COVID UPDATE Jan 2021, temporarily closed
Tenterden Social Hub Charity Shop
East Cross, Tenterden
Please support your local charity shop. Please call ahead before bringing donations to the shop (01580 762882). Items we need at the moment: Good Quality Bric-a-Brac AND adult clothing (sorry but we currently don't need kids toys or clothes, DVDs or books)You will find the Tenterden Social Hub Charity Shop off the little indoor lane next door to County Clothes.
All proceeds go to the Tenterden Social Hub, Church Road, Tenterden.
Donations of clothes, shoes, accessories and other items are always very welcome
There is also a shop within the Social Hub which is open to the public.
SOCIAL HUB CHARITY SHOP NEWS
An innovative new Centre offering a range of vital support services to the town and surrounding areas residents will be launched in the New Year, thanks to outstanding collaborative working with NHS Property Services (NHSPS). NHSPS see this project as a great example of partnership Social Prescribing work for Kent and the South East.
Spencer Goddard (CEO) of Tenterden Social Hub and Lyndsey Webber (Ivy Court Practice Manager) of Ashford Rural PCN approached NHSPS with a unique project proposal for the soon to be vacant East Cross Clinic building, next to the new Ivy Court Surgery which is expected to open in February. Roy Isworth (Chair of Trustees) at Tenterden Social Hub has long been an advocate for fully utilising unused properties in the Town for better medical and social purpose. Social Hub Chair Roy Isworth explains “The building is absolutely ideal, and such a visible property in the town for this initiative. Tenterden Social Hub will also be relocating its Charity Shop in to the building alongside a Community Café as part of the project.”
Following some positive and forward thinking discussions with NHSPS they, NHSPS, have agreed to fund the capital renovation work themselves, and in addition have offered the premises an initial five-year lease, with reduced terms for year one to help kick start the project.
Susan Swaffer, Regional Partnership Director at NHSPS said “NHS Property Services are delighted to be supporting this wonderful charity and social prescribing initiative which we know will make such a difference to the patients and residents of Tenterden and the wider area. This is one of the many initiatives that NHSPS are supporting nationally as part of our social prescribing campaign, and a key component of how we’re seeking to support the wider NHS in delivering on the Long-Term Plan through wellbeing initiatives.”
Added Spencer Goddard “We are absolutely delighted – it is fantastic support for services which have been highlighted as essential throughout the pandemic and will continue to be in high demand for many years to come. Tenterden Social Hub has been part of the community for 40 years and this is a natural development opportunity for the charity.”
Lyndsey Webber said “This is a fantastic opportunity to bring Health and Social Care together and build on the tremendous footings already in place. This project has the potential to embed essential services as part of our community and the surrounding areas and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”
The new resource is scheduled for opening on 1st April, 2021.