CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT

Beeston Community Resource CIO

POSITION STATEMENT

Our response to the coronavirus pandemic

BCR’s core mission is to promote good mental health and support those who have lived
experience of mental illness or distress. Many people depend on us for such support. Our trustees
and staff are resolved that we will remain active and available to support those who depend on
us.
We are currently facing a global public health emergency. Consequently, current government advice
and BCR’s duty of care to its service users and the wider public mean that we can no longer maintain
normal services.
Due to the public health necessity for people to avoid meeting in groups at close quarters, the
majority of our room hire bookings have been cancelled, and it is with regret and reluctance that,
until further notice, we are suspending our MindSet programme and closing the café at Middle
Street to the public. Visits to the premises will also be limited and can only be accommodated by
prior staff arrangement in exceptional circumstances, with specific reason, and under safely
controlled conditions.
In adapting our activities to this unprecedented situation, our priority is to promote the safety and
welfare of staff and users of our services. Initially we are putting in place arrangements to
 Maintain a daytime staff presence in the Centre, with a rota system for staff;
 Offer such elements of our mental health support service as remain feasible and safe;
 Provide telephone access to one-to-one support for vulnerable clients;
 Maintain our garden and gardening activities.
We are also investigating the feasibility providing of other outreach support for vulnerable people,
especially those confined to their homes, such as the delivery of food and necessaries.
We will keep all our activities under constant review so that we can react quickly to changing
circumstances, and we will issue further statements as necessary to keep people informed of our
situation.
Our existing staff will work flexibly in applying their existing skills to these new circumstances.
We will maintain contact with statutory and other agencies with a view to co-ordinating services and
enabling us to signpost people to available assistance.
Financially, the immediate consequence of public health measures is the loss of effectively all
revenue from our café and room hire operations. We will not let this deter us from fulfilling our core
aims and objects as a charity. Nevertheless, we may be constrained, particularly in the medium
term, unless we have assistance in bridging an otherwise inevitable gap between income and
expenditure. Any new grants or donations, however small, will be much appreciated.
Finally, we wish to make it clear that we will at all times comply with all legal requirements and respect all clear Government advice.

Middle Street Resource Centre, 74 Middle Street, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2AR
0115 9252516 email admin@beeston-community-resource.org

Middle Street Resource Centre (MSRC) provides support for people with lived experience of Mental Health issues.

We are based in Beeston and cover the Greater Nottingham and surrounding areas.

We have two main Support Groups – MindSet Programme and Next Step Network. 

Professionally managed with support from Volunteers, MSRC facilitates the provision of Mental Health wellbeing . MSRC is managed by Beeston Community Resource CIO.(Registered charity number 1160885).

Funding

We are partly funded by Beeston Consolidated Charity and People’s Health Trust.  We are looking for other major Sponsors to continue our Charity

 We also receive Donations from Organisations and Individuals

We also generate Income from our Cafe and Hire of Rooms

 Middle Street is an inclusive centre which offers a wide range of courses and activities for the whole community.

The Centre has a popular cafe, activity rooms, meeting rooms and conference facilities. We offer room hire at very reasonable rates.

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