Age UK East Grinstead and District offers lots of services for older people and their carers.
Our carers respite service offers support to carers on first and third Saturday of the month between 10am and 3.30pm.
There are lots of exciting activities taking place at our Swan Mead Activity Centre including midday meals, exercise classes, quizzes and day trips.
The Glen Vue Community Hub is a modern building purpose built as a Community centre. Age UK moved here on the 21st of June 2019 with the centre being opened by Sir Nicholas Soames the MP for Mid Sussex.
The Glen Vue Community Hub is situated just on the edge of the town centre. There is a pay and display car park just behind the building with disabled bays. The Centre, on Railway approach, is close to bus and train station and is a only a couple of minutes walk. To help find us look on our Contacts page.
The Glen Vue Community Hub is home to the staff organsing Age UK in East Grinsteads services and is also the location where many of the activities take place. With Kitchen and disabled facilities it is a base for all that goes on.
Trips and Holidays
We have been running Trips and Holidays for many years now, when we first started we were only doing four trips a year and one holiday, we are now doing a trip a month and four holidays a year. This is from high demand from our members, which is great news.
When you come on the trips or holidays there is always a member of staff or volunteer to assist you or just there for company, so you never have to feel you are on your own.
There are deposits for trips and holidays so you can reserve your place. If you want to know more then call Lana on 01342 327046.
Carers Short Breaks Service
Our carers respite service was established in 2003 by Age UK East Grinstead, the County Council and the Alzheimer’s Society. It was initially designed to support carers or family members of those living with dementia or memory loss but now also caters for the elderly and frail.
The service operates on the first and third Saturday of each month between 10am and 3.30pm. The service gives carers the opportunity to bring their loved-ones into a home-from-home and stimulating environment, so that the carers are then free to go and spend some well-earned time partaking in their own leisure or family pursuits, safe in the knowledge that their loved-ones are being looked after by skilled and trained staff. The days are very much valued by all concerned.
Our services are currently subsidised by West Sussex County Council Carers Short Breaks Grant.
Help at Home
The Help at Home Mid Sussex service was successfully established in 1996 and is now delivered by Age UK East Grinstead & District following many requests received by older and vulnerable people who required reputable domiciliary help within their home.
The service is available to older people and those with disabilities who need assistance in running their home and our team of Home Assistants can assist with general housework, bed changing, laundry and ironing, as well as shopping at local shops.