Age UK East Grinstead & District offers services to residents aged 50+ in East Grinstead and surrounding rural villages in West Sussex. We are an independent charity, only using the Age UK National name under a ‘Brand Partner Agreement’ but responsible for all our own running costs and services. We currently have over 300 members.
Our current services include:
HELP AT HOME
During the financial year ending 30th April 2017, a total of 75 clients made use of our Help at Home service and collectively the Home Assistant team worked more than 3,200 hours in people’s homes.
Help at Home is available to people aged 50+ and for those below this age who are registered disabled and who need assistance at home. We offer a regular weekly appointment to assist with general housework, laundry, ironing, bed changing and unaccompanied shopping.
Help at Home is chargeable to all clients, but there is a discounted rate for members of Age UK East Grinstead & District.
Help at Home is a self-funded service, that is there is no income from Age UK National or other sources. The service therefore has to cover its costs and we require additional funding to offer this service to people at a subsidised rate.
SWAN MEAD ACTIVITY CENTRE
The centre is open Monday to Friday 10.00am to 3.00pm.
An average of 85 people a week use the centre, and we provide chargeable services, including lunches, drinks, bingo, music, chair exercises and IT classes.
We have guest speakers offering information on a variety of subjects.
Each day, a two course meal is freshly prepared, a service that is currently subsidised with grants from Mid Sussex District and West Sussex County Councils.