It’s been a long 6 months without visitors at Othona, but at last we’ll be able to open our doors and we really look forward to seeing you again.
That headline sounds dramatic, doesn't it? But I don't apologise. These are dramatic times, for many other charities and for Othona. You may well have been wondering how we'll weather the storm.
Othona began in Essex where our other centre is to this day. The landscape is very different there, but like us they are near the sea on a stretch of relatively unspoilt coast.
Thank you for all your messages of support for the Community. We love hearing from you and sharing your experience.
With regret we have cancelled all our planned events up to and including the Annual Quiet Day on 7th May.
Are you coming to stay with us? Or considering a booking? You may want to know how we’re responding to the outbreak of Covid-19. We aim to take all reasonable measures to keep everyone at Othona safe and healthy.
Measures against infection
Four Seasons Studio, our new multi-purpose building that's being built on the site of our beloved but bedraggled Art Building continues to grow right before our very eyes. We are very excited and fascinated having a front row seat to its construction.
As you know, Othona isn't just a place but a loose-knit community of people. Those of us who live and work here would be absolutely lost without many others who give their time and effort in all sorts of ways!
We had become very aware over the last few years that the toilet and washing facilities in Community House were in need of a serious overhaul. They were cramped and hard to keep clean, the showers weak and not always hot enough, etc.