Services

We have a number of named areas for the different services on offer which include:

Tenterden Sixty Plus
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Sixty-Plus

 

A day centre and drop-in service for those aged 60 and over, which is open Monday to Friday. There is no need for any special referral, just call and arrange to come in for a taster session.

 

Fully accessible transport can be provided if required. A freshly produced two-course lunch is available cooked in our own five star rated kitchen, using locally sourced ingredients. Activities in Sixty Plus include yoga, chair-based exercise, seated bowls, arts and crafts, collage, reminiscence, bingo, board games and much more. Lunch and classes are available on a drop-in basis. 

Please contact us for a current timetable. For lunch, all that we ask is that you order by 10:30am. Call us on 01580 762882.

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Tenterden Meal Club

Meal Club

 

Our meals-on-wheels service for Tenterden, has been operating across the district since 2018 and has grown to provide a much needed and welcome support to those living at home. 

We offer 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. This is available Monday to Friday with a freshly cooked chilled meal, ready to re-heat, for Saturday and Sunday. We're also happy to assist with plating up meals if required. 

 

All meals are freshly prepared by our Chef and offer varied options for you to choose from, with special dietary needs catered for.  Call us now on 01580-762882.

 
 

Disability Hub

 

A day service for adults with either a learning or physical disability. Transport and a hot two-course lunch are provided if required. 

Our dedicated staff provide a fun and friendly atmosphere with a range of activities both within the Hub and out and about in the local community. Try photography, cooking, arts and crafts, swimming and much more. Taster days are available and the Kent Card is accepted. 

The Disability Hub covers a wider area that includes Ashford as well and Tenterden.

All three of these groups join together, wherever possible, to create a really positive atmosphere across our site and to allow for more engagement in activities being run. For information please call us on 01580-762882.

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Community Transport

 

As well as a door-to-door service bringing people to and from the Hub on a daily basis, the fleet of fully accessible minibuses are available to hire to local groups and societies at reasonable rates.

 

We also work in partnership with Kent County Council to provide the Tenterden Hopper Service which links outlying villages into Tenterden town. Tel 01580-762882.

 

Home Help

 

Our Helping Hands service provides help with domestic tasks and independent living services throughout Tenterden. From laundry, cleaning and shopping to meal preparation and trips out socially and to appointments. 

Helping Hands staff are all DBS checked and usually visit the same clients regularly, so you can see a familiar face.

Contact Helping Hands for a conversation about us helping you in your home Tel: 01580 764158.

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The Social Hub

 

As well as the individual services, the Hub hosts a whole range of services and activities which are open to everyone:

  • Assisted Bathing Service

  • Chiropody & Foot Care

  • Hairdressing

  • Osteopathy

  • HI-Kent Hearing Aid Clinic

  • Lip Reading Classes

  • Meeting Room & Hub Hire

Charity Shops

 

We have two charity shops which provide us with additional income to support the charity’s needs.

 

There is a shop within the Hub which is open to the public but it also allows our members to retain some independence when buying cards, sweets or clothes. Additionally, we have our main Charity Shop located within our EC30 Cafe in Recreation Ground Road.

Donations are always needed and greatly received (during open hours) as we are the only local independent charity operating a shop in the High Street.

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Dementia Club

 

This is our club designed for those with early to mid-stage dementia and they meet every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. 

The team are passionate about ensuring it is a social day with a range of brain stimulating activities and including a light lunch. 

 

We understand the challenges that Dementia can bring. Our dementia group has been designed to give some respite care to families or carers of the person suffering with this condition, knowing they are in a safe environment.

Tel: 01580-762882.

 
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WORKING TOGETHER

EC30 in partnership with us.

The main focus of the project is to deliver valuable services that are required in and around the locality of Tenterden. Working within the Ashford rural primary care network, social prescribing has become a key component to universal personalised care. Allowing for a more holistic approach to care, focusing on the needs of an individual.

The role of the social prescribers is to connect service users to local community groups which enable them to receive practical and emotional support, we also have a cafe and charity shop on site.

They can also assist with signposting to other agencies including GPs, pharmacies, police, job centres, social care services, housing associations and allied health professionals.