The Centre provides its many clients with social contact and friendship in a caring community environment. A number of activities are available if clients wish to take part.
Arts and crafts
Two of our popular activity groups include Art and Crafts where, with support, clients are able to produce some wonderful results.
The volunteer led Sewing Group enables participating clients to make a range of cross-stitched items.
Adult education provides support instruction and enjoyment in areas such as reading, writing, arithmetic, money skills and use of the IT suite.
Popular and entertaining weekly sessions enable clients to participate in constructing a range of wooden items.
The recently introduced gardening sessions give clients an opportunity to get their hands dirty and to make use of the opportunity for growing plants available from the Centre's adapted greenhouse.
Weekly Music and Drama sessions with an external leader are greatly enjoyed by participating clients and provide a varied programme of activities.
A facilitated regular group provides an opportunity for clients to raise issues of interest or concern for discussion with other clients on a confidential basis.
Yoga sessions are available weekly for clients led by an external instructor.
The Centre has, historically, provided a selection of work opportunities.
Unfortunately with the closure of nearly all of Croydon's small manufacturing units and the change in production practices work contracts are now limited. However, some of our clients still enjoy assembling Remembrance Day poppies for the Royal British Legion and envelope stuffing for a local company.
A recent and welcome addition to the Centre has been 'Dudley' who is a Pat Dog (Pets as Therapy scheme). Dudley, with his owner, visits us and enjoys all the attention and stroking that the clients give him.
Games and entertainment
Clients who do not wish to take part in formal activities can make use of the Centre’s available games and pastimes. Games and pastimes are available to cater for a range of interests and activities, from Duplo to a Nintendo Wii. Jigsaw of varying degrees of difficulty are also very popular. The recently acquired Skalectrix layout is very popular.
The Centre also boasts a library which also caters for a range of interests and literacy skills.
Other regular group activities include Bingo, puzzles, karaoke and a film club.