Service Update during Covid

The Ely Centre

The Ely Centre, up to October 31st 2020 have reported a signficant increase in referral and service uptake amongst new and exisiting clients throughout the ongoing health pandemic.

Illustrated below is a snapshot of the main reporting figures for many of our services. It is interesting to note that annual estimates have been surpassed in relation to many of our original Health and Well Being and Welfare services. We are delighted to report also the success of our new online services, one of our adult courses reported an online attendance of over 50 members which we know could not have been accomodated in our current premises. As we progress deeper into this pandemic the need to evolve, be creative and adapt to the current situation has been displayed by the team and the membership alike and we commend all for their efforts and buying into this process with us.

Addressing essential needs in the form of food and heating remain a top priority for the Ely Centre.  We have been  privileged to have been able to support over 600 households with food/heat over the past few months and we thank our funding bodies ( VSS) and the Armed Forces Covenant Trust for supporting our projects.

As social isolation is increasingly prevalent also amongst many of our members, through funding from the AFCT we have been able to provide over 80 Grandpads and IPADS to Veterans of HM Forces to reduce social isolation and encourage online connectivity. Whilst still in progress this project is reporting superb results at addressing our project objectives.

A review on the impact of this project is currently being drafted and will be shared when completed.