Our History and Our Future Aims
Wandsworth Bengali Welfare Association Lunch Club
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Contact Information for Asian Day Centre
How It All Began
Trinity Road Specialist Day Centre comes under the umberella of Wandsworth Bengali Welfare Association (WBWA). This association was formed in 1993, to meet the needs of the Bengali elderly in South London. As the research began the needs of the elderly were not only the Bengali's, but the need were from the elderly of all Asian communities living in South London. The main needs identified were:
- Due to a language barrier they were not able to express their health and social care needs, and as a result found themselves unable to access many services.
- There were no organisations to speak for them.
- There was no place for the elders to meet others and to get away from the confined space at home.
- Wanted to give the family or the carer a break.
Seven years later with the help of Grant Aid from Careline, Age Concern, Help the Aged and Social Services, we have expanded and are able to offer the whole Asian community a Day Centre specifically for Asian elders.
|Our aim is to provide a culturally sensitive service which takes into account the language, health and dietary needs of older Asian people. We also hope to provide a service that addresses our client's physical, emotional and social requirements.|
Our present clients are from different backgrounds and communities. The average attendance of our clients is 8 people per day although we have room for up to 10 people per day.
Due to a recent change in policy of the London Borough of Wandsworth we have to charge th eindividual user, which is then paid to the Wandsworth council.
Users who are in receipt of HomeCare may pay £1.50 per week. The rest pay £5.00 per week.
We hope to provide many activities for example; relaxation classes, craft workshop, keep fit, reminiscence, personal care and many more.
We hope to have some volunteers in place to help with the activities.
Day Centre leaflet detailing all the services in Asian languages.
To be able to reach our neighbouring boroughs for them to tap into our unique service. The London Borough of Merton has already taken us on board and has referred a client to the Centre.
|All clients must be assessed by the Social Services.
For further information please do not hesitate to contact the Centre Manager on 020 8682 4934 or the General Manager on 020 8672 9308.