26th June

 

Re-opening Plans Update

We appreciate people are biting at the bit  at the moment to get out and about now lockdown is easing, so we thought we would bring you up to date about what’s happening at Chislett.  At the moment we are making changes in the Centre in  line with Government Guidelines in response to Covid-19,  in other words, making it  a safe  place for you and KPCP Staff to be in.

 

We are hoping to open early September. It isn’t going to be  exactly business as usual, however, in so far as it is  possible, we are hoping to begin with some small groups and activities at various times throughout the week.  In the meantime, do enjoy the lovely weather we are having, we  will be in touch again nearer the time of opening to give you an update and more information.

 

 

3rd June

 

Lockdown Blues - a poem by Ron Town

Lockdown Blues

 

Stay at home and keep safe we were told at the end of March this year

And for the first time in my lifetime there are pubs with no beer.

Social isolation and Lockdown are the buzz words today

Kids stay in the garden and don’t go out to play

After years of meetings and activity I’m glad for the rest

I’ll make things in my workshop which is what I do best

I’ll paint a few pictures and watch a film or two

I’ll have food delivered to our house and not have to queue.

I’ll stay at home like Boris said and do all the things I’ve missed

But on the second day of lockdown my wife produced a list.

Build a trellis to support the raspberry canes and make it good and strong

If you think that you are doing nowt for months I assure you that you’re wrong

 

I got out my saw and hammer and built that blooming fence that day

But as a retired joiner my wife refused to pay

I have the next few days for my hobbies, now that I’m free at last.

You’ll paint the fence tomorrow, your leisure days have passed.

At the weekend I feigned a backache and she gave me two days off

And on Monday it was a sore throat and an imaginary cough

But after over forty years of marriage she could read me like a book

You get on with building that stone wall Ron or I’ll refuse to cook.

This has gone on throughout the lockdown but I’ll give my wife her due

I’ve had time off for good behaviour, well just a day or two.

Now by week ten things have got better and many jobs are done

And we have started having walks together and having lots of fun.

 

I’ve got out my paints and easel and life’s not too bad at all

If you want to paint that badly, said my wife, you can paint that bedroom wall.

And one wall led to another until I was about to faint

And then a miracle happened and I ran out of paint.

No more jobs for me I said with all the force that I could muster

I know we’ve run out of paint she said so here’s some polish and a duster

I mustn’t complain too much you see for I am feeling fine

Now I know how Howard felt on the last of the Summer Wine

I polished and I scrubbed and the house could not be cleaner

But Howard escaped for an hour or two to be with Marina

I might have exaggerated slightly and I have time for my self

I’ve just tidied my workshop, sharpened all my tools and put my screws upon a shelf

 

Ron Town in Lockdown

June 1st 2020

 

 

14th May

 

A Thank You to Morrison's 

 

We would like to say a big thank you to Morrison's Supermarkets for their generosity in providing the special food parcels to vulnerable people on our Shopping Project yesterday. They were delighted. A big thank you to those on the phones taking orders, pickers, and delivers staff who go out of their way to make sure people have what they need to keep them in good spirits foodwise over the week. This is so important and it is greatly appreciated.

 

 

29th April

 

An update on what we are currently doing while we can’t be together.

 

Our new community Covid 19 response project working alongside Rotherham MBC, NHS Social Prescribing Service, schools and other local groups is up, running and going really well. Activities so far have included shopping, signposting, telephone support, information and advice, for people who are particularly vulnerable and isolated.

We have met with some lovely people so far and Its a real pleasure to be able to get food and support out to people who are keeping safe in isolation.

One of these people so far has been a lovely lady who’s having her 90th birthday this week. As she is unable to have the big family party that had previously been planned so on behalf of the local community we have dropped her off a card and little birthday cake with her shopping.

All of our workers and volunteers have been doing a fantastic job and all eager to continue.

 

 

31st March

 

An update on what we are currently doing while we can’t be together.

 

All of our many different projects and groups are being contacted regularly to check everyone is ok and find out what people are doing. We're using WhatsApp, Phone calls, Zoom, Facetime and Facebook.

 

There are also a number of Facebook groups that people have kindly set up and are hosting which are very active, helpful, useful and fun, so many thanks for the people who are doing this, supporting people and sharing ideas.

 

We are working on ways in which we can offer more help in the coming weeks for people who are particularly isolated or vulnerable so we will be asking you if you are able to identify anyone who fits this bill. We will let you know when we have more details of this.

 

Until things return to normal life please be assured that we are still here and continuing to help the people who already use our services.

 

Sending love and best wishes from all of us at Chislett and KPCP take care and stay safe.

 

 

17th March

Groups Suspended

In light of the current situation regarding the corona virus (covid 19) and the latest government guidlines it is with regret that we have to close all our groups until further notice.

We appreciate that this will be difficult for some but hope that people will look after yourselves, each other and our neighbours.

We are working on ways of continuing to support people where most needed. We will be in touch and update you as and when information becomes available.

Thank you for your understanding
Stay safe

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