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To all the people we support, families, guardians and carers

18 Dec 2020

Chief Executive Update Christmas 20202020 has undoubtedly been a challenging year but particularly for those of us who have loved ones who need additional care and support. Restrictions on visits and contact, coupled with additional necessary safety measures, and the constant worry about the vulnerable health of those we love, has all added to the stresses we’re all feeling as a result of the pandemic.

Here at Cornerstone we’re proud of how all our colleagues have continued to provide the highest quality care and support despite the significant challenges they’ve faced. By continuing to plan throughout the pandemic and by following all the government guidelines, we have managed to ensure that both the people we support and those who support them have been kept as safe and well as possible. 

As we’re coming to the end of 2020 it does seem that there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel.  With the roll out of the vaccine commencing, I’m reassured to know that the people we support and our staff are being treated as a priority, as rightly they should. We will be encouraging all our staff team to take the vaccine.

Until then and as the festive season approaches, I would urge you to continue to liaise closely and in collaboration with your local Cornerstone team. By adhering to local guidance and keeping physical distancing and protections in place, together we will do all that we can to keep loved ones safe and well this Christmas.  The Scottish Government website provides helpful and up to date information for the festive period at  www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-festive-period/

As a final note of the year, I want to thank not only all my hard working colleagues but also all the parents, guardians and carers of the people we support for their patience and forbearance during what has been the most difficult of times.

Wishing you all the most peaceful of Christmases and a brighter New Year.

Kindest wishes,

Hazel Brown,

Chief Executive