The young people Roundabout supports struggled in light of COVID-19. Roundabout’s staff found it a challenge to get young people to self-isolate, especially those living in shared accommodation. It had already had a handful of young people test positive for the virus, and locating a safe space to self-isolate had proved very difficult.
LandAid’s £10,000 grant provided more self-contained accommodation for those living in a shared space. It also helped cover extra staff costs to ensure the young people living in self-contained flats will be safe at night.
This £20,000 phase two grant helped to adapt some of the original plans for the refurbishment of the group living project at 55 Glencoe Road. Ensuring Covid compliance provided a safe place for up to 14 young people every year to grow in confidence and learn the skills they need to move forward to live independently. In addition, using this grant, fob access for the front door had been adapted to reduce the need for touch.