The centre provides a lunch club and many activities for retired people and the local community in Selsdon. The aim in running the centre is to prevent our elderly from becoming lonely, isolated and clinically depressed. Most importantly, they help them to remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. Positive mental health and wellbeing for clients is at the heart of all their services and they arrange projects such as a singing group and horticultural therapy for clients. Like many other charities, they have suffered from the closure of the centre throughout the pandemic,
Very sadly after having received funding from the council for the past 40 years, their application for funding has been declined this year from the Local Council on three occasions. After discussion with their fellow Trustees at the Selsdon Centre for Retired they approached the local councillors to ask for funding so that when the centre opened they had a new oven and hob. The Sanderstead Councillors had in the past funded new freezers.
We are really pleased to have helped the centre at this difficult time from our community ward budget and know how important hot meals are to the residents attending this important centre.