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.
Many of our vital services are operating remotely. Our telephones remain manned during our opening hours.
Where we are able to conduct "doorstop" visits these have been limited to 15 minutes, with the condition that staff and service users remain two metres apart, correct PPE is worn by both parties and a specific covid-19 risk assessment has been produced to identify and minimise any risks.
Telephone check ins have been conducted to ensure that particularly vulnerable people who use our services can be reassured they are not alone during this time.
Our volunteers have delivered comfort packages as part of our Cáca Deas in order to combat the isolation caused by corona virus.
We continue to update our procedures as new information and guidance is produced, ensuring we follow best practise when operating to the best of our ability.
We have applied for, and received, a reallocation for some our funding to be used to provide a Digital Outreach Programme in order to ensure the most vulnerable of our service users are able to stay connected during the pandemic.
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.