Enhancing care during coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from Livability. The safety and wellbeing of both the people we support and colleagues is our top priority. Read our latest updates on our services here. Visit NHS UK for coronavirus health information and advice on the government response to coronavirus.

Last updated 7 September 2020

We are pleased to announce that after much hard work, our learning and wellbeing services are open in accordance with government guidelines.

Livability Victoria School currently open to some low risk students and Livability Nash College also welcomed it, students, back this September.

Livability Holton Lee, our wellbeing centre has adopted a phrased re-opening approach. The site will now be open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. There will be no access to any of the buildings, toilets, bird hides or gym equipment until further notice.

Our services remain open to support our residents. And, at this time, limit visitors from attending our services, in order to protect the people we support.

Our national office employees are working remotely and continue to provide colleagues with IT, finance, HR, supporter and communications support remotely during office hours Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, you can call us on 020 7452 2000 or email us at info@livability.org.uk

You can read government guidance for schools here and NHS guidance here.

Latest update 8 June 2020

At Livability we continue to focus on the health and welfare of the people we support, and the health and welfare of our staff and volunteers.

Our education centres Livability Nash College Campus and Victoria Education Centre are now open, in accordance with government guidelines.

Livability Holton Lee, our wellbeing centre remains closed and staff are working remotely wherever possible.

Our services remain open to support our residents. And, at this time, continue to prohibit visitors from attending our services, in order to protect the people we support.

Our staff are doing all they can to keep the people we support connected to family and friends. If you do have a loved one staying at one of our homes, do contact that home directly.

Our national office employees are working remotely and will continue to provide colleagues with IT, finance, HR, supporter and communications support remotely during office hours Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, you can call us on 020 7452 2000 or email us at info@livability.org.uk

General post, gifts and deliveries sent to us during this period will be kept securely and processed once the office reopens.

Thank you for your continued support, for your messages and your giving during this challenging period. At this time, and where possible, please do donate through our website here or call our Supporter Services Team on 020 7452 2121 for other ways to donate.
Do continue to take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your community.

Sally Chivers,
CEO Livability

 

Lastest update 25 March 2020

At Livability we continue to focus on the health and welfare of the people we support, and the health and welfare of our staff and volunteers.

Due to the unfolding situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19), and for the time being, staff from the National Office are working remotely.  Livability education buildings and wellbeing centres are now closed for regular business, this includes Victoria Education Centre, Nash College and Holton Lee, where staff are working remotely wherever possible.

Our services remain open to support our residents. And, at this time, we have stopped visitors from attending our services and encourage you to follow the government social distancing requirements. The government has given clear guidance that people should only leave home for very limited purposes:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible
  • One form of exercise a day – for example, a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • Any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.

If you do have a loved one staying at one of our homes, do contact that home directly.

Our national office employees are working remotely and will continue to provide colleagues with IT, finance and HR support remotely during office hours Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, you can call us on 020 7452 2000 or email us at info@livability.org.uk
General post, gifts and deliveries sent to us during this period will be kept securely and processed once the office reopens.

Thank you for your continued support, for your messages and your giving during this challenging period. At this time, and where possible, please do donate through our website here or call our Supporter Services Team on 020 7452 2121 for other ways to donate.

We are in this together, and over the coming days, we’ll be exploring ways to offer partner and supporter led support remotely. This could be by phone, email or online activities, so please visit this page for updates.

Do take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your community.

Sally Chivers,
CEO Livability

 

Note:
For further updates and guidance from the UK, Northern Ireland and Wales Governments visit:
UK Government on the gov.uk website by clicking here.
Wales Government on the gov.wales website by clicking here.
Northern Ireland Government on hseni.gov.uk website by clicking here.
The UK Department for Education also has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)