The Warrington Disability Partnership has outlined where it stands in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Despite having to cancel a number of regular events, WDP says it is committed to ensuring customers are not left without vital equipment they need to get on with their lives.
As part of the statement, WDP stated: “At this moment we are closely monitoring the government guidelines, which are changing on a daily basis. During the past 24 hours, the following action has been taken:
– The Over 55’s Lunch Clubs (Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays) have been cancelled until further notice. We are working with our teams to ensure that telephone contact is maintained with all members, and are supported as much as possible, which may include delivering a hot meal weekly until the groups can be restarted.
– Our OWCH Pain Management Support Group has taken the decision to cancel their weekly sessions until further notice, although will remain in contact through phone and social media to offer support to members.
– The decision has been taken to cancel the forthcoming quiz night at St Oswald’s Social Club. This was due to be held on Friday 20 th March.
– We have cancelled all meetings of our Staying Connected and Your Voice forums until further notice.
– At the moment, the team are still planning to run the WDP Sponsored Swim on Saturday 21st March.”
Additionally, it has increased signage for correct hand washing procedures and is regularly cleaning frequently touched surfaces.
WDP has also eliminated close group work and increased hygiene procedures across services, especially multi use, i.e. Shopmobility, Wheelchair and Equipment Hire, and retail services where customers are trying out equipment.
It is considering postponing additional services including forums, fundraising events and holding/attending unnecessary meetings.
Commenting specifically on retail, the statement continued: “We are taking the following measures:
– Confirming that stock is available, either in our stock or from our suppliers before accepting an order
– Offering an enhanced home assessment and delivery service to customers, which will include deliver of small aids and continence products.”
It added: “Equipment from our retail services can be ordered by contacting the team on 01925 240064, with a number of payment options including over the phone, BACS payments or on delivery. We have additional volunteer drivers on standby to ensure that our customers are not left without vital equipment.”