South London Black Elderly Project (now The Hestia Age Activity Centre)
September 3, 2016

We provide a multitude of services to older adults across London.

Our support includes practical and emotional support in the form of Floating Support where older adults are assisted to continue to live independently in their own homes. Day Centres which allow older adults to reduce isolation and partake in social activities and finally our Hospital Discharge Service which aims to ease the transition from hospital to home and reduce the risk of readmission.

How we help:

We work very closely with social services, local hospitals and the advice agencies to ensure that all older adults referred to us live a high quality of life and are as independent as possible.

In certain circumstances, older adults arrive into our services having never engaged with any health or social care professionals. Our staff take on this responsibility and successfully facilitate them to attain suitable housing, assist them with applying for entitled benefits, and put them in touch with befriending agencies as well as appropriate health professionals as required.

Day Centre Placements

These consist of services for older people that range from providing meals and directing them to receive physical care to ensuring there are opportunities for education, socialising and engaging with enjoyable activities. They can be formal or informal placements, with people either being referred or simply dropping in. We have two centres for older people, one in Lewisham and another in Wandsworth. Each has its own character and resource.

Ealing Hospital Discharge Service

Our Hospital Discharge Service aims to ease the transition from hospital to home for those who are physically ready for a discharge but may require additional support before returning home.

As such our staff and volunteers will ensure that there is sufficient access to food, gas, electric and health related supplies. Discharged older adults will also receive follow up visits to ensure that any longer-term needs are also being met.

Sheffield African and Caribbean Mental Health Association (SACMHA)
August 31, 2016
Sheffield African Caribbean Mental Health Association

SACMHA is a charitable organisation established in 1988 in response to the mental health needs of people of African or Caribbean descent. They also offer they offer Day Care support to people from the community in need of assistance from the elderly age to youth, disability, financial hardship or social disadvantage.

SACMHA also recognises the need and role of carers in its service provision. SACMHA aims to provide a range of culturally appropriate services to both male and female from the age of 18. SACMHA will be responsive to the changing social care needs of the people and communities they serve.

Delivering this they provide a range of social and health care facilities, research, information, advice and education, on all aspects of mental and physical health amongst their beneficiaries.

Ashton Wynter and Teresa Levene 0114 2726393
Mon – Thurs 9.00am – 5.00pm Fri 9.00am – 4.30pm
Provides help in the home, a befriending and sitting service and one to one
support for carers including finance and budgeting, support to access other
services and services for those being cared for.

Winter – First Monday in the month 3.00pm – 5.00pm Summer – First Monday in the month 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Carers Group
Winter – First Monday in the month 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Summer – First Monday in the month 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation (Kuumba Foundation)
August 29, 2016

SACMHF is a charity which aims to support African and Caribbean people, along with their families who are affected by or recovering from mental ill health. We also deliver a range of culturally responsive services to support people to recover, become independent and access community resources.

Elimhouse Community Association
August 25, 2016

Welcome to Elimhouse Community Association.  We are a leading  day care organisation for the elderly based in Southwark, South East London.   We have many years of experience being formed in 1980 to provide day centre facilities for Caribbean elderly people in the area. The organisation runs a full time day centre which provides leisure time actives and day time community care. Service users are mainly, but not exclusively Caribbean, African and other BME elderly people, who are over 60.

Our Purpose is:
  • To provide care and Support
  • To assess individual needs and promote the well being of service users
  • To develop and create activities that engage service users
  • To support carers, where necessary
CACFO – Day Care Services for Elderly People
August 16, 2016

CACFO’s GALC offers a friendly Luncheon Club and day care service to elders in the local community who are at risk of isolation. Members are offered a pleasant home from home environment where they are made to feel comfortable and respected. Our Day Centre provide an opportunity to socialise and take part in a wide range of activities such as keep fit, singing, dominoes, flower arranging, reminiscence therapy, arts and crafts, music therapy, quiz afternoons, celebratory events, outings, knitting and needlecraft. Regular health talks are held.

CACFO operates a door to door Transport Service for attendants to the Centre. Our specially adapted mini-bus provides a pick up and drop off service for those living in the Thornton Heath and surrounding areas and who would find it difficult or impossible to get to the Centre without this service. Nutritional Afro Caribbean meals are freshly prepared daily on the premises and are the highlight of the day for members.

African Caribbean Care Group for the Elderly (ACCG)
August 16, 2016

Welcome to the ACCG




  • For more than 30 years, we have been providing high quality, person-centred health and social care to the African Caribbean community. We are here to ensure the well being of our members in Manchester, Trafford and the surrounding areas.
  • We strive to offer our services at affordable rates for our community, while never compromising on quality and safety standards.
  • We are proud of the links we have built up with partner organisations over the years and we embrace collaborative working to expand the range of services we can offer.
  • Our staff are all fully trained in health and social care and are kept up-to-date with specialised training courses and changes in legislation. We offer excellent career opportunities throughout the organisation and are committed to staff development.
  • Our luncheon club provides a friendly, welcoming environment where members can meet up with friends old and new. Activities and social events help everyone to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • We offer an open and transparent service, overseen by our elected Board of Directors, involving members in the planning of our services.
  • We provide our service to the whole family, not just the person being cared for, supporting everyone involved. Increasingly, we also work with younger people, supporting them with developing their life skills.
  • We provide information and advice services enabling families to have greater choice and control to support their health and wellbeing needs.
  • We offer a remote telecare monitoring service to allow older people to remain safe and independent in their own homes, providing peace of mind for carers.
  • We are fortunate to be able to call on our team of dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers who support us in maintaining our high quality services.
  • Our future plans include expanding our services to more users in more locations.

Our Services

Services include:

  • Day care
  • Dominoes
  • Internet cafe
  • Board games
  • Luncheon club
  • Meals on wheels
  • Community Liaison
  • Transport
  • Arts & crafts
  • Health education promotion
  • Advocacy
  • information service
  • Holistic Therapies

The African Caribbean Care Group  (ACCG)  is affiliated to major voluntary organisations and recognised by NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities within Greater Manchester. The ACCG is a registered Charity No: 1028464 and a company Limited by Guarantee No: 2802745.

West Bromwich African and Caribbean Centre
August 13, 2016

Our Day Care Service for older people seeks to operate within a holistic approach to care and aims to provide a stimulating environment with particular regard to the needs of African Caribbean Elders; however individuals from other ethnic groups are welcome to attend our service. We combine the benefits of social interaction with a renewed focus on health awareness and health promotion activities as part of our core programme of activities. In doing so, this enables us to give our service users a better understanding of their health conditions; it also empowers them to change their lifestyles so that they become fitter and more active.

We have been on the Adult and Community Services Approved Providers List for over 15 years.

We have also continued to support carers of African Caribbean older people by providing respite places for their loved ones within our service; this enables primary carer to either continue with their education, remain in employment or to have a break from the caring responsibilities so they can pursue leisure activities. Our service is currently available twice weekly, on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10am – 3pm.

On a weekly basis, we invite practitioners from Sandwell Primary Care Trust, Sandwell Homes, Health Foundation Trust, Sandwell Adult and Community Services plus a broad range of Voluntary, Community and Independent Organisations to raise awareness of available services.

Also, on a three or six monthly basis we have Healthcall Opticians & Hearing Services visiting our Centre so that Service Users can have their eyes and ears tested.


We currently operate a three prong referral system.

For referrals associated with Adult & Community Services Block Contract; we only receive referrals from qualified Social Workers or Practitioners that form a part of Integrated/Virtual or STARS Team

If individuals that do not meet the above criteria, but they have a Carer who needs respite, they may be able to access our service through the Carers Special Grant.

For individuals that do not meet the above two areas, or if they live outside of the borough; we will set up a spot purchase contract.

African Caribbean Community Initiative
August 13, 2016

Welcome to ACCI

The African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI) is a holistic and comprehensive support service for the African Caribbeans affected by mental ill health. Our services include supported housing and advice, day opportunities facilities and specialist outreach. We also provide an extensive and holistic counselling and therapeutic service and facilitate a dedicated and proactive Carers’ Support Group.

For over 20 years ACCI has worked in partnership with service users, local authorities, health providers and the local community to ensure our provision remains relevant and service-user focussed. As a community based social enterprise, ACCI has built a reputation for high quality mental health training and consultancy. Our West Midlands based centre is also registered as a health and social care ’student placement’ facility.

At the heart of ACCI’s service is the mission to deliver high quality services and influence local, regional and national mental health policy and delivery.

ACCI Board Member Vacancies

ACCI is currently looking for individuals who have the time, commitment, expertise, enthusiasm and is interested in becoming a Board Member to sit on the Trustee Board.

We are looking for individuals with skills in finance, human resources, legal and business development or if you have other skills that you think would benefit our organisation, please contact Thess Gooden, Office Manager, on 01902 571230 for a Nomination Form and further details

August 13, 2016


‘ Do you work full time and wish to know your elderly parent or
loved one is in safe hands during the day?

‘ Do you want to reduce your anxiety by knowing that your elderly
parent relative goes to a day centre where they will be cared for
throughout the day?

‘ Are you a carer and need a break from care giving duties whilst
knowing that your loved one is in good hands‘?

Hibiscus is a specialist service day care provider for older
adults who can no longer manage independently or who
are isolated and lonely. They are enabled to socialise while
still receiving much needed care services at the same time.
Q We offer planned programmes and activities designed to promote well being.
Activities available include: arts and crafts, gentle exercise, health checks and
talks, tai-chi and complementary therapies, line dancing, quadrille dance, bingo
and dominoes. Regular trips and short holidays are organized throughout the year.
Q We operate in a safe, supportive and cheerful environment.
Q We provide nutritious meals that accommodate special diets and refreshments
throughout the day.
Q We enable older adults with the opportunity to get out oi the house and receive
both mental and social stimulation.
Q We give carers a much-needed break to attend personal need or simply to rest
and relax.
Q We provide sale‘ convenient, reliable transport which is wheelchair accessible.
To find out more about our services please call Hibiscus
Centre on D208 519 6159 or email hibiscuscentre@gmai|.com.
Take a step in improving he quality of life for your loved one and give usa call.
Hibiscus Community Centre, Buckingham Road. Stratford, London E15 ISP
Charity No.10503-12

Ace Project CIC
August 12, 2016
Ace Projectspringing new life in us all

Affinity Community Engagement Project CIC

Affinity Community Engagement [ACE] Project CIC was founded in 2010 with a visionto provide support services for people in the community who are challenged by obstacles or adversary. We at ACE Project CIC recognize there are many situations that can disempower people in our community, such as

  • disability

  • lack of practical & emotional support

  • transportation

  • lack of finance

  • isolation & discrimination

  • cultural needs

  • age

  • single parenting

We at ACE Project CIC believe that with a bit of time, support and care, people in our communities can overcome barriers to living a fulfilled life, in their communities and the wider society.
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