TCSP TCSP: Social inclusion Telephone: 01843 609337 Email: [email protected] Thanet Hub A 2016 Co-op / British Red Cross study (2016) revealed areas of Thanet to be within the top 39 loneliest places to live in Britain, with older people being particularly at risk of experiencing social isolation. We run an active programme of social inclusion groups, events and day trips to ensure we reduce the epidemic of loneliness experienced by Thanet's older residents as much as possible. We invite you to take a look at some of these. If you think that you, a family member, friend or patient, would like to join up as a member or as a volunteer, please don't hesitate to call us on 01843 609336 or [email protected] and we will gladly tell you more. Your Time socials We run three weekly social groups at various locations across Thanet: Your Time Ramsgate - Wednesday afternoon, 1pm-3pm, Centenary Hall, Hardres Street, CT11 8QP Your Time Westbrook - Thursday morning, 10am-12pm, All Saints' Church Hall, Margate, CT9 5QL Your Time Garlinge - Friday afternoon, 12pm-2pm, Hussar Hotel, Canterbury Road, CT9 5JP These afternoons have different characteristics but all three are very effective at providing places across Thanet where older people can socialise and become part of the community. Your Time Ramsgate Wednesdays 1pm-3pm, Centenary Hall, Hardres Street, Ramsgate, CT11 8QP £2 admission Includes Tea and Coffee A different activity each week, from chair-based exercises, to live music, arts and crafts, and guest speakers Phone and computer help Your Time Westbrook Thursdays, 10am-12pm, All Saints' Church Hall, Margate, CT9 5QL £2 admission Includes Tea and Coffee A different activity each week, from chair-based exercises, to live music, arts and crafts, and guest speakers Phone and computer help Your Time Garlinge Fridays, 12pm-2pm, The Hussar Hotel, Canterbury Road, Garlinge, CT9 5JP FREE admission Lunches from £5.50 £1 for Tea and Coffee Good Company If you or someone you know would be interested in attending Your Time, we would love to hear from you. Just call us on 01843 609336, email us at [email protected], or simply turn up at the venue and time mentioned above. Your Time Day Trips We run regular day trips in partnership with Thanet Community Transport Association. Last year, these included leisurely boat trips along the Rivers Stour and Medway, pub lunches and afternoon teas. Friends were made on these excursions and an excellent time was had by all who went on them. Please note, the trips are chargeable but we work hard to ensure they are reasonably priced. Minibuses are wheelchair-accessible. If you would like to find out more about upcoming Your Time Day Trips, please do call us on 01843 609336 and we will provide you with full details. Silver Sunday Every year we hold a larger event called Silver Sunday - which is part of a nationwide network of events aimed at connecting older people to the variety of leisure and social events, and support services, within their communities. Silver Sunday takes place on the first Sunday of October. Our most recent event was a memorable day at the iconic amusement park of Dreamland Margate when more than 500 people came through the doors! Watch this space for our next event.