WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT COVID 19?
CAD ATÁ Á DHÉANAMH AGAINN FAOI COVID 19?
The global pandemic has affected us all to varying degrees, and social distancing has affected both the ways Irish Community Care Manchester works and how we interact with our community. One of our key values is that everyone should feel a connection within their community, and that is more important now than ever. We will continue to support every member of our community, service user, and volunteer who needs us during the pandemic.
We have out a number of systems in place to deliver our services the best we can.
All home visits and outreach programmes have a specific Covid-19 risk assessment attached to manage and mitigate any risks posed to our service users and staff.
Staff have been instructed to take daily lateral flow tests to ensure the safety of our community.
PPE and hand sanitiser is readily available in our office and Social Lunch Groups.
All volunteers and staff wear face masks at all times when in contact with service users, and service users are asked to wear masks where appropriate. When visiting the office we do expect all visitors to wear a face mask.
Where possible phone appointments are encouraged and staff will work from home to minimise risk.
Irish Community Care Manchester are committed to running digital events to ensure those isolating can take part in any activity we run.
As government guidelines change Irish Community Care will react and adapt our practises to ensure compliance and the safety of our community. This may mean the services we provide will change rapidly and we will inform service users of these changes where possible, however we will always endeavour to provide the best support we can in any given circumstances.
If you are feeling worried, isolated or alone, know that you can pick up the phone and reach out to us on 0161 205 9105. We hope you stay safe, and wish you well.