Vee’s Place, Prescot
The Covid-19 pandemic set us with the task of changing the way we operated. It was decided rather than service users attend the centre we would take our services out to them, all be it we kept the ‘drop-in service” open for individuals who had nowhere else to turn. In addition, we wanted to reduce the burdens borne by public services, particularly the health sector; the areas we focused on was a counselling service and helping people living in poverty.
The Covid-19 pandemic for us highlighted that individuals aren’t only struggling with one issue but multiple needs and a lack of access to facilities where the person is accommodated as a whole. It is wrong to box them off in convenient categories of mental health, LGBTQ+ etc.
We would like to see far more facilities ‘Open to All’ with a range of activities and services under one roof to create long-standing relationships in the community.
It is very rewarding helping individuals get their lives back on track.
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