Elleray Community Association

Elleray Community Association

At a glance

Causes

  • Older people / later life

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Regional

Objectives

To further or benefit the residents of London Borough of Richmond without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political, religious or other opinions by associating together the said residents, centre members, and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the objective of improving the quality of life for the elderly, focusing on relieving loneliness and isolation. To promote social inclusion for the public benefit amongst vulnerable adults who are socially excluded. For the purposes of this clause ‘socially excluded’ means adults who are excluded from society, or parts of society as a result of one or more of the following factors: old age; disability; loneliness; isolation; physical and mental health disabilities. The charity objects also aim to relieve those in need in any manner charitable in law.

Activities

Elleray Hall provides a service for adults, with emphasis on the elderly and is based in the centre of Teddington. The Centre aims to enhance the lives of its members by providing a safe welcoming environment where people can socialise and participate in the activities on offer.

Elleray Hall is a warm, welcoming place where adults come to meet and make friends. While they are here, they can join a number of exercise classes to help them keep fit and healthy and participate in a range of activities, events and celebrations to keep them entertained. We also serve a delicious and reasonably priced home-cooked lunch and run outings in our accessible minibus to local places of interest. The minibus can also take people to and from their homes if they cannot use public transport. Our members can also take advantage of our subsidised hairdressing salon and visiting chiropodist. The social club is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm. All in all, it's a real social lifeline that enhances the lives of many older residents living in and around Teddington.

The centre’s main funding is administered by Richmond AgeUK via a contract with Richmond Council, with further help for our activities and some staff salaries from local charities.

In April 2025 we are moving into brand new purpose built premises just across the way from our current site. Once we are there, we will be able to expand our range of services for older people and introduce many new activities, classes and events that will appeal to a very broad section of the local community. We will then be running a wonderful new centre – one that will become a valuable community asset that will have something to offer just about everybody who lives in the area. Exciting times are just around the corner! 

We have a small, dedicated staff team who all report to the Board of Trustees. At the moment we have 6 trustees, with diverse areas of expertise and we are currently looking to recruit more.  We are also reliant on our loyal band of volunteers, without whose help we could not provide all the services we offer.

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