Support many hundreds of older people
Half of our income comes from hall hire and room rentals. Sadly, several of our tenants have left, post-Covid, and it will take us time to replace the income from those sources. Can you help us to keep our amazing services running?!
We deliver substantial evidence-based improvements in psychological well-being and reduction in isolation. Absolutely key to our work is supporting socially isolated older people to join a friendly community, to strengthen their connections, and to facilitate people fulfilling their potential. As a team, we achieve this by working in a relationship-focused way, creating a welcoming environment where every member feels like they matter and belong. One of our members said: “I love the staff and regard them as my friends.” Our programme of thirty-six groups and classes is aimed at fostering friendship as well as personal exploration and development. Our weekly and special events provide an additional opportunity for people to build a regular social life, reducing isolation. Our peer support groups provide a safe space to share experiences with others in a similar situation. Ruby, a Claremont member said of us: “Loneliness ends the moment I walk through the doors of Claremont.”
We are a deeply inclusive community. Below are our members’ answers to the question, “What (if anything) is different about Claremont compared to other centres?”:
‘The quality and quantity of classes and groups makes Claremont special compared to other centres’.
‘We are treated as equals, not a load of naughty children, e.g. the staff at other centres assume we all have dementia!’
‘Vulnerable people are made very welcome, not just “box ticking”.’
‘I feel that I belong.’
We’re a small charity and your donation is very important to us, especially at the current time. Your help means that we can continue to support many hundreds of isolated older people. Thank you!