LFC Foundation is relaunching its school and community programmes today, following strict government guidelines and advice on social distancing.
With the launch of LFC Foundation’s new timetable, live sessions and presentations will be delivered by LFC Foundation staff using a free online video service.
Existing participants will now be provided with free, structured support, delivered safely online, which they can easily access at home or in school if they have returned.
In March, the club’s official charity made the decision to postpone its delivery in schools and community centres across Merseyside due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent government guidelines.
Throughout this period, the Foundation team has continued to support the community through volunteering and online activities, including the Big Red Sports Day and Big Red LFC Design Competition.
According to the National Youth Agency, the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable children and young people has been significant, with an increase in mental health issues, risky behaviours, abuse and missing education.
All programmes will now be delivered virtually for free, with all participants and their parents invited to join in.
Matt Parish, director of LFC Foundation, said: “We have chosen to go virtual with our programmes in order to keep participants educated and connected whilst at home or in school.
“The safety of our participants and staff is a priority, so by delivering our sessions online, we ensure that social distancing is in place and government guidelines are followed.
“We are very pleased that with the introduction of this new service, our programmes will resume, and participants will stay engaged during these ever-challenging times.”
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