More client visits from August

The last 4 months has been difficult having to cancel seeing clients during the pandemic. Despite delivering shopping and calling some clients, this has not been applicable for most people depending on their personal circumstances.

However, from next week I will be starting to see more clients again maintaining all social distancing measures and precautions. I am looking forwards to seeing my old friends again and being able to catch up on what has happened with them over the last few months.

If you are thinking of getting in touch to discuss possible visits please do so. I look forward to hearing from you.

Further easing of lock down measures

At the end of July those self-isolating (over 70’s and those with health conditions) can start to see people in groups of 6, initially this is outside only. People can also be part of a bubble with one other family group going into their house and visa versa. At least it’s a step forward for those who have been missing their family or friends. I’m sure it won’t be too much longer that people will be allowed 1 visitor inside as long as distancing is maintained. We will have to wait for that announcement.

Easing of lock down measures

Last week the lock down restrictions for those shielding (over 70’s and those with health issues) started to be relaxed allowing people to meet one other person outside their household for walks (socially distanced). I have been able to review my client list to see who would fall into this category and have started to contact people who might like to meet up for a local walk and some face to face company. It has been nice to see people in person again rather than just speaking to them on the phone.

I am sure in due course more guidelines will be issued to enable people to move around more freely, but until then lets keep safe and enjoy some limited freedom.

Pen Pals?

Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (SCCCC) have set up a pen pal scheme during the Coronavirus lock down to support people that are isolated.

I think its a great idea to start writing letters again to those we love and miss, or to someone we don’t know to brighten their day. After all you can read a letter over and over, whereas a phone call finishes and that’s an end to it. I have done my first letter.

Letters can be posted to:

Pen Pal Scheme – SCCCC Unit 19, President Buildings, Saville Street East, Sheffield S4 7UQ.

Why not give it a go?

Getting Used to Lock-down?

This is the fourth week of lock-down. It has been a surreal time for most people getting used to being at home most of the time. I can’t help but think of the number of people, for whom this is normal life being restricted to going out either by age or disability of some sort. I think we do adapt to a quieter life style once we have had to live it for a while, but sometimes its the loneliness that takes over our thoughts.

There is no substitute for physically being with someone and talking to them and seeing their facial expressions, but at least with modern technology there is Skype ad Zoom to connect people. For those without modern technology the good old fashioned phone call can at least keep you connected with friends and family.

Many people however, are on their own without people to support them, and that is when Treasured Time can step in and be the friend at the end of the phone, and in due course when the lock-down is lifted we can meet in person and strengthen our connection. So don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give me a call.