Coronavirus policy at our residential sites
The Covid-19 situation, at national level, is ever-changing and our first concern is always for the safety of our residents and employees.
As you will be aware, the Government recently relaxed restrictions to enable people living on their own to develop a ‘support bubble’, which consists of that single person and one other household (comprising any number of people). This came into force on 13th June and the guidance for what constitutes a support bubble is as follows:
- Only people who live on their own may initiate the forming of a support bubble
- It is not an option for people who are shielding
- You may only form a support bubble with one other household
- You are able to be inside the house
While we are delighted that the government has introduced this measure, we respectfully ask that any of our residents wishing to form support bubbles, should do so in the visiting family member/friend’s homes and not within a St John’s apartment. We have several residents who are shielded and so it would be inappropriate for us to allow people to bring multiple guests onto either of our sites.
With regard to the wider population, people are also now able to host family and friends in their gardens, while practicing social distancing. Again, while the majority of our residents do live alone, we cannot sanction external visitors to our communal gardens as these are shared by many households.
These measures are in place to protect our residents, and care staff and we ask for your support and co-operation in the matter.
St John’s offers quality almshouse apartments based in the centre of Bath and Combe Park, adjacent to the RUH.
We currently have 96 almshouse apartments, creating a community, which supports and empowers people to be independent.
Independent Living Service
Our Independent Living Service is a person-centred service providing quality care and support which steps in when individuals need support to remain as independent as possible.
Being independent gives people a feeling of purpose and self-worth. Without independence, life can become meaningless. How many times have you heard someone say, ‘I don’t want to be a burden’?
The service is regulated under the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and is rated ‘good’.
- Care and support
- Welfare support when you need it, we step away when you don’t
- Safe discharge from hospital offering support to promote a return to health
- Support with housekeeping
- Housing support and maintenance of your home
- Opportunities for leisure, learning and personal fulfilment.
- Respect of your individuality.