The Cedar Community Club has taken the decision to shut for the next 12 weeks (starting from 17 March), and will only reopen when all restrictions on movement are relaxed.

The staff and trustees are very sad to see the Club shut its doors, albeit temporarily, but the health and well-being of our members and volunteers is paramount, and we have to abide by government health guidelines.

However, our wonderful staff are busy devising a programme of ‘distance support’, and they will stay in regular contact with all our members either by phone or by writing. We are hoping that it will be possible to set up a shopping rota and, if necessary, a rota to pick up prescriptions, etc.

If you have any ideas as to how we can safely expand this service, please email us with details.

Our Club phoneline will still be answered, and messages sent to our email account will be checked daily.

Although our Club doors may not be open, we are still actively supporting our members as best we can.

Looking forward to happier days…….If you have any queries, please contact our manager Mrs Gwyne Diment Tel: 01865 686472 Email: thecedarcommunityclub@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce our lovely manager, Gwyne Diment has been nominated for a Guardian Public Service award, 2019

The Cedar Community Club started in December 2018. The Club has received financial support from private donors as well as from various local community groups who fund-raise on behalf of the Club. The Club is a registered charity with the Charity Commission.

 
The staff between them have over 25 years of experience in running a day centre. There is a manager, a deputy and cook and a team of 8 volunteers who offer their time on a weekly basis. All staff and volunteers have up-to-date enhanced DBS certificates. 
 
We do cater for people with mild to moderate dementia and mental health needs. Each member is assessed on their initial visit to the Club, and it is at the discretion of the manager as to how much support we can give at any given time. The cost of attendance is £20 per day, and this includes lunch, refreshments and activities.
 
The day-to-day running of the Club is underpinned by an ethos of ‘good practice’, and copies of our statutory polices and risk assessments can be viewed on request to the Manager.
 
The cook and those who help her have level 2 food safety certificates. We are running at level 5 as assessed by the Food Standards Agency in January 2019.
 

We take our health and safety in the workplace very seriously, and both staff and our volunteers have regular training sessions.

With regard to our clients, all new people attending the Club are assessed by our Manager, and a care plan will be discussed and then written up. There will be regular reviews in order to assess changing support needs.

Here’s a poem about the club written by Graham, one of our lovely volunteers.