We’re delighted to announce that the Chilton Club has reopened its doors!

We’re excited and thrilled to say that the Chilton Club has reopened, as was announced by our MD – Angel Clark – during an interview on BBC Radio Suffolk. Angel shared a lovely exchange with radio host Mark Murphy during which she told the world about how vital the club is to Sudbury.

In Angel’s words, the Chilton Club was the “heart of the town” for the members of the elderly community and she continued “As soon as we heard the news, we knew we had to do something to save this local service”. Its reopening will see the centre operating much as it did before, but with a few necessary Covid-related changes.

Operating during the pandemic has presented extra challenges, but they have been met as the centre has been transformed in a Covid-safe area with the full range of safety measures implemented. This includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), social distancing and temperature checks conducted on anyone entering the building.

Saved From Closure by 1 Oak Care

The Chilton Club had previously been run for many years by Age UK Suffolk as a daycare centre for the elderly and vulnerable, but following months of economic uncertainty, the company collapsed in late July. This placed the wellbeing and welfare of many needy people into question, as the centre was at serious risk of shutting down for good.

The great news is that Sudbury’s Chilton Club was saved from permanent closure after we stepped in and secured a new lease agreement on the premises. Having reached an agreement with Age UK Suffolk liquidators and the landlord, the club is now under new management!

Providing Much-Needed Care to Those Who Need it the Most

The Chilton club will be absorbed into our Acton day centre, which will make it the biggest facility of its kind in Sudbury. The importance of the services the club provides to those who need it the most cannot be underplayed, as it offers a place for seniors to socialise and enjoy the company of others.

In addition to gardening, crafts and bingo, the club provides a place for people to get together and reminisce, which is particularly helpful for those living with dementia. The Chilton Club offers a lifeline to so many and we’re delighted to have been part in saving it from closure.

Come and Visit Us Today

So if you would like to attend the Chilton Club or you have an elderly loved who would benefit from attending, we would love to hear from you. Just call us on 01787 326555 or email Jilly@1oakcare.com and we’ll do our utmost to get back to you as soon as we can.