Re-Opening Pure Support Services
The phased re-opening of Pure Support services In Stockport, Rochdale and Oldham commenced in June.
All our safety measures can be found here.
We are delighted that our support service at The Jonathan Burns Centre in Middleton re-opened from Monday June 8th.
Support services at The Boathouse in Oldham resumed from June 15th.
Stockport services at Vernon Park, The Grey Horse and Sanderling building also re-opened from June 15th.
Numbers of clients are of necessity restricted due to important social distancing measures. Unfortunately some activities are not available due to Government restrictions, for example, farm volunteering and other excursions from our buildings.
Of course parents and carers have natural concerns and questions around safety. Our aim here is to keep everyone informed about all our safety measures.
We have been working hard on our recovery plan to ensure that staff inductions, risk assessments, safe environments and safe working guidelines/protocols are all in place. At the same time we acknowledge that two-metre social distancing cannot always be adhered to due to the nature of aspects of our work such as personal care, lunch support or human behaviours.
Below is a list of the extensive safety measures we have taken. We hope they give comfort and assurance that we are taking all the steps we possibly can to ensure clients and staff are kept safe and well whilst at Pure Innovations.
One measure is this very engaging animation created by Abigail Betton for clients. It explains social distancing in a very accessible way so please do share this with them prior to their return to Pure Support services.
Important Safety Measures For Re-opening
These are some of the steps we are taking in advance of re-opening Pure Support services:
- A full Risk Assessment has been completed. (See the download link below to read it)
- Staff are undertaking a new ‘return to work’ induction focusing on infection control and new ways of working prior to phased re-opening.
- Each building and vehicle has had a deep clean prior to re-opening.
- Two metre markings are being made outside each building to aid social distancing.
- Hand sanitiser will be available at each entrance point.
- Adequate PPE will be available. Staff will be wearing face masks at all times.
- The number of entrance and exit points have been increased where possible to reduce traffic.
- Rooms are laid out in accordance with two-metre ruling.
- Each room has a window that opens to ensure adequate ventilation.
- Each room will have a supply of bins, tissues, hand sanitiser, cleaning products and PPE.
- Staff/client ratios have been mapped out within each room, to allow for 2 metre distancing .
- Each group will remain together for the day within identified rooms.
- Lunch will be eaten in these areas/with these groups. Everyone to provide their own lunch.
- New schedules have been introduced for regular cleaning of high touch point areas throughout the day.
- Outdoor breaks/local walks will be encouraged as much as possible, (adhering to Government guidance, staffing levels and weather permitting.)
- Public transport is to be avoided where possible. If traveling in by public transport, our expectation is that people will follow Government guidance by wearing a face covering.
Please note that:
- No parents/carers/visitors will be allowed in the buildings
- Anyone displaying symptoms of Covid-19 during the day will be sent home, but will remain in an isolated area until picked up
- In this instance, advice will be sought from Public Health Team
Please can we request that your son/daughter/client:-
- brings in a packed lunch that does not require heating
- wears clean clothes each day
- if receiving Pure Support transport, wears a face covering on transport.
- if being dropped off and there is a queue outside the building, please wait in your car until the queue has reduced
- Clients use their own travel mug for use for drinks.
- Wear a face covering throughout the day.
If you have any questions or concerns we would be happy to help. Please direct your enquiries to:
Stockport Rochdale and Oldham Service – Kath Brooks firstname.lastname@example.org 07872 423212
Director of Compliance and Health & Safety – Peter Locke email@example.com 07872424580
CEO Louise.firstname.lastname@example.org 075950 01998
We very much look forward to welcoming everyone back to Pure Innovations.