Following the launch of its hub in Swanley last year, ellenor has recently started a similar initiative in Dartford – both of which give local people, patients and carers the opportunity to access support and information about ellenor’s services in the heart of their community.
These community initiatives both provide information hubs and clinics and are located at the Swanley Link (opposite Asda) and at The Meeting Place at the Orchard Shopping Centre in Dartford.
“One of ellenor’s visions is to reach more people in the community who need our care or support,” explains Sarah Green, Senior Staff Nurse, Patient and Family Support Team at ellenor.
ellenor has responded to the needs of patients to have a presence in the local community. The charity provides 90% of its care in the home – so offering more services in the community is a natural next step.
“By having a presence in the local community it gives us the opportunity to let our community know who we are and what we do,” says Sarah. “By working in partnership with the people of the community, other care providers and local businesses we can raise awareness and reach more of our community.”
Dates for the hubs:
Swanley Hub, Swanley Link (opposite Asda)
Drop-in sessions (9am to 1pm):
12 April, 10 May, 7 June
Clinics (prebookable from 1.30pm to 5.00pm):
30 March, 27 April, 10 May and 17 June.
Dartford Hub, The Meeting place, in The Orchard Centre.
Drop-in sessions and clinic (1.30pm to 4.00pm):
25 March, 8 April, 22 April, 6 May and 20 May
If you want to know more about the work that ellenor is doing in the community, please contact Sarah Green on tel: 01474 320007 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.