3rd June:Coronavirus (COVID-19)
I don’t know about you, but it feels like we’ve turned a mini-corner with regards to overcoming this very strange situation, but we must not forget that there’s still plenty of work left to do. We must all stick to the rules, remain alert, and stay safe for now.
We are all very busy and beavering away behind the scenes to get everything ready to make sure we are fully prepared for when the time does come to re-open the services……and ready we shall be, have no fear!!
So hang in there folks!! We will be together again 🙂
26th May:Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We hope you all had a lovely and relaxing Bank Holiday weekend.
We’re back, we’re refreshed, energised and positive about what the future holds 🙂
We’ll be together again soon!!
20th May:Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Good afternoon all, we hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather
Just a quick update to say that as our staff have been working so hard (and pretty much non-stop!!) since this situation began…….this coming Monday 25th May (Bank Holiday) we will all be having a well deserved rest.
This means that there will be no Zoom sessions (including end of day chats) on this day.
We will be back to normal the following day- Tuesday 26th May, and thereafter. So we will see you all then.
Thanks everyone- enjoy the sun!!
14th May:Coronavirus (COVID-19)
From today, all individuals should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or anosmia.
Anosmia is the loss of or a change in your normal sense of smell. It can also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked.
The individual’s households should also self-isolate for 14 days as per the current guidelines and the individual should stay at home for 7 days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell.
14th May:Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Morning everyone 🌤. Just wanted to check in with you all and to let you know that we are all thinking of everyone at home managing your individual situations, while we manage ours. The length of time we have been living this ‘new normal’, combined with thoughts and plans of how to emerge safely from it, are causing challenge and excitement. We are doing all we can to plan a safe and gradual return. We feel confident that if we work together we will be able to offer meaningful days to people, while taking care of those not able to come back to service yet. If there’s anything you’d like to talk to me about please make contact anytime ☺️
7th May:Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Hi Everyone, we have started to think about our return and like you are waiting for Sunday’s update to hopefully give us a clue as to when this might be. We just wanted to reassure you that there will not be any immediate radical changes based on whatever the update is, but we will take our time to digest the information and make gradual progress towards reopening when the time is right.
So, on that note- hopefully you have all received a Questionnaire to fill in by now, if you could please fill it in and return to us by the cut off date of Monday 11th May that would be great. If those of you that have received a questionnaire could do the same that would be very much appreciated. That way we can start to plan around the different scenarios.
If you cannot print it out or are struggling to fill it in then you can always send me the your answers in an email to:
A big thank you to those of you who have sent your answers already.
Thanks all- together we make sure our return is as smooth and safe as possible
28th April:Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We hope you are all hanging in there 🙂
To help you along we thought it would be nice to share some of the lovely feedback we have have been receiving. It has certainly kept us going and smiling throughout:
Thank you for your kind words- it’s nice to know that we are still maintaining the special bond with our guys! Keep going and hopefully we will see you all again very soon.
21st April:Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We’re still here and working hard behind the scenes to support service users and parents/carers the best as we possibly can at this moment in time. We have a fantastic timetable of Zoom sessions running throughout the week, we are keeping in contact with people in a variety of ways- phone calls, texts, Facebook, emails, video messages, letters, delivering resources/medication/shopping and in some cases home visits.
If you are a service user or a parent/carer of a service user and you are not yet involved with the Zoom sessions or the WDSL social contact groups and would like to be- just comment here and we’ll point you in the right direction. You can also comment here for any other questions you may have.
Thanks everyone- stay safe, positive & well and we’ll see you all soon 🙂
1st April: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
If you usually pay for your day service by cheque- please be aware that there is likely to be a long delay until these are cashed.
If you can pay via bank transfer, this would be our preferable method at the moment. Our bank details can be found on your invoice and please use your initials and invoice number as the reference.
If you have any urgent queries, please contact Jemma at:
Thank you and stay well
30th March: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As it stands all of our services are still temporarily closed but we are busy working behind the scenes to remain in contact with our guys and support them as much as we possibly can. For more information on how we are doing this please see our news updates.
We hope everyone is doing ok and keeping safe, and we’ll see you soon 🙂
23th March: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We are sad to announce that following the statement made this evening by the Prime Minister, we will be temporarily closed with immediate effect.
We will miss you all terribly but now must strictly follow advice. If you have concerns you can still phone us and we will do our best to help and support you.
We are planning activities online and will as always, do our very best to support you and each other. We already can’t wait to see you as soon as possible. Please keep in touch but most of all, stay safe.
23th March: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Good afternoon all,
We are still here and continuing to support the service users who are still attending because they have a social care need. We are assessing daily (and hourly to be honest!!) the safety of continuing our services and by now all parents and carers will have had a phone-call to keep them abreast of the ever changing situation (if you haven’t received a call yet, you will soon).
If there are any major developments we will of-course update you all asap.
Thanks everyone and stay safe.
20th March: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Similar message to yesterday really:
***All of our services are all still open as normal
***Our staff are officially classed as Key Workers according to the Government list…..which lets face it- we all knew anyway 🙂
***We will continue to remain open until we hear otherwise and assist those parents and carers who rely on us to care for their loved ones whilst they attempt to maintain some sort of usual routine. By remaining open those parents and carers can continue to work and/or receive much needed respite.
Lastly we would like to say a big thank you to all of our staff who in the face of uncertainty continue to come into work everyday. It’s an unsettling time for many, but we will get through it together.
Thank you all for your support
19th March: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Good morning all,
Just an update from us regarding yesterday’s news:
We will be watching any new developments throughout the day and we’ll look to add any further updates via our website and Facebook etc.
Thanks all, stay safe
17th March: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Good afternoon all,
First of all, all of our services are still open and we are committed to providing a safe service for everyone until we are advised otherwise.
We are following latest guidance and asking everyone else to do the same when it comes to symptoms:
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
Please click on the link below for further information about self-isolating and staying at home:
If anybody comes into a service with symptoms or develops symptoms throughout the day they will be expected to go home and self-isolate straight away.
We are also adhering to the social distancing guidelines as much as we can by changing our timetables and ensuring we are not gathering with large groups of people:
Thanks everyone, keep up the good hygiene and keep yourselves safe.
16th March: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Just a little reminder that everyone should be following the Government guidelines on what to do if you or someone you care for develops the following symptoms:
You, or whoever you care for should self isolate (stay at home) for 7 days if these symptoms occur, however mild they are. You should not visit your doctors surgery, pharmacy or hospital and you do not need to contact 111 to tell them you are staying home.
If your symptoms worsen during/after isolation contact NHS 111 online (or call 111 if you don’t have internet access). For medical emergencies call 999.
We ask that you please keep us up to date with any developments and if you/someone you care for will be self-isolating, and we will endeavour to keep you up to date with any developments our end.
Stay safe everyone and keep washing those hands.
13th March: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Good Morning everyone,
After the Government’s Cobra meeting yesterday we just wanted to give you an update and say that at the moment there are no significant changes that will be affecting us.
That’s about it at the moment. We shall keep you posted if anything changes and in the meantime enjoy your weekend.
11th March: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
I am writing to inform you of the steps that we are taking as an organisation to keep you and our staff safe from the Coronavirus. We ask that you and those who support you work with us to ensure good personal hygiene is maintained in our centres.
What Windward Day Services is doing:
What we are asking members of WDSL staff to do:
What we ask service users to do:
What we ask parents/carers to do:
We will update our website when any advice or information changes.
Further advice can be found at:
You can use the 111 checker if you have concerns: