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Welcome to LD NorthEast

Update 5th June 2020

Last month our CEO David Robinson moved on from LD:NorthEast to take up a new position in Teesside. We wish David well in his new position and thank him for his work and commitment to our organisation over the past 6 years. I am happy to take up the position of Interim CEO for the next 12 months and am fully committed to leading our charity through this challenging time, supported by a great team.

Here at LD:NorthEast we continue to monitor the safety and well-being of the people we support, our staff and our volunteers. Their safety is our absolute priority. We are following the most recent advice given to ensure the vulnerable people we support remain safe and self-isolate where needed.

Following recent updates to government guidelines we are now starting to prepare for easing out of lockdown and beginning to work through our phased return plan.

Phase one is to risk assess our building and make the necessary preparations to allow us to re-open our office for limited business. The office will now be staffed Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, with Managers and Team Leads working on a rota system to answer all calls and queries.

Our Team Leads will be in touch with everyone who contracts with us over the next few weeks and hopefully we will soon be able to move into phase two of our plan, which includes getting staff back on their rotas and ready to return to the people they support. We will be assessing how this will look for each individual we support, ensuring we adhere to all government guidelines and COVID-19 safety risk assessments.

We will move into phase three of re-starting the activities on our funded projects and phase four of operating in ‘the new normal’ when it is safe to do so.

Stay safe, stay well and if you would like to contact me I am happy to answer any queries you may have.

Jacqui Thompson, Interim CEO

jacqui.thompson@ldne.org.uk / 0191 2622261

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