We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Age UK West Sussex Brighton and Hove and funded by West Sussex County Council in the deliver their Short Care Breaks to provide the opportunity for carers of people living with dementia and carers of frail older people to take some time for themselves, knowing the people they care for are in a safe, stimulating environment.
We have once again opened our doors which is very exciting and welcomed back a number of our guests. Equally we are getting lots of enquires to join our day clubs. At the same time, we have welcomed 4 hosts from all over Sussex and Surrey. Take a look at Our Team page.
November 2020 – April 2021
We have kept very busy over the last six months, supporting online and are coming to the end of our online tea parties which have been resoundingly successful, supporting over 30 people on either their own digital tablets or tablets loaned by us using National Lottery Funding. We have been delivering boxes of tea to door steps with a check in and chat from our baking hosts. Followed by a Zoom themed get together every week. Many of our guests struggle with memory issues associated with dementia, and the feedback from family and friends has been incredibly positive.
Even though our National Lottery Funding has come to an end, we will continue to offer online digital support to both carers and their loved ones going forward. We are now focussing on opening up our lunch clubs again and bringing people together face to face. Our small, intimate lunch groups have always been the core of our support for the socially isolated, those experiencing early stages of dementia and providing necessary respite care to the carers.
19 October 2020
We are thrilled to announce that we have received some very generous funding from The National Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Fund. This incredible grant will enable us to offer an introductory day rate of £50.00 which is a 30% reduction on our regular day rate. This offer is for limited period only and still includes transportation, refreshments, home cooked lunch and optional activities.
28 July 2020
We are delighted to be working closely with Horsham District Council and Waverley Borough Council in our mission to support the socially isolated, vulnerable elderly and those living with early stage Dementia. Their support has come in the form of both critical funding and guidance on how to connect with other support groups, voluntary action groups and Council teams to help expand the knowledge of our service offering across the West Sussex and Surrey areas.
14 July 2020
As soon as the Government guidelines allow for more than two households to meet indoors, we will be ready and excited to be reopening our lunch clubs and to welcome back our loyal guests and welcome new guests to our family. Our number one commitment remains the welfare of our community and our team as we take these first steps together.
After close and careful consultation, we’ve put in place measures designed to ensure the safety of our employees and our guests alike. This is our new “business as usual”, and we have carried out a full risk assessment for both our hosts’ and guests’ safety and well-being.
Please contact us if you would like to see our Risk Assessment : firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support and commitment to working together to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please remember your health and safety is absolutely paramount to us.
23 March 2020
Following the Government’s announcement on 23 March, Tapestry Lunch Club has had to suspend all its services with immediate effect. We are very sad that we are unable to continue in the current climate and we’d like to thank all those who have supported us. Please stay safe and follow all government guidelines.
12 March 2020
Tapestry Lunch Club takes the health and welfare of our guests extremely seriously. Following the Coronavirus outbreak, hygiene remains our priority. All ours hosts are qualified up to Food & Hygiene Level 2 and we have introduced a range of measures to protect our guests and hosts whilst minimising disruption and maintaining our high standard of service. We would like to reiterate that there are no known confirmed cases of Coronavirus within our hosts or guests.
We ask that, if you are showing any flu-like symptoms and have a lunch booked with us that you please inform Tapestry Lunch Club in advance who will look to reschedule your booking once your symptoms have passed. Please email email@example.com or by phone 01403 791020.
Please rest assured we are doing all we can at this stage to combat the threat of Coronavirus and will continue to monitor the situation and update you should our previous advice change significantly.
1 February 2020
Tapestry Lunch Club is now up and running and we have launched our day care service which includes a wonderful home cooked lunch and all transport. We have fully trained hosts in Billingshurst, Kingsfold, Cranleigh and Hove.
We are always looking to hire more hosts for this pilot phase, with the view to offering permanent employment on the back of it’s success. We are also looking for guests across West Sussex and Surrey areas.
Please get in touch through our contacts page if you are interested in hosting or know of anyone who would benefit from our Lunch Club offering