Out and about in the community
Interested in volunteering?
Age Concern Epsom & Ewell is an independent community charity working with older people in the borough.
Volunteer drivers needed! For our medical transport service. Many older people worry about how they will get to medical appointments and who will help them once they are there. Could you drive our clients to their medical appointments, stay with them and then take them home? Once a week, once a month - whenever you can! Our volunteer drivers are kind, helpful and patient. If you can help please contact Liz Hope for more information about volunteering on phone: 01372 732458 or email: email@example.com
A men's group opportunity: Are you 65+ and living in the borough? Would you like to meet likeminded men to share activities of your choice? We are here to enable you to do this! Call Ian on 01372 732463 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sunnybank Trust - Friends to those with a learning disability
If only we could make more people smile! Volunteers needed for: Buddying, Advocacy, Fundraising, Social Clubs, Penpals. Contact Felicity, telephone: 01372 749871 or email: email@example.com For more info visit www.sunnybanktrust.org
For when you need support
Learn English - join a free course!
Starts September - Thursdays; 9.30am-11.30am (term time only)
Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom KT18 5AQ
Course lasts 24 weeks. Free childcare facility available by agreement. A course for beginners. Learn to write, read and speak English. Gain confidence and meet other people learning English. For more information and to join the course speak to Nanette, ETHOS Employment and Learning Advisor, phone: 07904 908871.
Epsom Safe Haven - when you need support in an emotional or mental health crisis.
Open every evening from 6pm - 11pm
The Larches 44 Waterloo Road Epsom Surrey KT19 8EX
Safe Haven offers help and support to anyone going through an emotional or mental health crisis. It's an informal, safe space that supports each individual to take control of, and improve, their own mental health. No appointments are necessary, the team will greet people as they arrive and support them in a way that suits their needs. For more information visit www.surreydownsccg.nhs.uk/emotionalwellbeing
Drugs stopped working? Time to draw the line? We can help!
St Martin's Church, Church Street, Epsom KT17 4PX
If you have a problem with cocaine or other drugs, we can help. Talk to Cocaine Anonymous: 0800 612 0225 (free from UK landlines); 0300 111 2285 (mobile friendly) For more info visit: www.cauk.org.uk
Citizens Advice Epsom & Ewell
Advice sessions, Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm
Ewell Foodbank, Ruxley Church, Ruxley Lane, Ewell KT19 0JG
Welfare benefits, money & credit problems, employment, education & healthcare, immigration & residency, human rights, family & personal issues. Want to know more? Visit www.caee.org.uk/uk/news or call the Foodback office on 0208 786 8221.
Action for Carers Surrey
There are new contact details for local carer support enquiries across Surrey. For more info please see: http://www.actionforcarers.org.uk/what-we-do/adult-carer-support/
Epsom & Ewell Talking Newspaper
Epsom & Ewell Talking Newspaper is a weekly free audio news service for those who have difficulty reading. The Newspaper service includes local borough news, magazine articles and general features recorded weekly and distributed on a memory stick to local residents who are blind, partially sighted or have difficulty reading. For more information call 01372 721519 and leave a message or visit www.eetn.org.uk
Let's Talk Epsom
Every Wednesday; 7.30pm - 9pm
St Barnabas Church, Temple Road, Epsom KT19 8HA
A weekly self help group where people who are affected by any kind of depression can meet to share experiences and coping strategies with others in similar situations. For further details contact Allen 07817 471 656. Love Me - Love My Mind charity.
Conquest Art - Enriching the lives of people with disabilities
Conquest Art is a charity that work with those whose life is limited by disability and health issues, working creatively can bring relief, relaxation and an improvement in wellbeing and our groups also bring the opportunity to make new friends. Why not visit one of the groups, give it a try, use your imagination and let your creativity flow! All art materials are provided and you would receive a very warm welcome. Absolutely no art experience is necessary, just come along and join the fun.
Locations and timings for our five art Groups in Cheam, Ewell, Epsom, Stoneleigh and Worcester Park:
Ewell: 1pm - 4pm; Christ Church Ewell, Cheam Road, Ewell, KT17 1AD
Stoneleigh: 2pm - 4pm; Stoneleigh Methodist Church, Stoneleigh Crescent, Epsom KT19 0RT
Epsom: 2pm - 4pm; Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom, KT18 5AQ
Worcester Park: 1.30pm - 3.30pm, St Mary’s Cuddington, The Avenue, Worcester Park, KT4 7HL
Cheam: 2pm - 4pm; St Paul’s Church Centre, Northey Avenue, Cheam, SM2 7HS
Volunteers are the people who make Conquest Art possible. Could you join the team?
Your few hours a week could make a real difference to people's lives. All our art groups need a team of volunteers with a variety of different gifts from organisational skills, artistic experience to someone dealing with the money or making the tea. But most of all we need your enthusiasm.
We are currently seeking volunteer helpers willing to support our art group held at the Epsom Methodist Church every Tuesday from 2pm - 4pm. Please contact us for more information and we can arrange for you to visit the group to see what the role involves and to meet the other volunteers and members. Phone Tina on 020 3044 2731, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.conquestart.org
Stoneleigh Community Library
For information on what's on see: http://www.surreycommunity.info/stoneleighcommunitylibrary/
Try Greek dancing!
Monday evenings; 8pm - 10pm
Beginners welcome. No partner needed. £2 per evening. Contact Bryan on phone: 0208 397 0008 or email: email@example.com
The Crypt, St Martin's Church Hall, Epsom KT17 4PX
Be Strong. Be Healthy. Be Happy. For more info visit: www.doyogawithchar.com
Banstead Tuesday Club
Tuesdays; 10.30am - 3pm
United Reformed Church, Woodmansterne Lane, Banstead SM7 2EX
A social club for people with dementia and their carer. Guest speakers, entertainers, craft activities, music and appropriate refreshment throughout the day. Come along to see if you would like ot join or contact Lyn on 07546 958299 for more information.
Summer Lovin' Choir
Evening rehearsals on Wednesdays 8, 15, 22 and 29 August; 7pm-8.30pm
Unity Hall, Epsom
Four weeks of fun and funky summer singing. Book your place now! For more info phone: 07745 852836, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.theultimatevoice.org
'You must remember this' Sing back the memories
Wednesdays (except first Wednesday each month); 2pm-3.30pm
Stoneleigh Methodist Church, Stoneleigh Crescent KT19 0RT
Cost: £1.50 per week. Contact, Jeanne on: 07729 028850. As we get older we may develop memory problems, sometimes associated with dementia. Singing exercises body and mind and when we sing together it can revive memories and stimulate the brain whilst sharing in fun and laughter and making new friends. Everyone should be accompanied by a friend, relative or carer, who will have the opportunity to meet others in the same situation and share their experiences in a friendly atmosphere over a cup of tea. No previous singing experience is necessary, just come and enjoy yourself!
The Heart & Soul Epsom Choir
Wednesdays; 8pm - 9.30pm
Unity Hall, Depot Road, Epsom KT17 4RJ
Do you enjoy singing? Fancy a little pick-me-up every week? Then come and join us. No audition, no neeed to be able to read music - just pitch up and sing! Bring a friend if you liek and come for a free trial session. To find out more and to book your free trial session call 07745 852836, email: email@example.com or visit www.heartandsoulchoir.co.uk
An evening of meditation
Wednesdays; 7.30pm - 8.30pm (please arrive by 7.15pm)
Ewell Court House, Lakehurst Road, Ewell KT19 0EB
An introduction to meditation and mindfulness. Blankets, cushions and water will be provided. Please feel free to bring along an extra blanket. Cost £10 per session. Contact Susan Kinsey at Purple Feather to book on 07762 727 511 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Booking is necessary as spaces are limited.
Salsa - For Beginners & Improvers
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
£8 per class/£6 for students and seniors. No booking required/no partner required. For more info visit www.lovetosalsa.co.uk or call mobile: 07584 188481.
Try Morris Dancing with Ewell St Mary's Morris Men
Thursdays; 8.30pm or when you can make it
Scout Hut, 106A West Street, Ewell KT17 1XR
No experience necessary. Contact us on 0208 3974763 or 07761 824646 or email: email@example.com or visit our website: www.ewellmorris.co.uk or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ewellmorrismen
Thursdays; 2pm - 3.30pm
The King's Church, Gibraltar Crescent (off Longmead Road), West Ewell KT19 9BU
Come with a friend or carer! Singing is a good physical exercise and when we sing together we listen to each other, we laugh together and we share happy moments and memories. Come and sing songs you love, new songs and songs you thought you had forgotten. A group especially for those with memory problems. For more details call Barbara on 0777 574 1994 or 01306 884 656.
Third Thursday of every month; 6pm - 8pm
The Banstead Centre, The Horseshoe, Banstead SM7 2BQ
An evening for people who have dementia, their carers and family. Come and join our friendly group for a chatter, tea or coffee, sandwich and cake. Transport is available for people living in Epsom and Ewell. £3 charged to cover costs. Just come along or contact Lyn on 07546 958299.
Need help to get a job?
The Ethos Project - Epsom Job Hub
Every Friday; 12noon - 2pm
Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom KT18 5AQ
Visit the job hub if you are unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week, or ring Nanette Chandler on mobile: 07904 908871. No appointment needed. Laptops/internet for job searching, get help with online job searching, help with job applications and CVs.
Stoneleigh Job Club
Tuesdays 10am - 12noon
Stoneleigh Library, 1 The Broadway, Stoneleigh KT17 2JA
Helping you take the steps into work. This all ages Job Club is for you if you're - seeking your first job, changing your career, need help with your CV, interview skills and more. Website: www.stoneleighjobclub.co.uk, tel: 07941 231072, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter: @stoneleighjobclub, Facebook: stoneleigh job club.
Mayor drops in at Wellbeing Daycare+
The Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Councillor Neil Dallen dropped in at the Wellbeing Daycare+ information evening held earlier this month at the Community and Wellbeing Centre in Sefton Road, Epsom.
With the withdrawal of some adult social care funding, we’ve enhanced our services at the Community and Wellbeing Centre at the Longmead to provide an adult day care service. Wellbeing Daycare+ offers tailored individual day care for the over 50s who need some extra support in a home from home and dementia friendly environment.
We know that caring for a loved one can take a toll on family members, and our day care service can provide a much-needed break as well as benefits for your loved one. Our experienced team is friendly welcoming and treats members with patience and respect. The team focuses on each individual’s abilities and interests.
•Gentle arm chair based exercises
We offer two options; a full day session, at £40 per day starting at 9.30am and finishing at 4.30pm, Monday to Friday; and half day sessions, which are charged at £20. Lunch can be provided, at an additional charge, or the guest can bring in their own packed lunch.
For more information visit https://epsom-ewell.gov.uk/residents/communities-wellbeing/wellbeing-centre
For further details email email@example.com or phone on 01372 72758.
Image: The Mayor trying out some of the activities at the information evening.