The Easing of Lockdown

We would like to update you on our current response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the easing of lockdown.

Our activities

Since March 2020 the Stuart Low Trust has suspended all face to face activities.  As a result, w e started delivering our activities differently. SLT’s Philosophy Forum first  trialled  Zoom. Then other activities were rolled out virtually, e.g. Choir and Saturday workshops including half hour Mindfulness videos, so participants have tools at home to support their mental health.

Technology has been carefully researched in order to use what we believe to be the safest platforms for participants. A Technology Safety Statement and Technology Guidelines for participants were produced.

We have also sent our postal mailings with a list of support services that our participants can access, a  questionnaire  about what they need and an update on our services.

Easing of social distancing

The government has recently announced an easing of its social distancing measures. We know that people may have a range of feelings about these changes. We  recognise  that some people may feel worried about going out or may not want to make plans  just yet . Some members of the Stuart Low Trust may have lost people they know during this time and are grieving.  Others may have had Coronavirus (COVID-19)  and are still recovering from its after effects .

We know some members of the Stuart Low Trust community may want to take time to re-engage with the  organisation . We want those people to know that that is fine; don’t worry about feeling like others are making plans or that you might be left out. Stuart Low Trust will be here, delivering virtual activities until  we feel  it is safe to return to face to face activities.

Listening and understanding our  members  feelings

We take the health, wellbeing and safety of our participants, volunteers and staff extremely seriously. Stuart Low Trust is adhering to government guidelines and is communicating with our delivery partners regularly. We are  presently  developing an understanding of  the steps  that  may  need to be taken in order to move towards re-opening our activities.

We would like to hear from our participants to find their thoughts on our return to face-to-face activities. In particular, we want to know about what we can do to make people feel more comfortable and less anxious about attending our activities.

Members of the Stuart Low Trust community can share their views here:

We will be consult ing  with our staff and volunteers so that we can  also  understand their feelings about a return to face to face delivery. Once we have completed this period of listening, we can  begin to  plan a way forward.  This process  may  take  some  time and we will update you with the latest developments.

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