Greenway Women’s Centre Update

To all Service Users, Volunteers, Parents/Carers

In light of the recent NI Executive statement, it is with regret we are going to postpone our Enrolment Week and commencement of face to face classes until further notice. We anticipate that this postponement of face to face services will be lifted on or around the half term break (15th February), but as things are changing once again at a rapid pace we ask that you continue to check our Facebook page and website for updates.

If you require childcare and are attending a class:

We will once again commence our online support and classes as we did back in the previous lockdown. From Monday 11th January the Training Officer will be facilitating the Women’s Empowerment class from 10am – 11.30am Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays via Zoom. An additional Zoom class will be facilitated Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the Maternal Mental Health class, from 11.45am – 1.00pm. The Training Officer will be in touch directly with the course participants who are already booked into these classes from last term.

Please Note: You may only bring your child to day care on the days that these classes are taking place and you must attend the Zoom session in order to qualify for this childcare. No other additional childcare days will be available.

At the moment we have not had any confirmation from any outside facilitator of when or if they intend to run their class online. If we receive any further information we will pass this on immediately.

If you require childcare and do not attend a class:

With the NI Executive issuing the clear Stay at Home message, we are asking parents to consider the risks of sending your child to day care unless it is really necessary. We are currently following advice that childcare should remain open and is currently not restricted to Key Workers and vulnerable children only, as it was back in Spring, however we feel that it is important that parents/carers have as much information as possible to make an informed decision on whether or not to access the day care.

Please Note: Parents will not be charged for the days that they chose not to send their children.

Please contact Greenway’s Childcare Manager, Joanne Leetch, with any queries relating to childcare.

Due to high levels of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in the community the NI Executive has issued a strict Stay at Home message which will shortly come into law. We therefore ask our services users to take extra care when considering reasons for leaving their home.

As before, we will continue to provide Family Support and advice Monday – Friday and our virtual services such as Wellbeing videos and Natter Matters sessions will continue online.

Support from Greenway Women’s Centre is available via email and phone, Monday to Friday.

You can contact Greenway staff by email:

Or, alternatively, you can reach us by telephone on 028 9079 9912.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for Greenway updates:

www.facebook.com/GreenwayWomensCentre

For further information on COVID-19 please check the Public Health Authority’s website:

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net

Thank you once again for your ongoing support.

Lindsay Cooper, Centre Manager

Check out the Greenway Women’s Centre Virtual Programme:
Greenway Family Support Services

Greenway Women’s Centre Family Support Services are available each weekday between 10am and 1.30pm.

For more information please contact Greenway’s Centre Manager, Lindsay Cooper.

Telephone: 028 9079 9912

Email: manager@greenwaywomenscentre.org

Greenway Women’s Centre Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Policy

We must be mindful of the risk that Covid-19 (Coronavirus) still presents in our community. Within Greenway Women’s Centre we provide a wide range of services for many different groups so in order to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19 (Coronavirus) as much as possible and to ensure the health and safety of everyone at Greenway we have implemented some extra measures that we ask all service users to follow within the Centre. These measures roughly correspond with those most of us will have already experienced when shopping and they are clearly signposted throughout the building. Greenway Women’s Group have also implemented enhanced cleaning protocols covering all communal areas, classrooms and offices, including hourly disinfecting of all handles, doors, light switches and other frequently touched surfaces.

  • Wash your hands well and often
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • If you are able to wear a face covering/mask please do so
  • Limit close contact with others as much as possible
  • Please do not come to the Centre if you are unwell or have been told to self-isolate

Please be mindful that there may be service users, staff or volunteers within Greenway Women’s Centre who are particularly vulnerable to infection.

Greenway Women’s Group