Charter House Resource Centre
The Charter House Resource Centre, based in Burnley, provides services to people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or sensory needs, as well as their families and carers by running day care facilities, children’s contact sessions and sensory sessions. It also offers a range of activities for older people and those with dementia.
Before the pandemic, the organisation supported individuals by travelling to people’s homes to carry out welfare checks, deliver cooked meals, and supply packed lunches to any children in the local area who would otherwise go without.
Funding from the NET Coronavirus Appeal, through the Lancashire Community Foundation, has enabled the continuation of the Centre’s support by providing food, travel, packaging and cleaning products so that the most vulnerable people in the community continue to receive support. Before the crisis, the Centre provided around 60 meals per week but now it is cooking and delivering more than 700 meals every week.
Jason Smith, Managing Director at Charter House Activity Centre, said: “Through our staff team and the help of our fantastic drivers we now deliver meals to vulnerable people’s doorsteps. Sometimes the people that we support don’t see another person, only us, for days.”