As I write this on the 30th of April 2021 the Bradbury centre is still closed to clients but providing an outreach service. We have had discussions with the NHS who have advised us that we can open in the next few weeks, but as yet they have not given us a firm date. We envisage the centre opening in early June and hope to welcome our clients back to enjoy the activities once again.
On opening we will have reduced numbers to allow for social distancing within the centre. We will be sending letters to our clients to let them know what days they can attend; we hope this is just a temporary measure and that things will soon be back to normal.
We have received a grant from the Creich Community Council through the Beinn Tharsuinn fund to help us with the purchase of screens etc. for reopening. We want our clients to be safe when attending the centre and this grant will help us make the centre safer.
At the centre we have a good stock of food from Fareshare. If you would like to use this service please come to the centre, ring the front door and wait for a member of staff to help. Food store is open 10am to 12noon weekdays apart from Thursday when we are closed. Please remember to bring a shopping bag and wear your mask.
It has been along hard year for everyone and has taken its toll on our staff, we’ve lost two members of staff early on in the Pandemic and we are now looking to fill these vacancies before we open. Our cook Vida Laurinaviciene is moving on to help in her family business but not leaving the centre permanently as she will be our relief staff member. Our new cook is Rosie Wakeman who was our relief staff member so this was a change in roles.
Once again I would like to thank all our funders who have helped us to survive this pandemic, I hope that the next contribution to the chronicle will have lots of news about our activities and reopening.