The Acorn Centre received emergency funding to help the charity deliver its counselling services remotely during the pandemic thanks to the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, which is distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.
The grant worth £6,690 has been given to the Centre thanks to the Government. It has enabled the Centre to continue to offer counselling – to men and women with pregnancy related concerns – by offering support via online sessions or on the telephone.
During the peak of the pandemic, the Centre was forced to close to ensure the safety of its staff, volunteers and clients in line with Government guidelines. While we were unable to open the building, counsellors continued to offer a limited service online via Zoom and telephone calls.
The centre has now re-opened safely again for limited in person counselling and we still offer online or telephone sessions for those who prefer this service.
We will continue to offer a blended service with some remote sessions and some in the Centre, depending on the preference of the client (and the guidelines at the time.
Read more about the funding we received here.