Message from the Tower Project CEO
“The last few weeks have seen unprecedented change and unique challenges to the Tower Project and our members as we respond to the Government's advice on social distancing and the Covid-19 pandemic and how we continue to provide our services”
I would like to pay tribute to all our staff, volunteers, trustees and families who have without question continued to work and provide services to the members both adults and children in these difficult times... “Thank you” for your support.
One of the challenges for the Tower Project is that the vast majority of our services require face to face working and close physical contact with our service members. We have followed the Government's guidance on social distancing and group gatherings reducing the risk to our service members and staff, with the majority of our administration staff now working remotely and continuing to provide vital support to our front line staff.
Inevitably some of our members will be impacted by not being able to attend services. For those members we will continue to provide a remote support service through telephone calls and home visits when necessary ensuring that all of our members and families have sufficient supplies until they fully return to services. Our employment and training services continue to support members in employment who work in front line services, and the team are supporting members through housing and financial issues with the services returning to full opening as soon as possible.
Our residential and supported living projects continue to be fully staffed and we have redeployed staff to support our services through this difficult period. We have requested that all non-essential visiting to our properties are adhered to and would hope that in the near future the Government's guidance around visiting residential care settings can be reviewed.
The majority of our Children’s services have been temporarily suspended, with our Youth Services, Leisure Services, After School Clubs and weekend leisure and support groups closed in line with Government guidance with a decision on our remaining services under review.
I would thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding during this challenging period, our latest news and updates along with links to advice and support will be placed on the Tower Project website and we will continue to post updates and messages on our social media accounts.
- Gerald O’Shaughnessy CEO
The Tower Project