The Westway is open - we are following government COVID Secure guidelines so booking is essential: 01883 347230
The Westway is an inclusive community resource centre in Caterham. We aim to work with local people of all ages and volunteers to develop services that combat social isolation and support those in need.
Westway weekday activities
The Westway has a programme of activities Monday to Friday - social groups, leisure, exercise and creative sessions are available most mornings and afternoons. Our Membership scheme has been paused during this uncertain period and all activities are open to everyone.
We are serving fresh cooked lunches on-site on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and to respond to local need we have introduced home delivery Meals on Wheels for people living locally – all meals are £5
Our Hairdressers and Podiatrists are back – call to arrange an appointment. Services are available to people of all ages at a subsidised rate. The Men in Sheds are also up and running again for those who enjoy woodwork.
Our new outreach project starts November 2020 supporting individuals who are lonely or isolated, and families who are more vulnerable at the moment. The project will continue work undertaken during lockdown and will include:
- Welfare Fund – financial help for those in need (up to £200)
- Shopping and prescription collection support
- A handyman service
- Phone befriending
- Equipment - support to source at low cost or free, recycle and supply
- Resilience planning – building confidence and providing practical support to local people
- Shopping Shuttles – free lifts to the shops with Dial-a-Ride
We are still able to offer limited availability to people wishing to book the centre for functions – subject to current legislation.
For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about Surrey Choices please call 01483 806650.
In October 2019, Tandridge District Council handed over the running of the Douglas Brunton Centre in Caterham to a community based charity on a three year lease. The centre has been renamed the Westway Community Cafe and Wellbeing Centre.
The trustees of the new charity, with continued support from the Council, have created a community hub which provides new and existing activities and services benefitting and enriching everyone who visits, including existing centre users. The look of the centre and aspects of its layout have been improved to attract people of all ages.
The Manager and Volunteer Co-ordinator, assisted by a host of volunteers ensure everybody’s needs are catered for.
For more information visit www.thewestway.org.