High Life Highland staff are involved in the delivery of a childcare hub for key workers at the Averon Centre in Alness, supporting the Highland Council providing a suitable location for children, to ensure key workers can continue to fulfil their vital role during the pandemic recovery period.
Since Wednesday 22nd July, childcare has been made available to key workers directly supporting the COVID response; health and care workers supporting life threatening emergency work; as well as critical primary and community care provision such as fire, police, prisons and social workers.
Chief Executive of High Life Highland Steve Walsh said, “I am delighted that we are able to support The Highland Council in providing this vital resource for key workers and I am very proud that the ‘can-do’ attitude of our staff has enabled HLH to provide this important and essential service so quickly.
Mr Walsh continued, “The initial request for support came last Friday and since then our team members’, who were already undertaking our own recovery preparations, have worked extremely hard to make sure everything was ready to be fully up and running on Wednesday.”
The hub will play an important part in the Highland wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic to try to help ensure key workers with children have access to sufficient childcare as they professionally support people across the Highlands.
Mr Walsh concluded, “HLH has an important role to play supporting local communities and working with partners as we continue our bounceback campaign. Providing the support necessary for the childcare hub at the Averon Centre is another essential element along that road.”