Additional precautionary measures at VITA NOVA CENTRE
Following the President’s announcement of a National lockdown in South Africa, VITA NOVA CENTRE has implemented additional measures, including the closure of the home to the public.
Every one of us is experiencing the impact of the Coronavirus
It is a time of great uncertainly, both globally and within our own country. As VITA NOVA CENTRE faces this pandemic, our resilience is being tested to the limit.
Financially we have been hard hit. Costs have gone up drastically – with the need to provide additional hygiene products, personal protective equipment, and cleaning staff. At the same time, our income has taken a huge dive, with the postponement of our annual family fun day and also restricting external access to our home has a direct impact on donations received.
All this means that we will end our current financial year in a deficit – and predictions for the year ahead are that income will be down between 30%-50%. We’ve already put plans in place to trim expenses and approach private partners and the government to expand their funding support.
But it’s going to take wholehearted support from everyone who cares about the future of our country’s most vulnerable people … children and adults with profound intellectual disability … to ensure we keep our doors open.