COVID-19 Update 2

By 19th March 2020 Service Updates, Uncategorised

Over the last few days we have had to make decisions based on changing government advice that will enable us to keep operating for the most vulnerable for longer. However, while I will outline below what our current service levels are, we need to stress that this is a changing picture and further updates will be made over social media and at all sites.  

Day Centre 

The key priority at Maggs during this period is to keep the Worcester Day Centre open as this keeps the support to the largest number of our clients in one place. We have had to take the difficult decision to limit access here to rough sleepers, to limit social contact within the premises and ensure it can provide the best possible support to those who are most vulnerable. This is our priority and staff and volunteers from other sites may need to be redeployed at short notice to ensure this provision can be maintained.  

Malvern Day Centre  

Services are operating as normal, although advice services are being delivered by partners over te phone.  

The grand opening of Maggs Day Centre Malvern that was happening on Friday will be postponed until further notice. 

Activities 

All activities within the activity centre have been cancelled until further notice to avoid unnecessary social contact.  

Homeless Health Hub 

The GP clinic that runs at the Day Centre will be phone based until further notice with GP appointments being booked at the surgery if needed on the back of this triage call.  

The Dentist will not be running a drop in at the centre but can see service users at their surgery. 

Visits from Jack the Therapy dog, our massage team and hairdresser have all been suspended until further notice.  

Clothing Project 

Will continue to open as normal for the time being. Plans are in place to maintain provision of emergency supplies for rough supplies should we have to close at short notice.  

MOATS & Navigation Workers 

Will still be out in the community worker working with service users wherever possible. Their focus will however be on ensuring welfare of individuals and so will focus more on making contact with individuals if they do not access any other services.