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As of 4pm on 17th March 2020, and in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Saxon Day Centre will close until further notice.
The welfare of our clients and their families, as well as our staff and volunteers, is paramount. We are especially concerned as many of our clients are frail elderly people, and Coronavirus appears to pose a more serious health risk to this vulnerable section of society. Consequently, based on the advice given by HM Government yesterday we have concluded that we cannot remain open.
These are challenging times which require all of us at the Saxon Day Centre as well as clients and their families/carers to balance risks and make difficult decisions. For our part, we will continue to review the situation and hope to reopen at some point in the future. We will strive to provide updates as appropriate via our website and social media.
We are grateful to our clients and their families/carers for their support of the Centre and to our staff and volunteers for their hard work and diligence in providing the care and support to our users.
The Saxon Day Centre is located in central Orpington and is a friendly, mainstream day care centre operated by Age Concern Orpington & District, a not for profit, charitable company.
We cater for elderly clients, including those who are physically frail and/or have dementia and who are in need of a day out from their home environment, or whose carers need a day of respite. We are open from Monday to Friday and currently have the capacity for up to 60 clients a day.
Our vision is to offer a thriving and affordable day care centre and to provide valued services to meet the demand of the elderly in the Orpington & District community.
Our qualified, experienced, care staff are on hand to attend to all personal care needs and provide a range of daily activities to support the physical and mental well being of our clients.
We believe that the Saxon Day Centre offers the best quality elderly day care in the Orpington area.
Click here to open an article in the News Shopper which captures a day in the life of those involved at the Saxon Day Centre and highlights the work we do.
For the latest updates and news please see our social media pages – links below.
Age Concern Orpington is a not for profit, charitable company. We are a stand-alone organisation, dependant on income generated by the Saxon Day Centre. We are also immensely grateful to benefactors and members of the local community for kind donations as this makes all the difference to us.
You can make a donation by contacting our Centre Manager or via our Virgin Money Giving page (see bottom of the page for a link).
More on the history and current governance of the Saxon Day Centre can be found here.