At Tenterden Social Hub we do all we can to help older people 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 members (not clients or service users, as people who use our services are members of our community) maintain their independence through informed choices whilst retaining their individuality, dignity, privacy and confidentiality in a safe, friendly, happy environment through the provision of social interaction, entertainment, quality meals and transport.
Tenterden Social Hub is a registered charity (Tenterden and District Day Centre, charity registration number 1122971) which consists of several divisions, each with its own specialist area:-
Social Hub Sixty Plus
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 drop in for lunch. Our older persons services are available to anyone over the age of 60.
Social Hub Home Help
Home Help is a domestic agency, based within the hub, providing domestic help, support and independent living services for older people and those with a disability . The aim is to support them to remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Clients do not have to be attending the day centre to receive our service.
Social Hub Disability
Social Hub Disability 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, the hub runs regular trips and activities, providing a vital service to the local community. Our disability services are open to all adults with a disability aged 18+.
Social Hub Meal Club
Our Meal Club service delivers two-course hot lunches direct to people in their own homes. The meals are freshly made in our own kitchens and use locally sourced produce where possible. A drop off tea-time sandwich service is also available for Meal Club customers.
Social Hub Information
Designed for those aged 50 and over, our Information service provides assistance with benefits maximisation (including assistance with form filling). This is a free to access service and our Information, Advice and Advocacy Manager holds a drop-in clinic at the Hub every Wednesday.
Other Social Hub Services
- Community Room (with kitchenette facilities) available for hire to community groups, clubs and societies, and as a meeting room. The Community Room has a separate entrance via St. Mildred’s Close.
- Cogs Club for people with early to mid-stage dementia held every Thursday
- Collage and embroidery group
- Seated exercise classes
- Hairdressing salon
- Osteopathy services
- Chiropody and foot care practitioners
- Hearing Aid clinics provided by HI Kent every Wednesday
- Lip reading classes provided by HI Kent every Friday
- Charity shops (one in-house and another at East Cross)
- Accessible minibuses available for hire to clubs, societies and community groups.