Charter House Actvity Centre, Burnley

Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the Centre has seen over a tenfold increase in demand and is delivering more than 700 meals to people with learning and physical disabilities every week.

The Charter House Activity Centre was originally set up to provide services to people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or sensory needs – as well as their families and carers. Before coronavirus, it provided much-needed day care facilities, children’s contact sessions and sensory sessions.

Demand for support from the local Burnley community has rocketed – before the crisis the Centre provided around 60 meals per week but now it is cooking and delivering over 700 meals every week.

Although the Centre has been able to meet demand so far, its staff are worried about the future challenges and financial uncertainty.
The funds awarded by the National Emergencies Trust are going towards food, travel, packaging and cleaning products – so that the most vulnerable people in the Centre’s community can continue to receive support.

A Centre spokesperson said;

Through our staff team and the help of our fantastic drivers we now deliver meals to vulnerable people's doorsteps. Sometimes the people that we support don’t see another person, only us for days. We very much appreciate the receive funding from The National Emergencies Trust – it means we can continue to provide support to those who most need.”

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