Supporting the Riverside Centre in Dover

I am supporting the Riverside Centre with their efforts to secure extra grant funding.

A new chef and a meals-on-wheels service are some of the changes at Dover’s community hub for the elderly. The former chef at Walmer Castle has been cooking meals at the much loved centre in Maison Dieu Road since November, with lunches charged at £6 and transport to the centre at £8. A new meals-on-wheels service is due to begin in the coming weeks with meals delivered for £7.

Trustees at The Riverside Centre say numbers have increased in recent months, with at least 20 people every day. They also want to open up the facility, located in the heart of Dover next to the River Dour, for other local groups to use.

I met with trustees and spoke to elderly people and primary school children using the building.

The Riverside Centre is so important to our community – a space for older people to get support and socialise together. They are doing amazing work and I supporting their bid to raise funds.

It was also great to meet so many people there, all of whom told me how important the centre was to them. We must do everything possible to help elderly people access the support and services they need.

Anyone interested in using their services is advised to call the centre on 01304 207268.

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