The COVID-19 virus has generated unprecedented demands that have exacerbated pre-existing operational and financial pressures in the care sector. With 13 residential homes for people with profound and multiple learning difficulties and additional complex needs, Condover College Ltd (CCL) has been no exception. The Government’s ever-changing guidance and regulations during the pandemic have created logistical issues for us, requiring speedy and innovative solutions. Visiting relatives in care homes has become a topical, emotive subject and at CCL we ensure we are doing everything we can to enable safe visiting for family , whilst maintaining a COVID safe area for our residents and staff.
During the summer months, garden visits worked well, but as autumn and the poorer weather approached, we realised that we still needed a way to facilitate visits without guests entering the homes. Therefore, we contacted Alan Corfield at Jigsaw Marquees Ltd, and he has done a fantastic job at supplying garden gazebos to our homes around the county. He installed heaters, lighting, and flooring where required and when the guidance on “visiting pods” changed again recently, he quickly created a solution so visits could go ahead again. The feedback we have received from our team and resident’s families has been incredibly positive. Fortunately, this has allowed visits to continue during these difficult and unprecedented times we have all faced. We are extremely grateful to Alan and Jigsaw Marquees for their help and support.
“In what has been a very difficult year for the events industry, it’s been brilliant to assist CCL and their lovely residents with this project. It’s great to know that we’ve enabled them to continue family visits in a safe, dry and COVID secure environment. ” Alan Corfield.