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Service During COVID-19

Due to the impact of COVID-19, services provided at Walthew House have ceased. However, we have adapted existing services and created new ones to reduce isolation for people in Stockport with a sight or hearing loss.

We are currently offering:

  • Regular social calls with over 60 service users
  • Delivering essentials (shopping, prescriptions, hearing aid batteries etc.)
  • Delivering ‘Keep Busy’ care packages and treats from us to service users. Packages can include Braille and tactile board games; large-print word searches, crosswords, word-fit and sudoku; jigsaws; colouring sheets; books; chocolates; fruit; and everything in between!
  • Liaising with Stockport Library to deliver talking books
  • A weekly bulletin in accessible formats with a range of national and local information of interest
  • Creating a weekly audio quiz for Stockport Talking Newspaper
  • Tech 1-2-1 – remote support with technology
  • Telephone emotional support from specialist counsellors
  • Walk My Way – one to one, socially distant guided walks with long cane users who would otherwise not be able to get out and exercise
  • Pilates – accessible pilates class distributed on our website, social media and Stockport Talking Newspaper
  • Chair-based exercise – to replace our well-loved usual Monday class. Sessions are in partnership with Life Leisure and are posted on our website (below), social media, on Stockport Talking Newspaper and sent out to people directly
  • Continuing to offer services in our resource centre and on our help desk

… and more in the pipeline. If you have any suggestions for services that we could offer please do let us know.