The Saxon Day Centre is run by a team of full-time professional staff and care staff, assisted by volunteers and supported by the Board of Trustees of Age Concern Orpington & District. The team is committed to enabling older people in our community to lead healthy and fulfilled lives as active, involved and equal citizens. We aim to promote and encourage their wellbeing and help to make their lives more secure, dignified and enjoyable.
We follow guidelines for good governance and care and adhere to data protection, environmental health, catering and other applicable standards.
Please also see our vacancies page.
Our friendly staff operate under the management of the centre manager, who heads a team of care, catering and administrative staff and together they provide a friendly and welcoming environment.
Our team of qualified care staff fulfil essential personal care needs, as well as keeping an eye on the general health and well being of our clients.
Our team of kitchen staff cook a varied range of dishes for each lunch time. More details of the catering at the Centre can be found here.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer.
Our volunteers are invaluable members of the Saxon family. Volunteers come from various backgrounds, bring a multitude of skills and abilities and their time spent at the Saxon Day Centre can be very enjoyable and fulfilling. Volunteers contribute in a variety of ways, such as:
- Preparing and serving refreshments
- Helping to serve lunch
- Organising raffles
- Assisting with in-house activities
- Conversing with and providing general companionship for the clients
We have an active Board of Trustees, a number of whom also volunteer within the Centre. In addition to our monthly management meetings, the Trustees are often to be seen at the Saxon Day Centre and are fully involved with supporting the day to day running of the Centre.
We are keen to welcome new Trustees, especially those with skills that will complement the management and operation of the Saxon Day Centre. If you would like further information on becoming a Trustee then please contact the Chair of the Board of Trustees.