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Who we are

The Riverside Dover is an independent local charity which is a community hub for the residents of Dover.

Our dedicated staff and volunteers enable us to offer a range of services in Dover and the surrounding rural areas. We offer social opportunities, activities, lunches and a snack bar Monday to Friday, as well as other essential services for the whole community.

Our mission

Promoting dynamic services, support and activities which help adults share and enjoy a richer community and personal life

Opening hours

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 3:30pm

Saturday & Sunday* – Closed

Contact us

Telephone
01304 207 268

Email
admin@riversidedover.org.uk

The Riverside Centre
Maison Dieu Gardens
Dover
Kent
CT16 1RL

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If you would like more information please complete the below form and someone will get back to you.

    Our Services

     

    At The Riverside Centre we aim to provide vital support and life-enhancing services to the residents of Dover and surrounding rural villages.

    The Centre is available to everyone, however we do provide an extensive range of personalised services for older people and the wider community.

    All our staff are caring and committed to providing the best service possible.

    Click on any of the headings to find out more information.

    For further enquiries about all our services please call 01304 207268 or complete the form at the bottom of the page

    Meal delivery service

    We are able to deliver a 2 course meal for £8.00 to your door every day (excluding weekends). A tea of a sandwich and snacks can be added for an additional £4.00

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    Lunch & Refreshments

    Our Centre is open from 9am to 3pm. A 2 course meal is served Monday – Friday at 12:15pm (see the Menu Tab)

    We also open for Sunday lunch on the LAST Sunday of every month. It is £8.00 for a 2 course meal and booking is essential.

    If you prefer, you can enjoy a light snack and drink from our snack bar which is open from 8:30am to 3pm

    Take-away

    The Centre is now offering take-aways! For just £3.50 you can take home a tasty stew – they are frozen so you can pop them in the freezer for another day – they’ll just need reheating. Stews can be ordered from the kitchen or the snack bar in the Centre.

     

    Weekly activities

    At our Centre we have a wide range of daily activities which anyone can join. Activities start from 10am. For details see the Weekly Activity/Clubs Tab

    Exercise classes

    We offer weekly fitness classes, (which can be completed seated or standing)

    A great a opportunity to improve your fitness and meet new people!

    Centre Hire

    Our Centre is available for hire for day and evening events. We offer competitive prices and can provide hot drinks and snacks if required.

    Footcare

    We offer 30 minute Footcare appointments in our onsite clinic room for £23

    Dementia & Me

    Riverside Dover provides a Dementia & Me service which includes Dementia Coordinators and a Dementia Organiser.

    The Centre offers Carers coffee mornings, Memory Cafes, a befriending service and an information and advice clinic.

    To find out more see our Dementia & Me and Dementia Services Tabs

    To find out more about our services complete the below form

      Two new services coming soon to The Riverside Centre!

      Keep an eye on our website and Facebook for more details.

      Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our Monday Quiz and Boccia (Indoor Seated Bowls) are CANCELLED until further notice.

      We have a new service available!

       

      There will be people to help here at the Centre , the Bechange Community Hub in Aylesham and at Age UK in Sandwich.

       

      It may be that we are able to give you some immediate support, or you may need some longer-term assistance. 
      If we are not able to help you with a specific area that is concerning you then we will help you to access assistance from other agencies.

       

      If you would like more information please complete the below form and someone will get back to you.

        Meet the Dementia & Me team

        Our Dementia Co-Ordinatiors are a single point of contact for help and support for all things dementia related across the area and will be able to visit you in your own home, create a support plan, and offer a wide range of support and advice. 

        What’s on in May

        Memory Cafes

        These sessions are informal gatherings for anyone who may need support, information or advice about all aspects of Dementia. Join us for advice, a cuppa, or just a chat at:

        The Riverside Centre on the first Wednesday of every month from 10am until 12pm and Lydden Village Hall on the third Monday of the month from 10am until 12pm

        Carers Coffee Mornings

        Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month from 10.00-12.00 for advice, a cuppa, or just a chat . The coffee mornings are an informal gathering for anyone who may need support, information or advice about all aspects of Dementia and to meet other carers to share experience

        Information & Advice

        Do you need support such as care services?

        Come along to one of our regular Drop-In Clinics for information and advice from a range of professionals such as:

        • Dementia & Me Coordinator
        • Mental Health Team
        • Community Warden
        • DDC
        • Crossroads
        • Carers Support

        Dementia Services

        Dover Riverside Centre are proud delivery partners of the Dementia & Me co-ordinators programme lead by Age UK Herne Bay & Whitstable in the Dover Town, Total Health Excellence East and Total Health Excellence West Primary Care Network areas. If you are registered at any of the following surgeries, you will be eligible for a service from Dover Riverside centre:

        • St James Surgery
        • Peter Street Surgery
        • Buckland Medical Centre
        • The High Street Surgery
        • Lydden Surgery
        • Aylesham Medical Practice
        • Pencester Surgery
        • White Cliffs Medical Centre
        • Guildhall Street Surgery
        • The Surgery (Lyminge)
        • Sandgate Road Surgery
        • The New Surgery
        • Manor Clinic

        Please note: If you are registered with another surgery in Kent, you will still be eligible for a service. To find out who your dementia co-ordinator is, please call 01622 943 257 or email us: hokh.dementiareferrals@nhs.net

        Dementia & Me Co-ordinators will be a single point of contact for help and support for all things dementia across the area. Our Dementia & Me Co-Ordinators will be able to visit you in your own home, create a support plan, and offer a wide range of support and advice.

        Our Dementia & Me Co-Ordinators can help you:

        • Develop an adaptive support plan to help you manage changing needs throughout the dementia journey
        • Highlight the importance of a diagnosis and attend Memory Assessment appointments with you and your carer
        • Identify and arrange access to appropriate support groups for your diagnosis, offering support to take the first steps in these settings
        • By offering emotional support and advice around diagnosis and difficulties arising from dementia symptoms
        • Understand the services available locally and refer to and signpost to a wide variety of organisations with specialist expertise in dementia support or for other support needs

        Though your co-ordinator may help you find more specialist advice in some instances, your assigned co-ordinator will remain with you throughout the process and act as a single point of contact, so that you don’t have to see a different person for every problem you may encounter.

        To find out who your Dementia & Co-ordinator is for the above surgery’s is please call 01304 207268

        Diabetes Peer to Peer support

         

        If you, or someone you know, has diabetes and would like some support there are now two Peer to Peer support groups for over 18s. One is at The Riverside Centre and one is in Deal Community Clinic. The meetings are once a month in the afternoon from 2pm until 4pm in Deal and now twice a month here at the Centre.

        Fresh & Nutritious

        Our Centre is open for a 2 course lunch for £8.00 or snacks from Mon – Fri

        We also offer a 2 course lunch, delivered hot to your door, from  Mon – Fri & Sun for £10.00.  An Afternoon Tea can be added for an additional 4.00

        Menu for week beginning

        *10th June

        (Available in the Centre and for delivery)

         

        Monday

        Lasagne, garlic bread and side salad

        Fruit sponge and custard

         

        Allergens:  milk, wheat, eggs, sulphites

         

         Tuesday

        Roast chicken, roast potatoes, vegetables

        Trifle

        Allergens: milk, eggs

         

        Wednesday

        Cottage pie and seasonal vegetables

        Fruit and cream

        Allergens: milk

         

        Thursday

        Beef casserole, mashed potatoes, vegetables

        Cinnamon apple and custard

        Allergens: milk, eggs

         

        Friday

        Breaded chicken, new potatoes, vegetables

        Orange sponge and cream

        Allergens: milk, wheat, eggs

         

        Saturday 

        Choice of soup, salad or stew (delivered on Friday for £5)

         

        Sunday

        CLOSED

         

        Lunch £8.00 / Lunch & Tea £11.50

        Tea: Sandwich of your choice & 3 other snack items

         

        Alternatives available this week are:

        Jacket potato, salad, savoury mince, chicken.

        Tinned fruit and cream, fresh fruit and cheese & biscuits are always available as a dessert alternative.

         

        *Menu may be subject to change

        Menu for week beginning

        *17th June

        (Available in the Centre and for delivery)

         

        Monday

        Sausages with onion gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables

        Fruit and cream

        Allergens: milk, wheat

         

        Tuesday

        Chicken wrapped in bacon, roast potatoes, grilled tomatoes, peas

        Ginger sponge and cream

        Allergens: wheat, eggs, milk

         

        Wednesday

        Roast pork, roast potatoes, vegetables

        Apple pie and custard

        Allergens: wheat, milk, eggs

         

        Thursday

        Cheese and tomato quiche, new potatoes, coleslaw, salad

        Banana and custard

        Allergens: milk, wheat, eggs

         

        Friday

        Cottage pie and vegetables

        Sultana sponge and custard

         Allergens:  eggs, milk, wheat

         

        Saturday 

        Choice of soup, salad or stew (delivered on Friday for £5)

         

        Sunday

        CLOSED

         

        Lunch £8.00 / Lunch & Tea £11.50

        Tea: Sandwich of your choice & 3 other snack items

         

        Alternatives available this week are:

        Jacket potato, salad, savoury mince, chicken.

        Tinned fruit and cream, fresh fruit and cheese & biscuits are always available as a dessert alternative.

         

        *Menu may be subject to change

        Menu for week beginning

        *24th June

        (Available in the Centre and for delivery)

         

        Monday

        Beef casserole, dumplings, new potatoes, vegetables

        Fruit crumble and custard

        Allergens: wheat, milk, eggs

         

        Tuesday

        Chicken and mushroom pie, mashed potatoes, vegetables

        Rice pudding

        Allergens: wheat, milk, mustard, soya, celery, eggs

         

        Wednesday

        Fishcakes, mashed potatoes, peas

        Lemon sponge and cream

        Allergens: milk, eggs, wheat, fish

         

        Thursday

        Roast turkey, roast potatoes, vegetables

        Chocolate chip sponge and custard

        Allergens: milk, wheat, eggs

         

        Friday

        Sausage, hash browns, beans, mushrooms, egg

        Peaches and cream

        Allergens: milk, eggs, wheat

         

        Saturday 

        Choice of soup, salad or stew (delivered on Friday for £5)

         

        Sunday

        Roast beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, vegetables

        Fruit crumble

         

        Lunch £8.00 / Lunch & Tea £11.50

        Tea: Sandwich of your choice & 3 other snack items

         

        Alternatives available this week are:

        Jacket potato, salad, savoury mince, chicken.

        Tinned fruit and cream, fresh fruit and cheese & biscuits are always available as a dessert alternative.

         

        *Menu may be subject to change

        Light snacks

        (Available in the Centre)

        Sandwiches – From £1.50

        Toasted sandwiches – From £1.60

        Beans on 2 slices of Toast – £1.50

        Egg on 2 slices of Toast – £2.50

        Bacon/Sausage Baguette – £2.50

        Sausage rolls – Small 40p Large 80p

        Cupcakes – From £1.00p

        Slice of cake – £1.00p

        Scone & butter – £1.00p

        Scone, cream & jam – £1.50

        Biscuits – 40p

        Crisps – 60p

        Hot & Cold Drinks

        Tea   £1.00

        Coffee  Small – £1.00 Large £1.50

        Hot Chocolate Small – £1.00 Large £1.50

        Cans 80p

        Bottled water 70p

        10:45am – 11.45am – Yoga – £5

         Join an hour long Yoga session

        12.00pm – 12:45pm – Seated Yoga – £3

        Join our session of seated Yoga

        11:45 – 12:15 – Quiz CANCELLED UNTIL FURTER NOTICE!

        12:15pm – Lunch Club

        Come in for a hot meal served at 12:15pm – 2 courses only £5.00

        1:00pm – 2:00pm  – Indoor seated bowls (Boccia) – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTER NOTICE!

        Boccia is a fun ball game similar to bowls. It can be played by individuals, pairs or teams.

        10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Knit & Natter – Free

        Come along and join the our Knit & Natter sessions, where you can chat and meet like minded people. Our informal groups welcome anyone interested in knitting and /or crocheting and all abilities are welcome. Some needles and wool will be available but it is advisable to bring your own along.

        12:15pm – Lunch Club

        Come in for a hot meal served at 12:15pm – 2 courses £8.00

        1:00pm – 2:00pm – Bingo – 50p per book 

        Bingo is a fantastic, easy game to play.  Join us for a 6 page session, where you can play from just 1 book. We play for 1 line and a full house – prizes include chocolate bars for the line and prize money for the house. Drinks, cakes and snacks available from the snack bar.

        10:00 – 12:00 – Hearing Aid Clinic

        For any issues with hearing aids or for new batteries

        10:00am – 12:00pm Memory Cafe

        Informal gathering every FIRST Wednesday of each month for support, information or advice about all aspects of Dementia.

        12:15pm – Lunch Club

        Come in for a hot meal served at 12:15pm – 2 courses only £5.00

        2:00pm – 4:00pm – Activity Sessions

        Activities such as Arts & Crafts, Cooking and Healthy Living

        Between £3.00 and £6.00 per session

        10:00am – 12:00pm – MCST Session

        Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy providing activities

        proven to stimulate the mind and maintain memory and cognition.

        12:15pm – Lunch Club

        Come in for a hot meal served at 12:15pm – 2 courses £8.00

        1:00pm- 2:30pm – Card Making

        Card making activities every Thursday

        Basic materials will be supplied but feel free to bring your own

        Sessions are free to join, however small donations are welcome to help cover costs

        1:30pm – 2:30pm – Exercise to Music

        £3.00 per session

        6:00pm – 7:00pm – Yoga

        An hour of relaxing evening Yoga

        10:00 – 12:00 – Carers Coffee Morning 

        The coffee mornings are on the THIRD Friday of the month. They are informal gatherings for anyone who may need support,

        information or advice about all aspects of Dementia and to meet other carers to share experiences

        11:45am – 12:45pm – Yoga

        A relaxing hour of Yoga

        12:15pm – Lunch Club

        Come in for a hot meal served at 12:15pm – 2 courses £8.00

        JUNE

        Wednesday 5 – Nature Connection Programme Week 5

        Wednesday 12 – Nature Connection Programme Week 6

        Friday 21 – 80s Night! (with curry and rice dinner!)  6:30pm-9.30pm

        Tuesday 25Duck Soup will be here singing  – 11:00 – 12:00

        Friday 28 – Afternoon bingo – eyes down at 3pm

        Sunday 30 – Sunday lunch at the Centre,  served at 12.15. (£8.00 for 2 courses) BOOKING ESSENTIAL

        JULY

        Friday 5 – Fashion Show Doors open 6pm. Show starts at 6.30pm Entry £6.00 (includes tea/coffee and cake)

        Friday 26 – Afternoon Bingo (eyes down at 3pm)  and Evening Quiz (from 7pm)

        Sunday 28 – Sunday lunch at the Centre,  served at 12.15. (£8.00 for 2 courses) BOOKING ESSENTIAL

        Tuesday 30 – Barry Goss will be here singing  – 11:00 – 12:00

        The Riverside Centre Charity Shop

        The Riverside Centre Charity shop is located in Biggin Street, Dover.

        The proceeds from our shop go directly to The Riverside Centre to help provide the support that we offer.

        Our high street shop has many different items for sale such as men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, toys and games, home furnishings, bric a brac, books and much much more.

        We regularly post to FacebookTwitter and Instagram with special offers, promotions and stock.

        Online shop coming soon

        Donations

        We are continuing to accept donations at our shop from Monday to Saturday between 9.00am and 3.30pm

        Support Us

        With your help the Riverside Centre can continue to reach out to more older people in the Dover community to give them the support they so desperately need.

        Your donations go towards the centre being able to provide a community hub for adults offering social opportunities, activities, food & drink, essential support, advice and friendship. We also offer a range of services for the whole community.

        It could be someone who is struggling with chronic loneliness or they need advice to help them cope with the problems later life can bring, no one should feel they have no one to turn to. 

        With your help we can support so many more people, giving them the support, advice and companionship they need.

        Thank you.

        You can help us by making a donation by clicking on the Donate now button at the top of the page, in person, over the phone or by cheque.

        If you would like to find out more about how your donations support The Riverside Centre please call 01304 207268 or complete the below form.

          Vacancies

          Volunteer vacancies

          Meal Delivery Drivers

          Do you have between 2 & 4 hours spare per week? Would you like to give this time to help people within your local community? The Riverside Centre is seeking volunteers to join our friendly team to assist us in delivering hot meals to people in the Dover area.

          We require:

          Volunteers to help at lunch times to deliver meals to people in the local community between the hours of 11:30am and 1:00pm. The role will require car users. Mileage costs are paid. We offer a meal delivery service Mon – Fri & Sun

          To apply please call 01304 207268 and speak to the Centre Manger

          Charity shop volunteers

          We are currently recruiting for volunteers to support our charity shop. We are looking for volunteers who can help sort donations and provide excellent customer service working on the shop floor. Some till experience would be beneficial however not essential as all training will be provided.

          Shifts available: Wednesday 1pm – 4pm, Thursday 9am – 1pm and 1pm – 4pm, Friday 1pm – 4pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm & 1pm – 4pm.

          No previous experience required.

          Part-time hours: 4 per week

          To apply please call 01304 207268 and speak to the Centre Manger