19th October 2020 – The Saxon Day Centre is now open!
After months of hard work by staff and volunteers, we are pleased to announce that the Saxon Day Centre is once again open and ready to welcome back those who have been unable to attend the centre since March 17th.
A lot of changes have been made to the facilities and to our procedures since March, to make sure that we have a Covid-secure environment for everyone attending, working at, or visiting the Centre but we are also determined that this ‘new normal’ will not prevent us from continuing to provide a full range of activities to support the physical and mental wellbeing of our clients.
The building may look different but the care and support from our dedicated team of staff and volunteers remains unchanged.
We know there are tough times ahead and we are still looking at ways to ensure the long term future of the Centre but are excited to be able to welcome back those we have missed since lockdown and others in our community who might also enjoy and benefit from the services and care we provide.
Further news and updates will be shared via our social media pages but if you, or someone you know or care for, might be interested in attending the Saxon Day Centre, please contact our Manager, Nicole for further information.
The Saxon Day Centre is located in central Orpington and is a friendly, mainstream day care centre operated by Age Concern Orpington & District, a not for profit, charitable company.
We cater for elderly clients, including those who are physically frail and/or have dementia and who are in need of a day out from their home environment, or whose carers need a day of respite. We are open from Monday to Friday and currently have the capacity for up to 60 clients a day.
Our vision is to offer a thriving and affordable day care centre and to provide valued services to meet the demand of the elderly in the Orpington & District community.
Our qualified, experienced, care staff are on hand to attend to all personal care needs and provide a range of daily activities to support the physical and mental well being of our clients.
We believe that the Saxon Day Centre offers the best quality elderly day care in the Orpington area.
Click here to open an article in the News Shopper which captures a day in the life of those involved at the Saxon Day Centre and highlights the work we do.
For the latest updates and news please see our social media pages – links below.
Age Concern Orpington is a not for profit, charitable company. We are a stand-alone organisation, dependant on income generated by the Saxon Day Centre. We are also immensely grateful to benefactors and members of the local community for kind donations as this makes all the difference to us.
You can make a donation by contacting our Centre Manager or via our Virgin Money Giving page (see bottom of the page for a link).
More on the history and current governance of the Saxon Day Centre can be found here.