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2020
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Greenwood centre staff continue to support users during lockdown

Staff from the learning disability day opportunities service based at the Greenwood Centre are continuing to support users by carrying out welfare and emotional support checks and ensuring they have access to vital supplies during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The Greenwood Centre is home to a day service that supports residents with a range of learning disabilities and people with Autism and offers activities to help with independence, inclusion, health and wellbeing.

Following Government guidance and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the centre closed, however staff are continuing their care by making sure they have access to food and medicine as well as providing emotional support to those who might be struggling through this challenging time.

Based in Kentish Town, staff have also been adapting their service to connect to users virtually from their home. This includes setting up a video channel to reach out to users who may be feeling lonely and isolated as well as having small group sessions to link people with their friends using technology.

Employees from the Greenwood Learning Disability Day Centre are also supporting other independent providers to cover staff absences due to the coronavirus.  

The teams are checking on individuals in supported living and those living at home with their families over the phone and depending on their care needs, making referrals to other support services.

A huge thank you to the staff from the learning disability day opportunities service, they are an amazing example of the work Camden’s services are putting in to make sure vulnerable residents can continue to receive the care and personal support that they need. This is a really difficult time for everyone but especially for those with complex needs, so it’s crucial that we work together to ensure no one gets left behind as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Cllr Pat Callaghan, Cabinet Member for a Healthy and Caring Camden

For more information and guidance, head to our coronavirus webpage camden.gov.uk/COVID-19 or call our dedicated coronavirus helpline on 020 7974 4444 and select option 9.