COVID-19

We know this is a difficult and unusual time

Langdon is taking a proactive, holistic approach in how we handle the coronavirus outbreak. The health of our members, staff, volunteers, and families is our top priority when making decisions around our services. We are working across the organisation and doing all we can to minimise the risk of infection for all.

Our care service is looking carefully at ways we can deal with the potential outcomes of coronavirus in terms of our members and staff. This includes collaborating with other care providers and working with local authorities and families to ensure we have adequate staff to support members. We’ve been keeping up to date with guidance from the government and the NHS and implementing it with staff and members where relevant.

We have temporarily also closed our Centennial Park, Rectory Lane, and Maccabi House offices as the staff in those locations can work from home, staff can be contacted in the usual way.

However, the teams in both London and Manchester have welcomed back many of our members who have returned to their flats after staying with their families.

Our social enterprise, New Chapters South is working really hard planning for reopening so that our members can start getting back to work and volunteering.

Ensuring the safety of our members

It’s important that we keep members in the loop about coronavirus in a rational but informative way. We are taking a different approach with each member based on their personal needs and capacity of understanding. Langdon is also ensuring members are practising good hygiene.

Our staff are have completed risk assessments for every member, assessing all of our options in terms of providing the best level of support in a worst-case scenario. We are forward planning as much as possible.

Fundraising

Beyond Care, Langdon Directors and Board of Trustees made the decision to postpone the Langdon Annual Dinner due to take place on the 18th May. We will be spending time over the next weeks and months, to rethink our fundraising strategy for the year, and mitigate against risk as much as possible.

We will continue to update you on all matters concerning Coronavirus and its impact on Langdon, please keep checking this page.

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