During this time of Covid-19 regulations we have had to adapt and modify the care and services we offer. This does not mean we have decreased our work and the people we are impacting, but rather that we have found different ways to connect with those we regularly help, and new ways to help new people.
If any of the programmes interest you, we ask that you would phone our office to make an appointment with Victor or Duane, so that we can ensure social distancing measures are maintained whilst people make use of our programmes.
Office hours: Monday-Thursday 9-5pm
Meals on Wheels
Our day centre provides a two course hot meal for over 55's twice a week, but whilst many in this vulnerable catagory are sheltering, we are continuing to make sure they continue to receive a hot, home-cooked meal twice a week. Our cook prepares the main meal and desert on site and then our volunteers deliver the meals to our clients, maintaining contact with some elderly people who otherwise may not see anyone, or have anything other than beans on toast all week.
Whilst our other programmes that take place in and arround our building are on hold, we are offering the chance for people to come down to New Hope Christian Centre for exerise. In our hall we have table tennis facilities, we have beutiful sensory gardens around which you can walk, and an outside area for a game of boules. Alongside the exercise is the opportunity to see people and talk with volunteers.
Once again we are running a summer FISH club (food in school holidays) in partnership with Foodbank and Bethany Church Norwich. The club will offer socially distanced activities and a hot meal to the children we have been working with for many years now. Becuase of the high level of child poverty in Lakenham normally, with the lockdown this is expected to have increased over the past months. The club will provide relief to struggling parents who may be struggling to feed their children.
One increasing result of the Covid-19 lockdown is the increased anxiety and isolation. Our social prescribing has continued during this time helping people sort out their taxes, collecting and delivering medication and shopping, phoning and visiting vulnerable adults and ,providing space for people suffering from mental health repurcussions as a result of the lockdown.