COVID-19: Our Response
Following a temporary closure of our building and youth provisions on Friday 20th March our trustees and staff team have been working hard to find ways to continue supporting our young people. Some of our face-to-face projects have paused due to social distancing requirements during lockdown, but we are still running some provision and looking at ways of delivering services online, staying in contact with young people and supporting the wider community.
We have undertaken a COVID-19 risk assessment for the organisation to identify how to maintain services and contact with young people whilst adhering to social distancing measures, keep young people, families, staff and volunteers safe and provide emergency support to the most vulnerable people we work with. We are doing the following:
- Following Government and Public Health England advice and rules to keep the young people, families and our staff and volunteers safe - especially the most vulnerable.
- Staying in touch with young people wherever possible to support them through this time.
- Looking at emergency funding opportunities to support the most vulnerable young people and families that we work with now and to ensure that YAA keeps its doors open in the long term.
- Looking at the services we provide to see how much of it we can reconfigure and deliver digitally.
We don’t know exactly when our doors will open again, but we are doing everything we can to continue to provide services wherever it is possible and safe to do so.