Renaissance UK - Our response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Current Lockdown Restrictions

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As the UK began its third lockdown on 5th January 2021, The message is clear, Stay At Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives.

We want to reassure you that throughout the Lockdown, we are continuing to offer all our vital services across Lancashire, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen. We continue to offer increased and targeted support to our most vulnerable groups and to those whom are deemed at risk, shielding or self-isolating. Our support services, such as Drug and alcohol outreach, Harm reduction interventions, non-clinical sexual health support, HIV prevention and social care support and Changing Futures Project are all running with extra safety planning and risk management from our teams. Unfortunately, once again our Face to Face LGBTQ+ support groups have been suspended; however, our group facilitators and volunteers are offering regular virtual and telephone support.

Our top priority is, as always, the safety and well-being of our service users, supporters and staff at this difficult time, we have increased additional services such as telephone and virtual counselling, which you can access by calling the office on 01253 311431 or by calling your key worker directly. We are also once again delivering much needed medications, food parcels and harm reduction packs to all our service users in need and working with Blackpool Housing to ensure our street homeless and IV drug users are able to self-isolate in suitable accommodation.

We want to ensure everyone is kept informed with the latest information, therefore you will receive regular texts and phone calls from the team here at Renaissance UK, to provide you with the latest Public Health England and Government advice. We will also keep our social media pages up to date with any changes or local announcements.

Your key worker will also be staying in touch with you and ensuring you have continuity of care at this time, our office remains open for telephone support (01253 311431) and needle exchange services only, please stay safe and keep talking to us.

These are the steps we have put in place:


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