are staying in touch

We are remaining in very regular contact with all our families. 

A member of staff you know well (from your day club or community group) will phone you at the time you would normally have a visit or attend a group or club.

This will not just be a quick chat. They will ask how you are coping and they will have time to talk through any issues and give advice. They will ask if there is anything you need, and arrange help with shopping or collecting prescriptions if needed. Our day club teams are sending out greetings cards, packets of seeds, and now that restrictions are lifting, our therapy dogs are visiting in people's gardens for come long overdue cuddles. 

This work is being part-funded by a £6,000 grant from Wiltshire Community Foundation as part of their Covid-19 Emergency Response fund and we have also been granted £30,000 from the Government fund allocated by the National Lottery.

Our dementia advisers are continue to contact families by telephone to offer advice and support and will make discretionary home visits. 

Virtual groups

We are also inviting the people that normally come to our singing, art and movement groups to join in virtually through online broadcasts so that the all important routines can carry on. We are running at least four Zoom groups each week and adding occasionally art group sessions and quizzes. We are also sending out art packs of materials for projects at home.

Our guide to getting on Zoom

Please see our advice on coping at home and activities page which is regularly updated.

Working together

We remain in close touch with other voluntary sector organisations, Wiltshire Council and health providers. This helps us to share information and ensure no-one gets forgotten.

Home Support lifeline reopens

Cards to keep in touch