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Asian Elders Support Scheme (formerly Solace Community Care)

 

Asian Elders Support Scheme provides services to older people from South Asian Communities. It has five projects: Domiciliary care for older people, for those with a learning and physical disability and for people with mental health support needs.  Other key services provided are a day centre and lunch club.

All the services are adapted to suit the diverse needs of the Asian communities.  

We provide a personal care service that can be tailor made to clients’ specific needs. This includes: dressing; feeding; washing; toileting; shaving; respite care; cleaning; cooking; taking medication; other housework.

The Day Centre provides a place for older people to come to during the day and meet other people of the same age. Day Center Clients can get involved in many activities such as exercise, therapy and yoga sessions. Clients also play games, go on outings and sing religious songs.

We also have a number of local services that frequently provide free dental and optical checks for our clients. The Day Centre is fully suitable for disabled and wheelchair access. Clients will also have access to disabled toilet facilities. People with moderate dementia are welcome.

Address:
Asian Elders Support Scheme, 5 Beechcroft Road, London, SW17 7BU
Telephone:
020 8767 5455
Opening times:
Day Centre - Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 3:00pm. Lunch Club - Monday to Friday, 12:00 Noon to 1:30pm
Who is it for:
Older people from Asian communities
Languages:
English, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil and Bengali.
Disabled access:
Yes
Buses:
Busses 155, 219, 355
Train/tube:
Nearest Station is Tooting Bec
Sector:
Voluntary

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