Relocation

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Due to the location and size of the Mid Dorset Mencap charity shop, we are in no position to reopen the facility to comply with regulations.

by Mervyn Harris in Dorchester, England, United Kingdom

The problem:- Due to the location and size of
the Mid Dorset Mencap charity shop, we are in no position to reopen the
facility to comply with Government guidelines, particularly with
providing services for our people, because we will not be compliant to
operate in a safe environment we will have to close the facility. The
Trustees and Committee of the group are therefore seeking to raise funds
to locate to another suitable location in the town center of Dorchester.
Before the shop was forced to close we provided opportunities for groups
of people with learning difficulties and those with special needs to
attend the shop, the groups who used to attend consisted of Monday's and
Tuesday's clients from the Weymouth area who attended as volunteers with
there own care provider to supervise and support, on Wednesday's and
Thursday's the groups who attended were from the local community who
paid a small daily subscription to cover the cost of the professional
manager/volunteer, the other opening days the facility was supported by
volunteers. We also provide opportunities for clients to attend "Arts
and Self Expression" sessions on a monthly basis, this has been funded
by a small Lottery Grant and Grants from local fundraising. It has been
widely acknowledged that if the service that is provided by Mid Dorset
Mencap was not to resume this would have a dramatic effect on the people
who attend the shop and those who attend the Arts and Self Expression
sessions, we know that those who attend the shop have taken "Ownership"
for the facility and gain a great deal of self-satisfaction from
attending the shop, we have been very successful in providing courses
for those who attend our shop facility over 4 days a week by offering
“ASDEN” “Rewarding Achievement Awards” in Retail

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