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The Centre

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The Pepper Pot Centre aims to provide a comprehensive service for active and disabled over 50's, from the Caribbean community and from the wider population, in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, to enable them to live more independently in their own homes.

The Pepper Pot Centre pools all available resources within the community to meet the socio-cultural, physical, emotional and psychological needs of Caribbean and African elders, ensuring that each individual enjoys a high quality of life.

The majority of members using the Pepper Pot Centre are drop-in but some are day care referals. Carers cater for the special needs of our members. Attendance varies from day to day, but we have an average of 15 day care members and 25 drop-in members attending daily to benefit from our warm and friendly atmosphere.

Our Services

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Activities

We provide a variety of fun and engaging activities to keep members stimulated. We focus on activities which support those with dementia, increase their physicality, mental health and seek to support members to  wellbeing.

Transport

We have our own mini bus which seats 16 people or 12 people and 2 wheelchairs. We can arrange pick ups for a small fee trough social care referrals.

Catering

 

We have amazing in-house chefs who daily cook delicious fresh meals. Each meal is catered with the taste and needs our members in mind and dietary requirements are considered at all times.

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Health & Wellbeing

Outreach

When members are unable to make it into the centre, we make daily phone calls to them to check in and make sure they are ok.

Medical Support

Our NHS Partners carry out monthly Health and well-being sessions for members and we have a first aider onsite at all times. All of our care staff have First Aid qualifications. 

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Care Assistance

We have multiple on-site carers who are here to support our ‘Day Care’ members. This must be pre-organised before coming to the centre if this service is required.

Trips & Events

We often like to get our members out and about to have fun and explore the local area whenever possible. Our trips to the beach and shopping trips, museums and the theatre are the most popular.

Online Assistance

We have an IT suite of 10 computers which our members have unlimited access to during open hours and we offer IT training.  

Membership

Day Care

Information

Disabled members can benefit from our Day Care services. We offer transport Services for these members from the borough, to enable them to attend the Centre. This service needs to be prearranged. Should they live in surrounding boroughs, transport need to be discussed with management if required.

Our onsite, qualified Care Staff provide high-quality, safe and person-centred care. We ensure ongoing liaison with Care Managers to ensure proper monitoring and implementing of individual care packages are followed.

This also includes ongoing liaison with GP’s nurses and family members/carers to ensure the health and well-being of  our service users and to report any deterioration in health.

Drop-in

Information

Active elderly members can use the Drop In services, where they can come and go as they please. We provide advice on how to continue living independently, staying fit and healthy and provide entertaining activities and classes to keep members engaged and active.

Should members need to use the phone or a computer, our onsite staff are at hand to support with IT requirements such as, online research, online applications and any other online queries.

We encourage all our drop-in members to have a copy of the activities schedule so they do not miss their favourite activities, talks, events and trips.

Benefits

  • FREE tea & coffee

  • Active members can enjoy a healthy balanced Caribbean meal.

  • A variety of activities & entertainment

  • Sociability

  • Safe and warm location

  • Close to public transport

  • Trips & events(e.g. Seaside, Museums)

  • Onsite Care Assistance

  • Mental & physical stimulation and recreational activities

  • Respite for home carer

  • Our users are offered a range of services tailored to their needs.

  • Freshly cooked, hot nutritious Caribbean meals, as well as breakfast and snacks are available from Monday to Friday.

Security

The Pepper Pot Centre is a secure location, where all members, staff and visitors have to enter through our secure entrance, passing reception.
*It is mandatory for every person coming in and out of the building, MUST sign in and out.

Additional Services

  • Befriending or Outreach Services for those that are housebound, isolated and/or depressed.

  • General Advice and Information – the services of an Outreach Officer is available to give advice or to forward the user’s query to the appropriate agency.

  • Birthday parties and Christmas parties 

  • Hall/ Rooms for hire

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