“If I have learned anything in my time travelling the world is the power of hope, the power of one person who can change the world, so if you want to change the world start each day with a task completed, find someone to help through life and never give up. If you do this thing the next generation will indeed have changed the world for the better”. ... See MoreSee Less
Today, the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison announced drastic new measures to control the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Some of these actions include additional social distancing measures.
“The (Australian Health Protection Principal Committee ) AHPPC believes that social distancing measures are now required and will need to be introduced progressively to reduce disruption. This has the most benefit in delaying transmission.” Scott Morrison, 15th March 2020
In light of these new measures, Anna Harrison, the CEO of Umbrella Community Care has made the immediate decision to cancel all social support groups until further notice.
Managers and senior coordinators are now working hard to inform all affected clients and their families and all support staff who work on these projects. Our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our clients and staff, and we will not take these measures lightly.
If you have any further questions, you can contact our office tomorrow from 9 am on 9275 4411 and speak to your program manager.
Staff meetings will be held next week to further instruct all affected support workers.
Temporary Suspension in Community Visitor Scheme volunteers’ visits and “We Care” Social Support Program:
WA has a very small number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus. However elderly people, people with chronic health conditions and people with comprised immune systems, have the most risk of serious infection.
As a precaution, Umbrella’s management has decided on a Temporary Suspension in CVS volunteers’ visits to residential care facilities and clients’ homes and “We Care” Social Support program– effective 10/03/2020 until 20/04/2020 (when we will review the situation again).
👉We would like to thank our many CVS volunteers and “We Care” visitors for their commitment to Umbrella and for your understanding during this difficult time. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for that but I'm not sure whether it covers our Golden Age outings, it seems to be more for the Visitor Scheme visits to care facilities and to homes, and as for the We Care Social Support Program, not sure what that is. Surely if the temporary suspension affected our outings, they would let us know, not everybody has fb, so don't really know what groups it affects
Umbrella clients and carers recently travelled in and around Margaret River on a four day ‘Golden Tour’. Participants visited highlights in the Margaret River region, including wineries, beaches and markets. Fun activities in the evening included dancing, BBQs and wearing their favourite yellow and green outfits! A big thank you goes to Red Cross for their contrubution in funding; Barbara and her staff for being mindful and vigilant with the clients all the time. ... See MoreSee Less