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Please contact Sue Relf on reception at 01323 722924 for an update as to which regular groups are returning, and when.
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THE NEXT VILLAGE MARKET IS…
10am on Saturday, 12th December until 12.30pm
The Centre has reopened and some groups have returned. Reception is open Monday-Friday 9am-1pm
The Wise Buys Shop is open each morning from 10am to 12.30pm. Donations of quality items are most welcome. It helps if these come little and often. Larger items may have to be rejected due to limited space.
KEEP IN TOUCH SCHEME
During lockdown, two staff from the Centre worked at home, and recruited 6 additional volunteers – to run a phone-call-based keeping in touch scheme.
Funded by the Communities Can Grants programme, the team were able to ring people daily, or several times a week, for a catch up call and chat. People were either referred to the scheme by other agencies, or had existing links to the Centre, and were either isolated or vulnerable.
Up to 70 people were contacted, and over 2,000 calls were made and conversations had to ensure people were ok and safe in their circumstances.
Since lock down and building closure, the Trustees of Community Wise have completed a Risk Assessment, and after an initial deep clean, have also made the necessary adjustments to signage, room occupancy and cleaning procedures.