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Registered UK Charity 1100948

ClusterCare

Members

We meet weekly on Tuesdays at the Cropredy Sports Pavilion from 10am until 3pm.  The volunteers and special guests lay on a range of activities including:

  • Educational, e.g. Discussions, Quizzes, Competitions
  • Arts and Crafts, e.g  Card Making, Painting
  • Creative, e.g. Flower Arranging, Sweet Making, Dough Modelling
  • Entertainment, e.g. Entertainers, Speakers, Film Shows, Sing-a-longs
  • Mental Stimulation, e.g. Mind Exercises, Word Target
  • Table Games, e.g. Whist, Scrabble, Dominoes
  • Gentle Games, e.g. Croquet, Curling, Skittles, Wii Sports, Seated Exercises
  • Social, e.g. Birthday Celebrations, Reminiscences, Day Outings, Meals Out

We can take up to 12 members and will support you if required to enjoy the group, so don’t be concerned if you struggle with memory or have disabilities or other ailments. We can also arrange for transport to and from the pavilion using our friendly network of volunteer drivers.

 

ClusterCare can provide a valuable break for the member's carer and time for them to catch up on other things.

 

We normally provide a freshly cooked 2-course hot meal for lunch. Tea and coffee is available, and we usually provide home-baked cakes to take home. For Christmas, we invite the local school to attend to help with carol singing. We also celebrate with a special Christmas lunch which includes all our volunteers and drivers. 

Why Join?

A Typical Day:

  • On arrival, at just before 10 am, members are welcomed by staff and volunteers into a light and warm lounge, where they greet everyone and, whilst they have a chat, they are offered tea or coffee and biscuits.
  • Activities begin when everyone has arrived, by 10.30 am.
  • A hot, two-course, lunch is served at 12 noon.
  • Afternoon activities begin when lunch has been completed.
  • Afternoon tea is served at 2.30 pm.
  • After tea, members are given home-made cake to take home before preparing to leave.
  • Members leave at 3 pm, either making their own way home or being driven home by the team of volunteer drivers.

Joining Information:

Members should come from in and around the cluster of villages north of Banbury, including:

  • Byfield
  • Chacombe
  • Chipping Warden
  • Cropredy
  • Claydon
  • Farnborough
  • Fenny Compton
  • Hanwell
  • Horley
  • Hornton
  • Great Bourton
  • Little Bourton
  • Middleton Cheney
  • Mollington
  • Shotteswell
  • Wardington 
  • Warmington

 

Most sessions are held at the Sports pavilion in Cropredy, which has full disabled access.

 

ClusterCare accepts persons of any class, creed, colour or background, who need some care or support for a physical or emotional problem, or would benefit from socialising in a like-minded group.   We aim to provide members with a warm and happy family atmosphere with stimulation to suit the individual.

 

We recognise individual social, physical and psychological needs, valuing and respecting each person and preserving their dignity, and aim to improve members’ well-being, by helping to motivate, educate and care for their changing needs.

 

We believe in asking our members for their views, so that we can help to develop a service that meets the needs of our members and their interests.

 

Potential members will be assessed to make sure that they are able to join in some or all of the activities and to determine what level of support they may require.  We encourage people to be independent, and members have a choice of making their own way to the pavilion or, we can arrange to use the service of our volunteer drivers.

 

To help cover some of the costs, we make a small charge, but this includes a freshly cooked lunch, tea, coffee and cakes as well as all the entertainment on offer and a raffle.

 

If you think that you might like to join, or have a questions, then please contact our co-ordinator Mo.  Alternatively, if you are passing the Sports & Social Club in Cropredy on a Tuesday between 10am and 3pm, then please feel free to call in and have a chat with Mo, and see what we are up to.
 

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Members' Candle decorating

Sweet-making

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Christmas (with the odd sherry)

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Visit from the local school