YellowBridge is part of the essential services for our community which is a large responsibility and one which we take very seriously. Our focus is to deliver these services, practicing extreme hygiene to keep both our clients and people safe, and to support our front line workers with everything they need to make this happen.
We are continuing to support our seniors in our community during self-isolation. We are pleased to be able to offer the new services of grocery shopping and delivery and medication pick-up and drop off. This complements our existing services of garden maintenance, modifications and maintenance with the focus on keeping them safe in their own homes.
Our Disability support continues to those in need and focussing on essential services. We have a large number of clients who have no family and rely on YellowBridge for care and we are committed to continue the provision of this support. Some of our clients have rightly gone home to be with families and we are continuing support remotely. This has impacted on the number of staff we require for services and unfortunately, we had to stand down 32 of our dedicated disability support workers this week. This is a temporary measure and YellowBridge is committed to re-employing these staff when the threat of the virus diminishes and our services return to normal … and they will.
Australia hasn’t reached the peak infection time yet which is expected mid-May. It is up to all of us individually and collectively to flatten this curve and all the staff at YellowBridge are digging deep, keeping positive and playing their part in actively working to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus.
We are travelling through unchartered waters but our sails are set in the right direction. Like everyone, I look forward to the day this global pandemic is behind us and we emerge a stronger community with a fresh perspective on what we love and value most.