About us

BeSocial@theCentre is a registered charity* that offers a friendly, caring environment to older residents of our community.

We provide stimulating activities and entertainment in a supported, safe and welcoming environment where the welfare and well-being of our members is our primary concern at all times.

Our dedicated and professional team is led by Manager Vicky Weaver. Our staff and volunteers, all strive to provide the highest standard of care while promoting independence and freedom of choice for our members.

The Centre in Langley Road, was purpose-built in 1993 and refurbished in 2017. It has modern facilities with a large day room, hairdressing facilities, kitchen and small garden space. 

BeSocial@theCentre is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am - 3pm.

*Registered Charity No 1010742

Our team

All staff are employed with an appropriate level of experience and qualifications and are as follows:

Centre news

FIVE STARS FOR FOOD HYGIENE

We've been given a top, five star rating by the Food Standards Agency for hygiene levels in our Centre kitchen.

The 'very good' rating came after a spot check by a Food Inspector who called at the Centre without warning.

Staff and volunteers run the kitchen using it to serve hot lunches and regular refreshments throughout the day.

The rating is is a snapshot of the food hygiene standards found at the time of the inspection and cover such areas as; handling of food; food storage; food perparation; cleanliness of facilities and how food safety is managed.

Geoff Onions, Centre Management Committee Chairman, said: "We are very proud of this award and I'd like to congratulate our staff and dedicated kitchen volunteers who not only do a superb job, but also maintain superb hygiene standards. This shows everyone's dedication to the Centre and reflects the excellent standards to which we aspire throughout the Centre. Well done and thank you everyone."