Visiting schemes no longer permitted
In response to heightened public health advice in relation to Covid-19 and to minimise the risk to the vulnerable people within its care, Apex Housing Association has announced that members of the public should refrain from visiting any of its Supported Living schemes until further notice.
Deirdre Walker, Director of Supported Living, commented:
Following the most recent government advice in relation to social distancing, we need your support to keep some of the most vulnerable people in our care safe and well. In order to keep your family and friends as safe as possible it is important to refrain from visiting directly to schemes. It’s important for all of us to play our part in preventing the spread of Covid-19 in our communities.
Communicating in other ways such as telephone, Skype, Facetime and WhatsApp will provide opportunities to stay in touch with loved ones. Whilst this will not be the same for some, it is important to realise these are difficult times that require different measures to ensure we do our best when it comes to protecting our vulnerable service users.
We appreciate your support in this matter. We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise when visiting may resume.
Apex provides purpose-built accommodation for older people and supported housing for people with mental health difficulties, learning disabilities, alcohol/drug addictions, those who are physically disabled and young people in need of support.