Tough times and positive attitudes
“Inevitably, there were some cases of coronavirus and very sadly people at Certitude and Yarrow died. It has been a sad and distressing time, but support teams say they generally felt safe and people we support have shown emotional resilience.”
Stay busy and connected
As the reality of lockdown settled in, everyone kept busy, entertained and connected with their friends and family. One of our houses in Hammersmith ‘rocked lockdown’, taking advantage of the amazing springtime weather to organise arts and crafts, DIY, story writing, and, of course, barbeques in the garden.
People living in a house in Islington focused on the power and importance of friendship, thinking of friends, family and neighbours who stayed connected with them in lockdown.
Meanwhile, at a house in Fulham sumptuous afternoon teas became a regular weekly feature, while in Kensington and Chelsea, people made use of the time by honing their cookery skills.
All over London throughout lockdown, people have thrived; coming up with creative ideas and activities, while being supported to explore new skills, stay connected and enjoy the sunshine while staying safe.