In the light of the announcement by central government last weekend, we have discussed the implications for the gentlespaces project and have come to the reluctant conclusion that we will have to pause the project for at least the period of lockdown. We will review our position towards the end of the lockdown period with the hope and intention that we can open properly at an appropriate time after this lockdown has ended. We will keep you informed of any developments as and when they become possible.

We thank everyone for their interest and support in this important new service to date and we look forward to working with everyone again when circumstances allow. In the meantime, we would ask you not to direct anyone to the service to avoid raised expectations amongst a vulnerable group and for your patience as we wait for an appropriate moment to reopen.