I hope you’re all keeping well.

During this pandemic, we’ve been very disappointed not to be able to welcome you all to our centre due to the social distance measures in place. This is a communal space were our clients can enjoy some quality time outside of the home.

The situation has left me feeling sad I can’t do more to support those of you who are now caring 24/7 in lockdown with people who are very much at risk. This means you may be struggling to do everyday tasks and get your shopping. This is also a very tense time as you can’t get out for a breather in the way you usually might. You can’t see other family members and friends who might otherwise alleviate some of the stress of caring responsibilities. Know that my heart is with you all.

I’m not being idle: I’ve been back working in A&E resuming my nursing role bringing any help I can to the frontline of keyworkers. I’ve also been running errands collecting shopping and medication and offering one to one support to a number of clients who need extra assistance.

The good news is that Me2U Centre has applied to become an emergency crisis facility with 6-beds so we can look after people with dementia who are in hospital and at increased risk of contracting coronavirus.

We’ve put in our application with the CQC and we hope to be accepting patients soon.

There is also a crisis line you can call if you’re struggling – Call me, Rosie, on 07888-649-822.

My thoughts are with you all while you’re at home isolating. I hope we’ll soon be together again drinking tea in the Me2U Centre, but until then, stay safe and stay well.

Best wishes from all the Me2U Team.