Generous grants helps to buy tablets for the people we support in Clitheroe

February 2021

Our Rock Mount service combines accommodation with varying levels of care and support, giving people living with mental health conditions who need extra support a place of their own and a real sense of independence.

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Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund awarded the service with a grant of £500 to buy tablets for the people we support in Clitheroe who live at the service.

Before the pandemic, our team of staff and tenants would get together every Wednesday for a lunch club to teach tenants life skills such as cooking, cleaning and food hygiene. There are also other Making Space services close by and on a Saturday, they would all get together for a meal. Due to the restrictions, these activities have not been able to take place to ensure everyone’s safety. Therefore, it's been vital to the team to find alternative ways for the people we support to socialise with each other.

The tablets will allow the people we support to meet up for virtual meals, classes and activities.

Team Leader, Corinne Riley, was thrilled to receive the grant. She said: "It’s absolutely fantastic news. We’re very aware of the risks of loneliness and isolation at present. For some, there can also be a fear of re-joining the community in the future. The tablets will build the confidence, reduce any feeling of loneliness and increase the general wellbeing of the people we support’.

"We can’t wait to hear about the many classes and activities the people at Rock Mount will be taking part in now."

Thanks again to Duchy of Lancaster for their support.

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