In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we want to let you know about how Mahdlo Youth Zone will be adapting our offer to be able to continue support you and respond to the changing needs of the community.
From Friday 20th March we will be changing the way in which we organise our activities for young people to a more structured and targeted programme ensuring we continue to give young people somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.
We will work with young people every day between 12pm – 2pm as a Lunch Club, during which our members can come in, chat with staff, and grab a bite to eat. This will be by invite only.
We will also be running an evening session which will run during our usual times for Juniors and Seniors however our gym, sports hall, and other high risk areas will not be accessible. These sessions will be invite only. Only young people who have received an invite from staff will be allowed to attend. We hope this will ensure we are able to continue to provide a service to our members in a safe and structured environment.
We have been busy coming up with lots of exciting and innovative ways in which we can use our online presence and social media platforms to keep you and your family entertained with a variety of games and challenges to do at home. So please keep an eye out for these on our social channels, which are listed below.
Our Easter Holiday Club will unfortunately not be going ahead this year – however we may be running a reduced club. More info will be available soon.
Our CAD’s inclusion timetable will also not be running at this time.
Young people receiving mentoring will continue to be supported and we will be calling young people by telephone to check in with them and offer any support necessary.
In addition it is important that we play our part in supporting other members of the community who might be isolated or need additional help during this period of time. We are working closely with Oldham Council on deploying our resources to support as many people as possible during this time of need.
The health, safety and wellbeing of young people, staff, volunteers, visitors and those in the wider community is our top priority and we will continue to do what we can to support those around us.
We are incredibly grateful to everyone for their outstanding continued patience and understanding and will be updating you as the situation changes over the coming weeks.
Please feel free to contact our team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 624 0111 and let us know what we can do to help you even if it’s just to have a chat.
The Mahdlo Team