We want to update everyone on the impact of the coronavirus situation on our work and services.
The health and well-being of our members, volunteers and staff are always our first priority so we have taken the following measures in suspending all of our clubs, activity groups and face-to-face community support services until further notice.
We have also closed all of our regional charity shops (Christchurch, Ferndown, Southbourne and Parkstone). All shops will be displaying posters explaining our position, with accompanying phone numbers for all points of contact whilst they are closed. If you have any donations for the shops, we would ask that you please hold on to them if you can until we re-open. Support from the community is vital for us to keep going as a charity and we value this immensely
Our office remains open until further notice and through the office and our community support workers we are continuing to offer telephone support, information, advice and guidance. We are also organising to make as many calls to our members as possible, just so people hear a friendly voice and know that we still care very much about them.
We are continuing to monitor the situation and promise to resume all our activities and normal services as soon as it is safe to do so. In the interim, we will still be displaying updates, stories and information on our social media sites, notably Facebook, for you to keep up with all DBA goings-on and announcements.
We hope that everyone manages to keep safe and well during these difficult and challenging times.