Having secured a grant from Standard Life, we have provided many free lunches while the lockdown and our free meals will end at Easter. The lunches will then revert to £6 for a lunch, dessert and a drink. Following the government's road map, we have decided to open St Michaels the week beginning 12 April and will continue our service across Wandsworth from both there and the Platt Christian Centre in Felsham Road, Putney, SW15. We have a great team of volunteers and during any one week 39 volunteers are helping us provide the service and we are very grateful to every one of them for their contribution. We hope to provide a service for 20 people a day and will be following strict guidelines.
Our staff are currently working from our Putney base and to date we have delivered 29,008 individual support services across the borough to 561 different people. The majority of our older people have now had their first vaccine and we are looking forward to resuming our service in Battersea. We are now preparing our Easter treat of Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding and Easter treats.
If you would like to refer someone to our service, please do telephone or email us.
We are looking forward to using our new Dementia-friendly minibus in the future as we have adapted our bus with a screen informing members of the date, where they are going, what is for lunch along with photos of staff and this is very helpful to all those travelling on the bus. We have birds and butterflies on the windows and the skylight as well as bright headrests, cushions and lights around the top. We also launched our Magic Table and were grateful to all those who attended.