The Westminster Society continues to provide essential services for people with learning disabilities across London 24 hours per day and 7 days a week.
In this current crisis we have implemented our Business Continuity and Emergency Response Plans, to ensure we are able to take a proactive and responsive approach to managing and reducing risks to the people we support, their families and our staff.
We are following the advice of the Government and Public Health England in relation to our accommodation based services and are working closely with our partners within health and social services to ensure a coordinated approach to meeting the demands of the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are providing regular updates to staff and commissioners to ensure we are sharing the most up to date information within this ever changing environment.
Gabby Machell, CEO
The Westminster Society is calling for health equality for people with learning disabilities to ensure they have access to regular Covid-19 testing, and that vaccines are made available on an equitable basis alongside people living in elderly and nursing care facilities.
Our CEO has written to Helen Whately Minister of State for Social Care asking for a change in policy – please see her letter here.Read the letter to Helen Whately