East Radnorshire Day Centre & East Radnor Home Support

An update for Autumn 2020 and a call out for Trustees!

Day Centre Update:

 

"Sadly, we are all living through a worldwide pandemic and we have all had our daily lives turned upside down".

The Day Centre is currently unable to open and the decision has been taken to remain closed until February when we will reassess the situation.

That is not to say that if by some miracle Covid goes away or we find a vaccine before then that will enable us to open safely then we will. But as things stand at the moment, we will not be open before Spring 2021.

We appreciate this is not good news and if we can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to telephone us.  (contact details are below)

 

Meals on Wheels:

Since the Day Centre closed, we have been delivering a meals on wheels service with The Hat Shop providing the meals for us. Helen has agreed a sale on The Hat Shop and will soon be enjoying a much deserved early retirement! A huge thank you to Helen and her staff at the Hat Shop who have been providing the Day Centre meals since 2016.

We are now having meals provided by G & A Catering on a Monday and Rose Cottage Café Tuesday through Friday.

If you are interested in a Sunday Lunch The Black Sheep Café in Knighton provides a delivery service to Presteigne every Sunday. Please ring Julie on 01547 520224.

A new menu will be available every four weeks. I have included one with the newsletter on this occasion but in future if you would like a menu sent out please do let us know. If you have meals you will be sent one automatically.

We are now offering a more flexible approach and you can order a meal as a one off rather than an ongoing arrangement. If you see a meal you would like on a particular day all you need to do is ring us by 10am that day. Invoices can be sent out at the end of the month so there is no need to be handling cash

 

Home Support Update:

Nikki has left Home Support for pastures new and has moved to a different job. Nikki joined Home Support in its early days and was the face of the service for some time. We are indebted to her for her hard work and dedication and wish her all the very best in her new career.

 

Job Vacancies:

We are currently recruiting for a Relief On Call worker to be on the on call rota and an experienced Registered Manager. Contact details are below.

 

East Radnor Home Support:

There are two strands to the service and members can access either one or both.  The first is the low level, practical day to day support and the second is the 24hr rapid response service.

This is a fantastic service that operates 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Staff are on an on-call rota providing cover should an emergency arise.

Once a member presses their care line emergency alarm it triggers a telephone call to East Radnor Home Support, the on-call member of staff then attends the persons home and provides emergency support. This could be because of a trip or fall.

The staff have been fully trained to use lifting equipment and once a risk assessment has been completed the staff member will proceed to lift the member. This has reduced ambulance call outs rapidly.

Naturally there will be occasions when the person may be injured and lifting is not safe and an ambulance has to be called, but often we are able to assist thus saving the ambulance service and the person a trip to A&E.

 

Could you become a Trustee?

Being a Trustee can be very rewarding.

As a Trustee you have the chance to support and shape the work and strategic direction of an organisation, and you can make a significant difference to a cause that matters to you.

If you think you would be interested in becoming a Trustee please do not hesitate to get in touch for further information and an ‘Expression of Interest’ form.

 

New Email Addresses:

We have had a new telephone system installed that will enable us to answer your calls more efficiently and we also have new email addresses.

The phone number remain the same, but we have new email addresses.

homesupport(at)eastradnor.care       admin(at)eastradnor.care

 

Contact us:

Old School Building, Scottleton Street, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2BL

Telephone:     Day Centre 01544 260267      Home Support 01544 260360                                                        

Email: admin(at)eastradnor.care or homesupport(at)eastradnor.care      Website: www.erdaycentre.org

Registered Charity Number: 1088491 

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 6DF

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
Newtown
Powys
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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