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Resumption and Reconfiguration of Services – August 2020 


We are pleased that a lot of progress has been made in recent times and we would like to highlight the work going on across Cope Foundation as we resume services. It should be noted that this work is based on public health guidance with oversight provided by the resumption and reconfiguration group. 


We ask for your patience and understanding as we communicate these plans to those directly affected over the coming days and weeks. Our goal is to provide more certainty. We are doing everything we possibly can to provide the best and safest service to people we support.  


Our ability to resume and/or reconfigure services is based on the current picture around transmission of the virus and is always subject to review as things change.  


Day Services, Community Hubs and Supports. 

  • Each person and /or their family will have a communicated plan by August 17th around the level and type of service they will receive in September. This will be reviewed regularly as the situation progresses. 

  • Partial resumption of 9 day service locations. 

  • 340 individuals are currently receiving outreach supports.  

  • Plans around the development of new community hubs are currently underway. 


Our Residential Locations 

  • Family visits were re-established at the end of June. 

  • Home visits commenced at the end of July on a person by person, planned basis and in adherence with  guidelines. 

  • Plans for the partial reopening of 2 pilot 5-day residences at the end of August 2020. 


Children’s Services 

  • Assessments and interventions for children are due to partially resume in August 2020. 

  • A plan for children’s respite has been developed and will be put in place by 21st September  

  • Home share has re-commenced  


Please contact your local service manager if you have particular concerns or needs and we will do our absolute best to support you.