Station House, Station Road, Kendal
Cumbria LA9 6SA
COVID 19 -OAKLEA EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
We have established an Emergency Response Team. Clive Wigley, CEO: “The team will be for emergency response care to ensure we maintain safe working levels. Those that have the necessary experience & qualifications may be asked to lone work. Those without experience will provide support as second person supporting. Where job roles are deemed as non-essential and/or those that have been limited due to current circumstances, our Managers will discuss with and put forward names of colleagues who can join the Covid Response Team.”
“I would firstly like to offer a massive thank you to all employees for the excellent work you aredoing in ensuring that our customers continue to receive the care and support they desperately need at this time. From employees supporting people who are showing symptoms of COVID-19; employees working flat out to make sure our customers are not let down; employees who are being flexible and working across different projects; individuals/teams that are providing back-up or covering when a service is struggling; for those going out delivering food and goods to our homes or people in need within the community and those who are working behind the scenes making sure the organisation is able to continue and provide the answers to the many questions and concerns being raised. It is times like this that Oaklea and Right2Work step up to the mark and it makes me very proud to be part of the Oaklea family and associate with each of you.”
(Clive can be seen with Sarah Coates from Appleby Hub getting a delivery this week - he’s actually handing over some much needed yeast -at the time the Kitchen Team had run out!)
This is a statement issued on Friday 20 March (from a letter being sent to customers and those who we support through our Young People’s activities) from Regional Manager, Pete Bradbury - who has lead responsibility for CYP offer: “In light of recent events re Covid 19, Oaklea have been closely monitoring the situation and continue to follow the lead guidance provided by Public Health England to minimise the impact on our employees, customers, learners/partners. Therefore I regret to inform you that we have taken the decision to suspend all of our afterschool clubs and holiday activities (Easter activities have now been cancelled) for the foreseeable future. I apologise for the inconvenience but the safety of both our customers/members and employees is paramount to us as an Organisation. Many of our customers/members are classed by Public Health England as being in the ‘at risk’ groups. I will of course offer updates as when we get them.” Thanking you in advance, Peter.
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Team Supervisor Alex Corrie-Williams about to head off to our Kendal properties to help distribute PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
The R2W Work & Learn team - on Government guidance are working from home, so the office maybe closed but we are still here to assist you. Are you seeking work? Perhaps you have recently become unemployed, or your self-employed business has dried up due to Coronavirus. We are here to help. Get in touch for FREE help and support to find new employment.
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Please contact Amanda Andrews on 07483 172074 or Amanda.email@example.com or Ann Williams on 07734 162983 or firstname.lastname@example.org OR get in touch via Oaklea HQ Customer Team and they will forward Get in touch
Appleby Hub is now offering a wholesome take away and delivery service for more information click on this link Appleby Hub On Wheels - you will find the menu (Weds-Sat) and can book via Oaklea HQ E: Order food (M) 07435 970633. The service is for everyone but especially aimed at those who are isolated & confined to their home.
Keep your distance! -Some of the Hub team ready for action as the new delivery service started this week
Bridging the food gap -The Hub has also been delivering freshly made bread each day to local shops and a fellow social enterprise - “Vista Veg” in Crosby Ravensworth
“Keeping calm and carrying on” says Liz Lomas the Oaklea Deputy Head of Care is out supporting our Homecare team in Carlisle. This shot taken early doors on 24 March. Go team Oaklea!
West Cumbria Team Manager Tracy Haughin has just told us some very tasty news: “Greggs the bakers have called me and as they are closing down due to Covid 19 they want to give us what they can from their Clay Flatts branch, this will be pasties, milk, bacon….etc. I will collect this and distribute it to all our customers in the Workington area and surrounds. This is an extremely kind gesture by Greggs and is greatly appreciated.”
Some positivity from Right2Work Employment Advisor, Grant Huck in Furness: “Despite all the rubbish news bout Corona virus, a client of mine, Sarah who is on my Furness-Supported Employment Pilot Scheme, secured a new job on Friday with Home Bargains. I helped prepare her for the interview by video conference devising questions, covering basic interview techniques etc. It’s safe to say she aced the interview as she was told half way through she had impressed them so much they offered her the job there and then. She called me in tears and of course extremely excited and emotional. It just goes to prove that there are no barriers we cannot overcome at R2W. Working from home is just a new way of working, rather than get frustrated about. Respect to all my Right2Work colleagues who are also working from home right now. “
The craze that is sweeping the lockdown nation -Joe Wicks lunges into Durham Team Supervisor Nichola Bainbridge: “Its Exercise time in Barnard Castle. Customers tuned into You Tube with Joe wicks.”
Plus on the day everyone was preparing to clap for the NHS and care workers - “We have been busy writing letters to our family and painting rainbows in supporting the NHS.When our letters are ready to post Pauline and Caroline will walk to the post box to post them with staff.”