Foodbank, friends and a birthday

Although we have been closed since Monday the activities still continue.

The staff have been and made a donation to Morrisons foodbank. They have also been doorstep visiting with activity packs and video calling others.

So, we have a photo roundup of the first week in Lockdown 3 plus the NHS Covid-19 warning.

Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it. You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. Stay safe everyone we will be back together again soon.

A very happy birthday to our ‘strong man’ Lewis!!!

Happy birthday from all your Friends at Social eyes Lewis

Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year everyone.

We re-opened briefly on Monday 4th January 2021, however due to the pandemic and in the best interests of everyone, the Social Eyes team have now taken the decision to close the service and remain closed until further notice.

At the time this was decided no formal governance had been given to do this, but Claire, Faye and The Green Team felt strongly that this was the safest & right option. At this point this was an in-house management decision which was confirmed as the right decision by later government announcements.

It was not an easy decision, but safety will always come first and our duty of care to our special service users and their families.

Updates re this decision will be posted; while we will continue to deliver activity packs & remain in close contact through telephone calls and garden visits with all our service users.

The Green team and everyone at Social Eyes are disappointed that we cannot meet; and it might be a bit too chilly to relocate to the KCM Arena, as we did in the summer.

Here’s a few photos of the Monday session before the decision was taken.

Snowies and a positive message for 2020/21

During the summer of lockdown Social Eyes decided that they would like to add some new signage to the railings surrounding their headquarters in order to raise everyone’s spirits and make the building a positive focal point.

We appealed to our local Councillors Dave Shepherd and Bob Bird, who once again showed their commitment to the building by donating and so the first signs were commissioned. Other locals followed with donations and more signs were ordered. We hope to have local primary schools design signs to add in the new year.

The first signs have now been erected alongside the disused tyres [ donated by AP Tyres, Parkgate] and fashioned into ‘Snowies’ .

We are pleased to have one for Rawmarsh St Josephs Junior Football Club who have taken not only our disability football team under their wing but the entire service. Their help during the first lockdown when they loaned us their football pitches and pavilion allowed us to continue the disability service when our own buildings were too small for adequate social distancing. A fantastic summer of fun and games was enjoyed up at the KCM Arena @ Stubbin.

We had a fantastic reaction from local children and residents to the ‘Snowies’ and are now eliciting an equally appreciative reaction to the signs. During this year’s restrictions we have had a massive increased footfall incorporating Harding Avenue into their daily walks.

Our gang and the Green Team would like to wish everyone a peaceful and healthy Christmas and a super New Year 2021, when hopefully we will all be back together again – without any restrictions.