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Strode Park Foundation’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Last updated: 13 May 2020
It’s a really difficult and uncertain time at the moment for everyone and we’re all working really hard at Strode Park to deal with the rapidly changing coronavirus situation.
The care and support services we offer remains our biggest priority and we are working hard to make sure our services continue to run and remain unaffected for our users.
We are getting constant updates from CQC and we are following all the current Public Health England (PHE) and Government advice and taking the right measures we need to to protect everyone who is involved with our charity.
We’re really grateful for your understanding and support at this very changeable time. We are encouraging, as is our normal practice, very stringent hygiene measures for all visitors and staff and will continue to do this.
Here’s what we’re doing to ensure we keep everyone who is connected with our charity safe
Delivering care to our service users is our biggest priority and we are doing everything we can to make sure our services remain unaffected and that our residents and clients remain safe.
Actions we have taken so far are:
- We have stopped all visitors coming into our homes and this includes for all family members too. Arrangements are in place for medical professionals to attend.
- We have advised residents not to leave the home and have cancelled all planned day trips
- We have suspended our day centre service and staff have been redeployed elsewhere within the foundation.
- All respite care has been cancelled
We thank you for your patience, support and understanding with this.
As a service that already provides high quality care we are already prepared and ready to stop the spread of infection and have in place very strict infection control policies and procedures.
As always we’re very grateful for the support we get from you. As for everyone it’s a really uncertain time for us all at the moment. We are going to be following government advice regarding large gatherings and which events we might need to postpone or cancel and we will update all of this information on our website and on our social media channels. If you have organised your own fundraising activity for us and you need some advice please contact the Fundraising department on 01227 373292 and we will help as best we can.
As you can imagine this is going to have a significant impact on us a charity but in particular it is going to have a major impact on our income and fundraising efforts. Please donate now if you can – every penny counts right now!
Volunteers are an integral part of our day-to-day operation however, in light of the changing situation we are asking volunteers to stay away for the time being and when we have further updates and/or changes we will contact you.
Our two charity shops in Herne Bay and Tankerton and our donation point in Herne are currently closed until further notice.
What we are asking though is if there is anyone out there that can assist us and feels completely comfortable to do so then we have non-care areas that we could use this help with. For example within facilities, kitchens, our hotel services department and with shopping etc. If this is something you can help with then we would be really grateful, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our staff are key to making sure our services don’t get affected and we are taking all the necessary measures to make sure we can continue to deliver our care safely and with minimal disruption throughout this period. Our staff are doing an amazing job and we’d like to thank them for this and for keeping services going. They are all truly inspirational and they each and every one of them is helping the most vulnerable people in our community!
We are monitoring the situation and deciding on each event individually. We will add cancellations/postponements/rescheduled dates to this page and also our events pages.
RESCHEDULED: Golf Day – Friday 18 September
Our charity golf day has been rescheduled to Friday 18 September. If you are interested in a team please have a look at our event pages. Your support means so much right now.