From Monday, 16 November RISE SW11 is returning to St Michael's to provide an outreach service to the surrounding area. We have secured a grant from Standard Life and will be providing free lunches while the lockdown is on and we will see how long we can make the grant last. Lisa will be leading the team and they will be providing lunches and delivering supply bags or boxes to those in their area. The menu for November is Menu November 2020
Laurie will be our regular Chef in Battersea and will be providing lunches 5 days a week. If you know of someone who would benefit from our service, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our volunteers will deliver to people in their own area and we are looking forward to getting the support of local shops and businesses within the area. This is a trial to see how it works and whether we can sustain working in two different sites. We hope very much that some time next Spring we will be able to open again for members to attend. During the crisis we have delivered 16932 individual support services to 403 people up to the end of October and we are expecting some of our new referrals to attend our Day Services when we are open. If you would like to refer anyone to us, please do contact RISE SW11 on 020 7228 0245.
We are looking forward to using our new Dementia-friendly minibus in the future as we have adapted our bus with a screen informing members of the date, where they are going, what is for lunch along with photos of staff and this is very helpful to all those travelling on the bus. We have birds and butterflies on the windows and the skylight as well as bright headrests, cushions and lights around the top. We also launched our Magic Table and were grateful to all those who attended.