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This photo is from our Knees Joints and Ligaments class with Emily Robinson

We Are Open!

We are delighted to announce that our Activity Centre on Greyhound Road opened on Monday 12th April. We have started with our classes and from May 17th we hope to start our lunch service again too. You can sign up for our newsletter to get updates as more of our services resume.

As we return from a long winter of hibernation, some people may naturally have worries or concerns about what to expect and whether they feel confident to attend. We hope the following information will help to answer your questions about the steps we are taking to keep everyone safe and well.

What Will Happen When I Arrive?

If you are not well, you should not come to the Centre at all. However, on arrival, everyone’s temperature will additionally be checked to make sure that they aren’t starting to develop symptoms of which they are not yet aware. This will involve a very simple forehead temperature check.

As long as your temperature is not raised at all, you will be able to come into the Centre. Unfortunately, if your temperature is raised you will not be able to come into the Centre and will need to return home. 

If the reception area is busy you may be asked to wait outside.

We recommend that you book in advance to ensure your place as spaces are limited due to social distancing guidelines.

What Will Be Running?

  • The Centre will be open as usual Mon-Fri: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Activities and classes: There will be a mixture of face-to-face and online activities. We are looking to reintroduce all our usual classes and activities. Initially, numbers attending the Centre may be smaller than normal in order to maintain safe distancing. 
  • Information & Advice: Telephone and/or face-to-face appointments will be carried out. Initially, face to face appointments will be available 2 days per week

Do I Need a Face Covering? 

Everyone who comes into the Centre - staff, volunteers and clients - will need to wear a face-covering or face mask at all times, except when they are eating or exercising.

Changes in Routine to Keep Everyone Safe

We have made some essential changes. We ask everyone visiting the Centre to help keep the risk of spreading coronavirus to a minimum by:

  • Social distancing of at least one metre will be maintained.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times except when eating or exercising.
  • Hand washing will be encouraged on a regular basis.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the building. 
  • Toilets will be open. We request that you wash your hands before using the toilet and again afterwards. After leaving the toilet area, please also use hand-sanitiser (in addition to hand washing).
  • The kitchen area will be closed except for staff and volunteers.

What's On This Month

We're gradually bringing everything back to the centre but spaces are limited due to social distancing guidelines. Check out our timetable to see if your favourite activity has returned.

Groups and Activities - not all of our activities have returned so please call in advance to check and to book a space today as numbers are limited

  • Social and interest groups

    Meet new people or old friends at one of the social groups. From bingo, chess, board games and music appreciation there's lots to try. New faces are always welcome. 

    We're looking to bring back all of our activities to the centre. Do call in advance to ensure your favourite activity is running. Spaces are limited due to social distancing measures.

    Social and Interest Groups 

  • Online Activities

    We had so much fun on Zoom during lockdown we decided to keep it going. You now have the choice to attend our activities at the centre or online.

    Great for those days when getting out of the house is a challenge while keeping you connected to your friends at the centre.

    Get in touch with our digital skills team if you need help getting online.

    Online Activities 

  • Dementia activities

    A lively group for people with memory loss. You can enjoy singing to music played live by an experienced musician. Carers welcome. Popular, FUN and good for self-expression.

    We're working on bringing all of our activities back to the centre but it will be a little bit longer to wait for our Dementia Activities. Stay tuned and if you have any questions please get in touch 0207 386 9085.

    Dementia activities 

  • Lunch Club

    Our cafe is open again and you're invited for tea, coffee and a bite to eat. A great way to meet new people and enjoy a delicious hot meal. All freshly cooked at our centre on Greyhound Road.

    Do ensure you call in advance to make a booking as spaces are limited. We expect lunches to be busy but rest assured if you don't get a place we will make sure you get one next time.

    Lunch club 

Classes and workshops

We are always interested to hear your ideas and suggestions for new groups, activities or workshops. Why not get in touch with our Activity Coordinator Peter to share your ideas?

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