From 1st January 2018 Tenterden and District Day Centre will be rebranding as the Tenterden Social Hub. When the Centre was set up in 1980 it was just that – a day centre. In the intervening 37 years we have changed more than a little bit, and our name no longer accurately reflects what we do. Now, in 2017, we provide a range of services both within the building and out in the community, for many types and ages of people, and offer meeting spaces for a whole range of community groups.
Our new branding depicts a welcoming open door and a person (reflected in the ‘U’ of the hub) at the centre – depicting our ethos of person-centred care and services.
The Social Hub itself will provide a range of wellbeing services open to all (including chiropody, osteopathy, hearing aid clinics and meeting room facilities). Located within the Hub there will also be a range of distinct service offerings:
• Social Hub Sixty Plus will offer services for older adults and frail older people, such as day services (including transport), lunches, exercise classes and reminiscence;
• Social Hub Home Help will provide domestic services and independent living services to older people and people with a disability in their own homes;
• Social Hub Disability will provide a range of hub and community-based day activities (including transport where required) to adults with learning and/or physical disabilities;
• Social Hub Meal Club will provide a meals-on-wheels service to Tenterden and the surrounding villages, plus community lunch clubs;
• Social Hub Information will provide free-to-access information and advice services (including benefits maximisation).
We are currently working with Tenterden Town Council to establish a community transport service for Tenterden and the surrounding villages. We have therefore included a Social Hub Transport brand which is in being held in abeyance for possible future use.
The old branding will gradually disappear to be replaced by the new during the first part of 2018 and we expect the transition to be complete by the end of March.
Our registered charity name will, at present, remain unaffected; it is only the ‘trading as’ status that is changing.
Tenterden & District Day Centre
Registered Charity No. 1122971
At Tenterden Day Centre we do all we can to help older persons and those with a disability enjoy the ordinary activities in life, and give them the opportunity to take part in as many activities as possible. The core activities ensure that our clients maintain their independence through informed choices whilst retaining their individuality, dignity, privacy and confidentiality in a safe, friendly, happy environment through the provision of personal care, social interaction, entertainment, quality meals and transport.
Age Concern Tenterden Day Centre
Providing a place for older people in the local community to meet in a supportive social environment, have lunch, use our facilities and join in activities. We have up to 30 regular members every weekday, with further spaces for people to come in for lunch. Monday-Friday 10am-3pm, Tel: 01580 762882
Helping Hands is a domestic agency within the Day Centre providing domestic help 7 days a week, and support for the elderly and disabled to remain their own homes. Clients do not have to be attending the day centre to receive our service. Tel: 01580 766394
Tenterden Disabled in Action
Tenterden Disabled in Action has its own extension at the Day Centre where clients can meet friends and other people in a similar situation. Currently serving more than 50 regular members, TDIA runs regular trips and activities, providing a vital service to the local community. Monday-Friday 10am-3pm, Tel: 01580 761060
Charity Shop at the Day Centre in Church Road
New Members and Supporters
We are always looking for new members and supporters; so if you think we can help or if you would like to meet new people, follow your interests and hobbies or even learn new ones, then please give us a call on 01580 762882 and talk to one of our friendly team. We are part funded by Kent County Council, but need to raise the remainder of our running costs from member’s subscriptions, donations and fundraising.
High Street Day Centre Charity Shop
Please support our Day Centre charity shop at 1a East Cross, High Street, Tenterden