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News: Reopening of Mencap Centre delayed

CCM planned to reopen The Outreach Academy at Mencap Centre on Wednesday 6th January.

On 31st December 2020, CCM, and all day opportunities providers across the county, received a 'closure notice' from Essex County Council.  They have requested that we temporarily close our building-based services due to the high coronavirus infection rate, and the current pressure on hospitals in our area.

While we are disappointed not to be able to welcome students back to Mencap Centre as planned, we support ECC's decision, as it is the best way to keep everyone safe until the coronavirus situation improves.

Our Virtual Academy will reopen as planned on Wednesday 6th January and all students who can access it will be able to join their usual classes.

For those students who are currently unable to access our online services, we are working hard to enable them to join the Virtual Academy as soon as possible.  

Our weekly welfare checks will continue, and we will do our very best to respond to members' needs during this difficult time.