In response to the Covid 19 Pandemic , on the 17th March services were suspended and Hibiscus Community Centre closed . We are operating a digital service to support members and clients faced with self-isolation. Practical support with shopping, and emotional support in coping with the fears and anxiety associated with Civid19 and bereavement are offered through telephone and digital platforms notably: Day Centre exercise class Zumba, Quadrill and Chair Exercise are now delivered on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday via Zoom which is also used to deliver; Lets Come Together Hibiscus Members and Guest Social Club regular end of the month social and enables Hibiscus resident organisations to continue delivering their services. Adopting to the new work from home environment has not been without its challenges. In particular: the lack of familiarity with new technology; widespread amongst the Membership and service users; the absence of suitable devices in some homes and poor connectivity. As a result the pandemic the charity is facing an unprecedented loss of income, fixed outgoings alongside setting up delivering and developing digital services require financial resources. Please support us with financial donations it will allow us to purchase essential items necessary for continued service delivery.
Dr Claudette Carr delivers the 2019 Lucel Tate Lecture