Disability and Dementia
Since the early 1970s CREST has been caring for older people with a disability. Over the last few years, responding to need, this has expanded to encompass people in the early stages of dementia as well. We offer a day opportunities service which includes transport to and from one of two centres, group games, activities and exercise, as well as a healthy cooked lunch.
Called CREST Club, these operate from two centres in Chingford and Walthamstow three days a week, fifty weeks a year. Each group can accommodate on average twenty people. CREST is committed to providing a day service which will enable and support people to socialise, to learn new skills, to become more active and to live healthier, more independent lives. In doing so, we are discreetly monitoring the health and welfare of particularly vulnerable people. But overall, we are committed to providing a service that is full of fun and laughter and that makes a very real difference to people’s lives.
Most afternoons a guest speaker attends bringing older people and volunteers together for an afternoon of stories, information, singing, laughter and lively conversation. We also aim to build links with local communities and schools promoting inter-generational relationships and helping to foster relationships between older group members, volunteers and the wider community.
If you’d like further information, go to the CREST Club website by clicking here.