We have been open for telephone and electrical communication to everyone, despite lockdown. We have supported each family with by helping them purchase outdoor toys, delivered parcels of toiletries, face masks, hand sanitisers, lego, and food vouchers etc. We have closed the Community Hub but we were able to deep clean it thoroughly, and prepare for official opening on 29 June 2020. We have taken government advice regarding Health and Safety and have drawn up new Risk Assessments.
We are re-opening Chloe's Den on 4 July 2020, after losing vital months of free holidays, with Monday to Friday bookings all year round, (free of charge as usual) leaving the weekend for a deep hygienic clean. Covid funding has been a life-line, it has helped us with cleaning expenses, lost income, and providing direct support to our families. Thank you to the Community Foundation Emergency Fund, CAF Fund, and Thomas Polkington Trust for Sight Loss. Your generosity has been a life-line to us.
It is important that we move forward, and Management want you all to know our services have never closed down, as members we have a private facebook event page where we have all been able to share pictures and stories and self-support. We have immediately responded to people who needed that extra support and will continue to do so.
We are not sure when we are able to re-open for events, but we will keep monitoring this to keep our families safe.
The lovely Gareth posing for us, in one of our family deliveries - thank you Gareth ! Lisa Taylor our Secretary and Leanne Wallwork our Chairperson helping with the delivery. If you know anyone living in North Tyneside 0-18 years old Visually Impaired that would benefit from our services please contact us.