We are delighted to have welcomed back our JCS Wellbeing Hub to the Walton Community Care Centre. On Tuesday 20 July, seven clients returned to the Centre after over 16 months. Clients were welcomed by the JCS team, some members of the Board, a Representative from the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, local MSP Jackson Carlaw and Rabbi Rubin.
After a lot of hard work behind the scenes including thorough risk assessment, deep cleaning, replacement of furniture and training to improve infection control, our clients were delighted to return to the Centre and be reunited with friends. Clients took part in activities after a much needed catch up over coffee and cake.
Lynsey Allan, Head of Service for Community and Wellbeing said of the return to in person services, “It’s great to see our clients back at the JCS Wellbeing Hub after such a long break. The team have worked tirelessly to ensure we can bring our clients back to our in-house service safely and have even recruited volunteer drivers to help them get to and from the JCS Wellbeing Hub as safely as possible.”
During the pandemic JCS provided welfare calls, meal deliveries, essential shopping, and Jewish Telegraph deliveries, improving wellbeing and helping people remain connected to their community and culture.
Jackson Carlaw MSP attended the reopening and said, “While a fantastic job has been done delivering home support over the past year, nothing compares to the sheer joy of meeting in person again. It is a delight and pleasure to see.”