We are a 5-year Lottery funded project that provides opportunities in Kimberworth Park for young people, families and older people who are experiencing isolation and/or loneliness
We offer a person-centred, holistic approach that provides 1:1 support to enable people to make the transition from isolation and/or loneliness to involvement and inclusion. This they achieve by:
Having the opportunity to tell their own story
Developing their awareness of the choices available to them
Identifying services and activities that meet their needs and interests
Increasing their confidence in their own abilities to build relationships in ways that reduces their isolation/loneliness and consequently increasing their ability to remain independent.
If you need support or would like to talk to us, please just give us a ring, send an email or pop in to the Chislett Centre. We offer our time and a friendly ear to listen.
If you know someone who feels they are spending too much time alone or would just like to do more and would like someone to help, please talk to them then about us and encourage them
to make contact.
If you are a group, agency or organisation and you would like to refer someone you work with, please talk to the person about us and complete a referral form which is available from
Open Doors and Older People
Since its inception, almost eighteen months ago, this Big Lottery Funded project has worked with around 80 isolated older people providing an 1:1 holistic person-centred approach to support their transition from isolation and lonliness to involvement and inclusion in community life and activity.
The underlying outcomes of this have been increased self-confidence, an awareness and knowledge in terms of what options they have and choices they can make. The conseqent impact of this support has been an increase in individual self confidence with signifcant moves for many towards independence.
A number of supportive activities have been developed by the project and these include a weekly lunch and activity group, Needles and Natter Group, pamper sessions and continued access to individual support, if needed. People are also encouraged to access other services and activities provided by KPCP and its local partners.
If you want to find out more about this service do please get in touch
Did you Know?
Loneliness and isolation are harmfull to our health; research shows that lacking social connections is as damaging to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day (Holt-Lunstad, 2010).
Young People, Children and Families
A variety of groups are run at the Chislett Centre for young people, children and families.
There is an Opening Doors Young Peoples Group which is available to children and young people, contact us to find out more about this group.
There are also other groups running for children and families, see our children and families section for the groups we run and contact us for more information.