Tenterden Social Hub and Dementia Centre


Tenterden Social Hub & Dementia Centre is a great place to make new friends, enjoy a meal and take part in a range of activities. Our fun groups include 60+, Dementia Groups and Tenterden Disabled in Action. Come and join us!

CEO : Lindsay Franklin 
  • Sixty Plus (day centre and drop-in service)
  • Meal Club (Meals on Wheels)
  • Disability Hub
  • Home Help (domestic tasks, laundry, cleaning, shopping, trips out)
  • Dementia Friendly (accredited as dementia friendly. Support groups for early and moderate Dementia Members, monthly Memory Lane Café, support for carers of individuals with Dementia, informal meetings, group support, one-to-one appointments)
  • Charity Shop at EC30
  • Community Transport
  • The Social Hub (assisted Bathing Service, Foot Care, Hairdressing, Osteopathy, HI-Kent Hearing Aid Clinic, Lip Reading Classes, Meeting Room & Hub Hire)
Tenterden Social Hub Services are available without referral. Please contact 01580 762882 or email for further details or to come and have a look around. 
Charity Shop
For the Tenterden Social Hub Charity Shop inside EC30 the new Community Wellbeing and Social Prescribing Centre in Recreation Ground Road click here https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/tenterden-social-hub-charity-shop-listing-652.aspx
Provides day services to older people Monday-Friday including social friendship, activities (including arts and crafts, indoor bowling, seated exercise, games, singing, reminiscence and bingo), outings and a daily freshly prepared two-course hot lunch. Transport on our fully accessible minibuses is available if required.
Provides day services to adults with a physical and/or learning disability. We are fully equipped for art, computing, photography and other specialised activities including a range of craft projects. Focus is on healthy living with our garden, exercise classes and healthy eating programme. Outside pursuits include ten-pin bowling, theatre trips, pub lunches, shopping trips, visits to places of interest. Annual holiday organised to UK resort. Transport will fully adapted minibus available if required. Our facilities have an holistic approach which we hope will enable people to develop their skills and encourage independence with confidence.
Provides assistance with domestic tasks and independent living services throughout Tenterden. From laundry, cleaning and shopping to meal preparation and trips out socially and to appointments. Home Help operatives are all DBS checked and will usually visit the same clients regularly to allow you to get to know them. New telephone number for Helping Hands 01580 764158

A meals on wheels service for Tenterden. A freshly cooked two-course hot lunch, direct from our five star rated kitchen, and delivered direct to your door by one of our friendly volunteers. Available Monday to Friday. Assistance with plating up meals is given if required. There is no obligation to purchase a meal every day. The menu is varied and special dietary needs are catered for.

As well as bringing people to and from the Hub, the fleet of fully accessible minibuses are available to hire to local groups and societies at reasonable rates.

As well as the individual services listed above, the Hub hosts a whole range of services and activities which are open to everyone, such as:
  • Assisted bathing service - A fully equipped bathing suite with hoist. Ideal for those who can no longer use a standard bath, but who still wish to bathe independently. Also ideal for post-operative recovery periods.
  • Chiropody and foot care 
  • Hairdressing 
  • Cogs Club - designed for those with early to mid-stage dementia. A social day with a range of brain stimulating activities and including a light lunch. 
  • Charity shop - There is a shop within the Hub which is open to the public. Additionally, there is also a shop at EC30. Donations are always needed.
  • Meeting Room and Hub Hire - Accessed via St Mildred’s Close, the newly-refurbished Community Room and Sun Lounge are light and airy and feature a kitchenette, tilt-top tables and fantastic views across Tenterden. Refreshments can be provided and there is a projector for hire if required. The rooms are suitable for formal and informal meetings. The main Sixty Plus lounge and the fully equipped commercial kitchen are also available to hire evenings and weekends, as is the Disability Hub. Special rates apply for community groups and charities.

Volunteers are always welcome at the Hub. There are a variety of roles such as helping in our centres, fundraising and marketing, delivering meals, administration, assisting at Cogs Club, entertaining our clients, assisting in our shop and much more. Volunteers give from a couple of hours a fortnight to six hours daily. Please come and talk to us if you would be interested in volunteering. Some roles do require a DBS check.

If you would like to know more about any of the Hub’s services, why not pop in and have a look around? Most people are pleasantly surprised at how much we actually do. Alternatively you can telephone on 01580 762882 or email hub@tsh.org.uk. More details are also on the website at www.tsh.org.uk
Tenterden & District Day Centre
Registered Charity No. 1122971
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