AFTER consultation with clients, staff and local commissioners Age UK Lancashire have taken the decision to temporarily close all their Day Time Support centres which are situated in Nelson, Padiham, Burnley, Garstang and West Lancashire because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Louise Reynolds, Day Time support operations manager said: “The welfare and safety of our clients and employees is always our number one priority and during the current COVID 19 pandemic the risk is too high to continue operating this service in the usual way.
“We are working hard behind the scenes, with the team and commissioners, to develop methods of supporting our Day Time Support members in different ways during this period of closure and will be keeping clients and their families informed in the coming days.
“Our Day Time Support team have been working tirelessly to ensure that our members have been well supported in these uncertain times and we are understandably keen to continue to ensure everyone remains safe and well.
“If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one and would like information on options and support available to you then please contact us on 0300 303 1234, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Our website www.ageuklancs.org.uk is being regularly updated as the situation develops and you can also follow us on social media by liking our Facebook and Twitter pages.
“On behalf of Age UK Lancashire, stay safe and well.”
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