The Zacchaeus Project works to tackle the long-term needs of older people and their carers by enabling them to participate more actively in positive community activities. As a ministry of the Methodist Church in Tower Hamlets, which links grass-root projects across the borough, the Zacchaeus Project aims:
- To promote the physical and mental health of older people and their carers through social and recreational activities
- To advise and support members in accessing benefits, caring and health services to which they are entitled;
- To signpost members to statutory and voluntary sector services such as respite care, occupational therapy, transport services, hospices, bereavement services and specialised support for carers and people experiencing long-term health conditions;
- To raise awareness amongst third sector and statutory organisations about health issues affecting older people and their carers; To identify and provide holistic approaches to addressing health issues affecting older people through programmes of complementary therapies and fitness activities;
- To support socially excluded older people and their carers in achieving their full potential through educational and training opportunities;
- To build on the strength of the local community to make a contribution to decision-making processes which affect their lives;
- To provide a variety of services for older people and their carers under one roof.
Activities are for Members Only, but it is free to join. Ask a member of staff or one of our volunteers for a form and hand it in at the office. Everyone is welcome!
Working Together for a Better Future
Centre Manager: Deborah Brady
Advice & Guidance Coordinator: David Calvin
Admin & Advice Support Worker: Catherine Preece
REGISTERED CHARITY NUMBER: 1134888