We administer educational grants on behalf of Yardley Educational Foundation. The deadline for applications has passed for this year, we are processing applications we have received and will be in touch with all applicants before the end of July. Please do not call to check on application progress before the end of July, doing so may cause delay.
COVID19 corona virus
The Administration Office
Up until recently, we have not paid much attention to remote working. Most of our staff are hands on and cannot work from home, and the staff at the administration office at Old Brookside enjoy coming to the office to spend time together and talk with the residents (as well as doing their work!). In accordance with government guidance, the administration office staff are working from home mostly but do call in to collect post and do other tasks. We are working with our telephone provider to enable our office staff to make and take calls at home and in the interim, anyone who is in the office will take phone calls. If no-one is in, callers will be able to leave a voice mail, but can also contact any of the office staff by emailing them direct: the naming convention is email@example.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and the message will be passed to the appropriate person, who will get back to you.
Greswold House, Grey Gables and Yardley Grange: our care homes
Our care homes continue to provide care and support for their residents and we have rigorous procedures in place to minimise the risk of transmission of infection. All relatives and close friends should have been contacted about non-essential visiting and alternatives for keeping in touch. Our staff will help residents to use mobile phones or computer tablets if required.
Carrs Lane Gardens, Colehaven Cottages, Cottrells Close, Foliot Fields, Greswold Gardens, Old Brookside, Yardley Gardens: our housing schemes
We had closed the communal lounges on our independent housing schemes but have now reopened with strict controls in place. Scheme managers will only visit residents in an emergency, but they will keep in regular contact with residents via the community alarm scheme. Routine interior repairs in dwellings will not be carried out while the emergency lasts.
We do regret the need to introduce these restrictions, but of course they are necessary in the current emergency situation. We hope that things can get back to normal before too long.
updated July 6th