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Welcome to LD NorthEast

Update July 3rd 2020

Thank you to everyone for all the thank-you cards, the very kind donations and your kind words about all our staff here at LD:NorthEast, in response to how we have handled our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your comments have been overwhelming and very much appreciated.

Everyone has been very patient with us during this time and we are learning every day. On Mon 29th June we moved through to Phase 2 of our recovery plan and our staff are back on rota working 1:1 with the people they love to support. We are not open ‘as usual’ but we are adapting the way we work to make sure that people have the support they need right now. Some session times may be reduced and some support may look very different as we ease out of lock down but we continue to work with each individual and family, risk assessing what we do in line with new government guidelines.

We aim to look at Phase 3 from 1st August which will be about looking at the activities we deliver and our social groups, and how we may deliver these safely in the future. We continue to ramp up free support through our funded projects, ensuring people remain safe at home and have the help they need to manage their anxieties about getting back out in their community.

We will continue to monitor the safety and well-being of everyone we support, our staff and our volunteers. Their safety is our priority and we will take recovery slowly; making sure we follow up-to-date government guidelines and ensuring that we meet the needs of the vulnerable people we support while keeping them safe and well.

We’re still here for you and we are taking referrals within our Community Outreach Service. If you would like any further information on our 1:1 or small group outreach support then do not hesitate to contact our Contract/Client Lead Sharon for advice at sharon.may@ldne.org.uk.

If you would like to talk to me do not hesitate to get in touch at jacqui.thompson@ldne.org.uk or on 0191 2622261.

Stay safe

Jacqui Thompson, Interim CEO

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