Dementia services

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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

*Open on the last Sunday of every month (Bookings only)

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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    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, open for all ages.

    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 £7.50 to your door every day (excluding Saturday), a tea can be added for an additional £3.50

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    Lunch & Refreshments

     

    Our centre is open from 9am to 3pm, our 2 course meal is served Monday – Friday at 12:15pm (see the Menu on our Home Page)

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

    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.

    Community Hub

    Our popular Centre aims to help people to be independent , improve quality of life and spend time with other people.

    Weekly activities

    At out centre we have a wide range of daily activities where anyone can join in, activities start from 10am.

    Exercise classes

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

    Footcare

    We offer 30 minute Footcare appointments in our onsite clinic room for £18.00

    Hairdressing

    We have Men’s and Women’s Hairdressing appointments available every Friday in our onsite salon at competitive prices

    Information & Advice

    Riverside Dover can provide free impartial Information and Advice from our trained members of staff

    To find out more about our services complete the below form

      Fresh & Nutritious

      Our centre is open for a 2 course lunch for £6.50 & snacks Mon – Fri

      We also offer our 2 course lunch delivered hot to your door Mon – Fri & Sun for £7.50, a Tea can be added for an additional £3.50

      Menu for week beginning

      20th June*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)

      Monday

      Corned beef hash, green beans and carrots

      Strawberry cheesecake

      (Allergens: )

      Tuesday

      Liver & bacon, mash, cabbage and swede

      Vanilla sponge and custard

      (Allergens: )

      Wednesday

      Chicken and vegetable pie, carrots and cauliflower with Roast potatoes

      Lemon mousse

      (Allergens: Milk)

      Thursday

      Cottage pie, peas and carrots

      Banoffee Pie

      (Allergens: )

      Friday

      Toad in the hole, cabbage and carrots

      Lemon sponge and whipped cream

      (Allergens: milk, eggs)

      Saturday 

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

      Sunday 

      Roast Beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, carrots, cabbage, parsnips and gravy

      Apple & cinnamon crumble and custard

      (Allergens: Milk,)

      NB: (Gravy served daily Allergens: Wheat, milk, eggs, soya, celery, mustard)

      Lunch £7.50  Lunch & Tea £11

      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

       4th July*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)

      Monday

      Minced beef cobbler, cabbage, swede & roast potatoes

      Crunchy apply crumble & custard

      (Allergens: milk, wheat, soya, eggs)

      Tuesday

      Diced chicken & mushroom pie, cabbage, carrots & mash potato

      Sweet macaroni

      (Allergens: wheat, milk)

      Wednesday

      Sausages in onion gravy, mash potato, swede & peas

      Sticky toffee pudding & custard

      (Allergens: wheat, milk)

      Thursday

      Hunter’s chicken roast potatoes, peas & carrots

      Fruit & cream

      (Allergens: milk, celery, soya, wheat, mustard)

      Friday

      Battered fish, mash potatoes & peas

      Lemon cheesecake

      (Allergens: soya, fish, milk)

      Saturday 

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

      Sunday 

      Roast Beef , roast potatoes, carrots, swede & parsnips, yorkshire pudding, stuffing

      Fruit crumble & custard

      (Allergens: wheat, milk)

      Lunch £7.50  Lunch & Tea £11

      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

      27th June*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)

      Monday

      Sausage casserole with crusty roll

      Treacle tart with cream

      (Allergens: milk, wheat, eggs)

      Tuesday

      Scotch egg, new potatoes & salad

      Pear crumble & custard

      (Allergens: Milk, wheat, eggs)

      Wednesday

      Chicken & leek potato pie, peas & carrots

      Manderin sponge & custard

      (Allergens: wheat, milk, eggs)

      Thursday

      Cheese & ham quiche, salad potatoes, coleslaw

      Strawberry Gateaux

      (Allergens:  milk, eggs wheat)

      Friday

      Steak pie, mash potato, swede & cabbage

      Bread & butter pudding & custard

      (Allergens: Wheat, milk, eggs)

      Saturday 

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

      Sunday 

      Roast gammon, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, carrots, swede, parsnips and gravy

      Haney cake & custard

      (Allergens: Milk, wheat, eggs)

      NB: (Gravy served daily Allergens: Wheat, milk, eggs, soya, celery, mustard)

      Lunch £7.50  Lunch & Tea £11

      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

      11th July*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)

      Monday

      Chicken & leek pie, mash, carrots and cabbage

      Rhubarb crumble and custard

      (Allergens: celery, wheat, milk soya, mustard)

      Tuesday

      Cheese and onion quiche, salad potatoes, peas and grilled tomato

      Jelly, fruit and cream

      (Allergens: milk, eggs, wheat)

      Wednesday

      Corned beef hash and green beans

      Cream tea – fruit scone, butter, jam and clotted cream

      (Allergens: milk, eggs, Sulphur dioxide)

      Thursday

      Roast gammon, roast potatoes, cabbage and swede

      Syrup sponge and custard

      (Allergens: milk)

      Friday

      Fish pie, peas and carrots

      Cream tea – fruit scone, butter, jam and clotted cream

      (Fish, milk)

      Saturday 

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

      Sunday 

      Roast chicken, roast potatoes, carrots, swede & cabbage, Yorkshire pudding & stuffing

      Stuffed apples and custard

      )Allergens: milk)

      Lunch £7.50  Lunch & Tea £11

      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 – £1.80

      Sausage rolls – Small 40p Large 80p

      Cupcakes – From 45p

      Slice of cake – 75p

      Scone & butter – 75p

      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

      Upcoming events

      June

      Wed 1st June from 10.30am – Jubilee Party with Norman Hollingworth singing, bingo and a quiz. Selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones. £3 entrance fee.

      Tues 7th June at 5pm – Client forum – come and have your say on The Riverside Centre.

      Tues 14th June 11am – 1pm – Police surgery. Raise any concerns with your local officers.

      Sunday 26th June– Open for Sunday lunch. Join us between 12:15pm and 1pm where you can enjoy a sit down 2 course Sunday roast for £6.50

      July

      Charity Quiz Night – Friday 1st July – Join us for an evening of fun at our Charity Quiz night starting at 7pm, £4 per person with teams of up to 6 people. There will also be a Raffle with food and soft drinks available from our snack bar, or bring your own food and drink.

      Saturday 23rd – Summer Fayre

      Sunday 31st –  Open for Sunday lunch. Join us between 12:15pm and 1pm where you can enjoy a sit down 2 course Sunday roast for £6.50

      August

      Friday 6th – Dover Regatta

      Friday 12th  – Bingo Night

      Friday 26th – Summer Ball

      Sunday 28th –  Open for Sunday lunch. Join us between 12:15pm and 1pm where you can enjoy a sit down 2 course Sunday roast for £6.50

      September

      Wednesday 7th – 2.30pm Client Forum. Join us to have your say on the Riverside Centre.

      Friday 16th – Quiz night

      Sunday 25th – Open for Sunday lunch. Join us between 12:15pm and 1pm where you can enjoy a sit down 2 course Sunday roast for £6.50

      October

      October

      Friday 14th  – Race Night – Entrance includes food

      Sunday 30th –  Open for Sunday lunch. Join us between 12:15pm and 1pm where you can enjoy a sit down 2 course Sunday roast for £6.50

      Dementia Services

      KCC and the CCG have jointly funded brand new dementia contracts for which we are excited to be a delivery partner.

      As part of this contract, we will be providing a Dementia & Me Organiser, who will be setting up and delivering valuable post-diagnostic services for people living with dementia and their carers, such as Dementia Cafés, one-to-one befriending, and peer support groups, along with many more.

      We will also be delivering the Dementia & Me Co-Ordinator service, who will act as a single point of access for people living with Dementia and offer hands-on support, attending appointments with clients, and completing a support plan with them which will grow and change with the person living with dementia throughout their journey, in addition to connecting them with other dementia support services. One co-ordinator will be present in each PCN and part of a network of 42 co-ordinators across the county.

      Please be aware that the service is not yet live, but co-ordinators will be finishing their training in the coming weeks and details on how to refer will be available here soon.

       

      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.

        News

        August 2021

        Food satisfaction survey – The Riverside Centre aims to provide quality meals all those who attend. In July 2021 we asked our clients to complete a food satisfaction survey to determine how satisfied they were with the quality and variety of the meals.

        Click the link below to view the results

        An Audit of Food Satisfaction 2021

        September 

        We are now happy to bring back some of our much loved daily activities and events, take a look at out weekly activities page to see what we have on offer.

        Newsletters

         

        Newsletter April 21

        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 plus 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 recieve donations at our shop on the below days, however donations are currently limited to 2 bags per day

        Mondays – 9am – 3pm

        Wednesday – 9am – 3pm

        Fridays – 9am – 3pm

        Vacancies

        Paid opportunities

        Dementia Coordinators

        Would you have the skills and motivation to support people affected by dementia to access the knowledge, information, advice, treatments, support and care they need to remain as independent as possible within their families and communities?

        Working with a group of local GP surgeries our Dementia Coordinators are there to support people along the dementia journey; from before they get a diagnosis right through to end of life.  They provide support to people affected by dementia, helping them to navigate the health and social care system and manage the many challenges of living with a progressive condition.

        For more information see https://riversidedover.org.uk/dementia-coordinator/ or call 01304 207268 and speak to the Centre Manager.

        To apply for this position please visit indeed

        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