Douglas Brunton Centre - Caterham

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Douglas Brunton Centre - Caterham

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The centre is a hub of services for older people - including a hot lunch service, snack bar, onsite hairdresser, chiropodist (by appointment), games, exercise classes including chair based, quizzes, a fully equipped IT suite with free training, an art group, bingo and other activities plus regular entertainment.

There is an assisted bathing service (by appointment). Various health and wellbeing sessions are also run in the Centre including a dementia café on the second Thursday of the month run by the Alzheimer's Society, a tea and chat group run by Age UK Surrey, fortnightly. A memory clinic and one to one specialist counseling sessions are also based within the Centre provided by local mental health teams - by appointment with the provider only. The centre also has the popular 'Men in Sheds' project which aims to encourage men to attend to carry out DIY type tasks to make small items like bird boxes, planters etc for sale to the public. This has been set up by volunteers - new ones are always needed to help support the project.

The council's meals on wheels service is also based at the centre (see separate record). The centre has various volunteer opportunities and can also be made available for private hire outside normal opening hours. The centre is also the base for East Surrey Dial a Ride (see separate record) and Age UK Surrey Hometime Service. Surrey Choices also rents space within the Centre providing its own specialist services to adults with physical and learning disabilities.

Transport is available to Douglas Brunton Centre through East surrey Rural Transport Partnership. Membership fee applies of £25.00 pa. Charges per journey are as follows:

  • Single fare: up to 2 miles £2.50
  • From 2 to 5 miles £3.00
  • Over 5 miles £3.50

Location:
Douglas Brunton Day Centre, 25 Chaldon Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5PG

To join call 01883 732 791
To book a journey once a member call 01883 732 791. 
All requests must e made at least one day before you wish to travel. You are able to book 14 days in advance. Call 01883 732791.

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