Community Activities

Along with all practices in Thornton Heath Network we support the running of many community activities that we encourage you to join in with.

Take a look at what’s on offer….

Whether you fancy joining others for a healthy walk, need some advice about money worries or someone to talk to about other stresses or problems, there is likely to be something for you, and most activities are available free or for a low fee.

You Too Can Sing

When: Term Time Only – Mondays

Cost: £2.50

Location:
Age UK Croydon
81 Brigstock Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 7JH

Telephone: 020 8683 7100

Swing Dance Class

When: Wednesday

Cost: £10

Location: 

Upper Norwood Library Hub
Westow Hill
London
SE19 1TJ

Contact: Emily

LDanza Dance

When: Wednesday 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Cost: TBC

Location: 

Waterside Centre
26 Avenue Road
London
SE25 4DX

Balance and Movement

When: Mondays

Cost: £3.50

Telephone: 020 8683 7100

Location:
Age UK
81 Brigstock Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 7JH

Onsite Contact: June Pilgrim-Ndure

Arts and Crafts

Learning difficulties session.

When: Wednesdays, 6.30-9pm

Cost: Free

Telephone Myrtle: 07956 593718

Location:
St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Rd,
Thornton Heath
CR7 8NB

Line Dancing

When: Thursdays

Cost: £3.50

Telephone: 020 8683 7100

Location:
Age UK
81 Brigstock Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 7JH

Onsite Contact: June Pilgrim-Ndure

Step Aerobics

When: Mondays 6:30pm – 7:30p,

Cost: TBC

Location: 2 Eldon Avenue

Life Drawing Class

When: Wednesdays

Cost: TBC

Location: 

Upper Norwood Library Hub
Westow Hill
London
SE19 1TJ

Contact: Emily

Woodcraft Group

When: Wednesdays

Cost: TBC

Location: 

Waterside Centre
26 Avenue Road
London
SE25 4DX

Performing Arts Group

When: Tuesdays, 4-6.30pm

Cost: TBC

Telephone Wendy Kemp: 07969 361898

Location:
St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Rd,
Thornton Heath
CR7 8NB

Creative Art Class

When: Thursdays

Cost: £2.50 (First session free)

Telephone: 020 8683 7100

Location:
Age UK
81 Brigstock Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 7JH

Onsite Contact: June Pilgrim-Ndure

Taekwondo

When: Thursdays, 4-8.30pm

Cost: 35 P.M.

Telephone Tricia: 07832 991469

Location:
St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Rd,
Thornton Heath
CR7 8NB

Counselling and Psychotherapy

When: Monday – Friday

Location: 

St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Road,
Thornton Heath,
CR7 8NB

Contact Gill Borthwick: 020 8768 5387

Nail Cutting service

When: Last Wednesday of the month

Cost: Free

Telephone for bookings: 0208 653 7353

Location:
Parchmore Centre
53 Parchmore Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 8LY

Onsite Contact: Jenny Harms

St Paul's URC - The Guild

St Paul’s Church has being embedded in the local community for many years. We have a host of activities that we run in conjunction with the local community.

For a full list of upcoming activities and details; please feel free to drop in or give us a call to find out more.

Telephone: 020 8768 5387

Home Services Team

Services include: Shopping, Cooking, Laundry, Cleaning, Repairs and maintenance, Nail Cutting

Cost: depends on required service

Telephone: 020 8683 7120

Location:
Age UK
81 Brigstock Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 7JH

Onsite Contact: June Pilgrim-Ndure

Email: home.services@ageukcroydon.org.uk

Parchmore Community Programme

The Parchmore Centre is a Methodist Church that works with local government and other community groups/agencies and local residents to provide a space in Thornton Heath for local people to access community provision.

They also offer a nail cutting service on the First Thursday of each month from 10am.

For a full list of all activities and details of who to contact please visit their website.

Telephone: 0208 653 7353

The Community Centre: www.parchmore.org/community

Community User Groups: www.parchmore.org/usergrps

Age UK - Croydon

Age UK Croydon offers a wide range of activities and services, mainly at our new base at 81 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath.

They also provide vital Home Services, which focus on the needs of older people in the Croydon Borough: www.ageuk.org.uk

For a full list of activities please visit their website: www.ageuk.org.uk/croydon

Family Cooking Programme

For families that want to learn to cook healthy.

When: Thursdays

Cost: Free

Location:

Salvation Army
66 High Street
Thornton Heath
CR7 8LF

Mindfulness for Wellbeing

15Free 12 week sessions (limited places)

Would you like to feel calmer, less stressed, sleep better, focus more easily, identify and transform negative thinking to live a more positive and fulfilling life? The Mindfulness may help.

When: 
Monday evenings
St Pauls Church
St Pauls Road
Thornton Heath. Between 6 – 7.30pm

Monday Afternoons
St Stephen’s
Warwick Road
Norbury/Thornton Heath. Between 1 – 2.30pm

Contact: Peter Lawrence 07712 329468

Email: mindfulbells@yahoo.co.uk

Over 50s Breathing & Relaxation Class

When: Tuesdays, 10.30-11.15am

Cost: £3

Telephone: 0208 653 7353

Location:
Parchmore Centre
53 Parchmore Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 8LY

Onsite Contact: Jenny Harms

Community Golf

Free over 65’s Golf. Interactive “no-frills” golf sessions. Have fun whilst being active with friends old and new. All abilities/disabilities welcome. All adaptive equipment provided.

Telephone Jenny Harms to book: 020 8653 7353

When: Every Tuesday (17th April – 19th June 2018), Join us anytime between 10:30-11:30am

Location: Parchmore Methodist Church & Community Centre, 53 Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath CR7 8LY

Zumba Class

When: Wednesday: 09:30am – 10:30am & 10:45am – 11:45am

Cost: £4.50

Location:
Age UK Croydon
81 Brigstock Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 7JH

Telephone: 020 8683 7100

Extra Time Club

Socialise and Free Exercise for the over 50’s

When: Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm

Cost: Free

Telephone: 07702 550 881

Location:  Salvation Army, 66 High Street, Thornton Heath, CR7 8LF

Activities: Table Tennis, films, music, informal exercise,board games, short mat bowels, Nintendo Wii games and free tea and coffee

Email: health@palaceforlife.org

Over 50s Exercise

Come and join Janey for group exercise. All levels of fitness. All welcome!

When: Thursday 11:00 – 12:10

Cost:  Free

Location: 

St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Road,
Thornton Heath,
CR7 8NB

Contact Gill Borthwick: 020 8768 5387

Active Line Dancing

When: Thursdays, 2.30-3.30pm

Cost: £4.50

Telephone: 020 8683 7100

Location:
Age UK
81 Brigstock Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 7JH

Onsite Contact: June Pilgrim-Ndure

Seated Exercise Class

When: Mondays, 10.30-11.30am
Fridays

Cost: £3

Telephone: 0208 653 7353

Location:
Parchmore Centre
53 Parchmore Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 8LY

Onsite Contact: Jenny Harms

Balance and Movement

When: Mondays, 10-11am

Cost: £4.50

Telephone: 020 8683 7100

Location:
Age UK
81 Brigstock Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 7JH

Onsite Contact: June Pilgrim-Ndure

50+ Swimming Program

Patients over 50+ with mobility issues please join us for our free Swimming program. 12 weeks, regular attendance advised for full benefit.
Please ask your GP, Nurse or Health Care advisor to sign you up for our Free 12 week programme.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am-11.30am

Cost: Free

Location:
Nuffield Croydon Central
44 Surrey Street
Grants Entertainment Centre
Croydon CR0 1RJ

Email: carolinesingende@croydonsocialp.com or jenninebailey@croydonsocialp.com

Over 50s Exercise Class

When: Tuesdays, Cost: Free
Thursdays, 11am-12pm, Cost: £2

Telephone: 020 8768 5387

Location:
St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 8NB

Onsite contact: Gill Borthwick

Tai Chi (Parchmore Centre)

When: Thursdays, 10-11am

Cost: £4

Telephone: 0208 653 7353

Location:
Parchmore Centre
53 Parchmore Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 8LY

Onsite Contact: Jenny Harms

Ladies Fitness Classes

Tuesday and Wednesday at 10.30am
19 Hood Close, Off Derby road, West Croydon CR0 3SN
Call Husna: 07534 974795

– Thursday at 7.30pm
Queens Community Centre, Turner Crescent CR0 2NP

St. Paul's Yoga Class

Join our yoga class.

When: Tuesdays

Location:

St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Road,
Thornton Heath,
CR7 8NB

Contact Gill Borthwick: 020 8768 5387

 

50+ Dance Classes

Dance Therapy classes, no booking required and you can register on the day.

When: Fridays, 9.45am – 10.45am

Location:
Lynton House, 304 Bensham Lane
Thornton Heath
CR7 7EQ

Sharing Reading ARCC

When: Tuesday to Friday

Cost: Free

Location: 

CVA Resource Centre
82 London Rd
Croydon
CR0 2TB

Luncheon Club / Day Centre

When: Tuesday to Friday

Mini bus picks up from 10am
Lunch from 12.30-2.30:
Tuesday to Friday includes Tea / coffee /main meal and dessert

Referral from GP / Social Services
Self-Referral allowed regular attendance needed

Cost: £5 and £2 for mini bus pick up

Telephone (Jenny Harms): 0208 653 7353

Location:
Parchmore Centre
53 Parchmore Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 8LY

Onsite Contact: Jenny Harms

Memory Tree Cafe

If you are living with dementia or know someone who is, come and join us for activities, games, music, conversation and friendship.

When: Wednesday between 13:30 – 15:00

Location: This is in association with Croydon age UK and will take place at Age UK, Croydon, 81 Brigstock Rd, Thornton Heath, CR7 7JH.

Read and Relax

Our free Shared Reading group is a place to relax, meet local people and
share stories with others every week. Just sit down and enjoy listening to
a great story or poem — there’s no pressure to talk or read. Reading
materials and refreshments provided! Look forward to seeing you there.

Telephone Bryony: 07812 238375

Email Bryony: bryonylittlefair@thereader.org.uk

Telephone Jenny: 0208 653 7353

When: Thursdays, 11am – 12:30pm

Location: Parchmore Community Centre, 53 Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath CR7 8LY

3cs Counselling / Coffee and Chat

When: Fridays, 10am-12pm

Cost: Free

Telephone: 020 8768 5387

Location:
St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Rd,
Thornton Heath
CR7 8NB

Onsite contact: Gill Borthwick

Bingo

When: Fridays: 1.30-3.30pm

Cost: £1

Telephone: 020 8683 7100

Location:
Age UK
81 Brigstock Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 7JH

Onsite Contact: June Pilgrim-Ndure

Norbury Juniors Chess Club

When: Mondays, 5.30-7.30pm

Cost: from 5.30pm 1hr session for £5 / 2hrs £10

Email: info@a2ndvoice.com or rqchessacademy@hotmail.co.uk

Location:
(Above Lloyds Bank, Entrance on Stanford Road)
1433a London Road,
Norbury,
SW16 4AW

Hive Class

When: Wednesdays

Cost: Free

Location: 

St Johns Church
1 Sylvan Road
SE19 2RX

Onsite Contact: Father John

Tea and Chat

When: Wednesdays: 1.30-3pm

Cost: £2.50 (First session free)

Telephone: 020 8683 7100

Location:
Age UK
81 Brigstock Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 7JH

Onsite Contact: June Pilgrim-Ndure

Short Mat Bowls Session

When: Wednesdays, 6-10pm

Cost: Free

Telephone Jean: 020 8686 9938

Location:
St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Rd,
Thornton Heath
CR7 8NB

Extra Time 50+ Free Tea & Coffee

When: Thursdays

Cost: Free

Location: 

Salvation Army
66 High Street
Thornton Heath
CR7 8LF

Community Gardening Group

When: Once a month, Friday at the end of the Month

Cost: Free

Telephone: 020 8768 5387

Location:
St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Rd,
Thornton Heath
CR7 8NB

Onsite contact: Gill Borthwick

Parent & Baby Group

When: Fridays

Cost: Free

Location:
92a Parchmore Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 8LX

Job Club

When: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Cost: Free

Location: Thornton Heath Library

Employability Project

50’s plus support for finding work

Cost: Free

Telephone: 020 8683 7100

Location:
Age UK
81 Brigstock Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 7JH

Onsite Contact: June Pilgrim-Ndure

Email: auk@ageukcroydon.org.uk

Croydon Healthy Homes

Croydon Healthy Homes supports Croydon households struggling to heat their homes and pay their fuel bills.

The scheme is for people who own their home or rent it from a private sector landlord, and is aimed at families at risk of being in fuel poverty or with a member living with a medical condition which could be exacerbated by living in a cold home.

Qualified Energy Assessors can visit residents and support them to increase the energy efficiency and thermal comfort of the homes and reduce fuel poverty by:

  • Ensuring all timers and controls are set appropriately
  • Offering advice about reducing their energy use
  • Fitting FREE small energy saving measures,
  • Helping residents get onto the best fuel tariffs for them

There is no charge for a Home Visit or any of the measures fitted (Home Visits will be allocated on a first come, first served basis).

Referrals (or self-referrals) for a Home Visit Using take place online: www.croydon.gov.uk/healthyhomes; call freephone number 0800 292 2529 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) or by completing a paper referral.

Further information and referral sheet are available here

Housing Advice for Tenants

When: Tuesdays and Fridays

Cost: Free

Telephone: 07999 055 405

Location:
St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Rd,
Thornton Heath
CR7 8NB

Onsite contact: Madeleine

Food Bank

When: Wednesdays

Cost: Free

Location:
CPMI Church
92a Parchmore Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 8LX

Croydon Vineyard English Classes

When: Thursdays

Cost: Free

Telephone Caroline Greaves: 07745 38552

Location:
St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Rd,
Thornton Heath
CR7 8NB

Free Hot Meal

You’re invited to Foodcycle Norwood Junction for a tasty 3-course meal.

When: Every Friday at 7pm

Location:
Oasis Academy Ryelands
Oakley Road
London
SE25 4XG

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

Telephone: 0800 328 0006

Email: info@capuk.org

Welfare Benefits & Universal Credit Advice

When: Mondays, 9am – First come, first served

Cost: Free

Telephone: 0208 653 7353

Location:
Parchmore Centre
53 Parchmore Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 8LY

Onsite Contact: Jenny Harms

Young Girls Thrive

Empowerment session, 12-15 age group

When: Mondays, 6.30-9pm

Cost: £4

Telephone Sherisha Hayes: 0203 488 2319

Location:
St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Rd,
Thornton Heath
CR7 8NB

Counselling and Psychotherapy

When: Mondays and Fridays

Cost: TBC

Telephone Denise Chesire: 07974 779357

Location:
St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Rd,
Thornton Heath
CR7 8NB

Falls Exercise Class

When: Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm (12-week session)

Cost: Free

Needs referral from NHS / GP Contact Ritu Karlekar: ritukarlekar@nhs.net

Location:
St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Rd,
Thornton Heath
CR7 8NB

Onsite contact: Gill Borthwick

Helping to Improve your Finances

Eversley Practice will be hosting a series of fortnightly workshops led by All Inclusive looking at ways to improve your finances.

Led by financial practitioners from All Inclusive sessions will focus on the following:

– 25th Jan, Managing and reducing debt
– 7th Feb, Tips on budgeting and increasing income and reducing expenditure
– 21st Feb, Learning about credit file and improve credit rating
– 7th Mar, Pension planning
– 21st Mar, Housing and finance
– 5th Apr, Mortgages and interest rates
– 19th Apr, Careers in financial sector

Workshops run from 2-3pm at Eversley Practice.
For further information, please contact Julie on 07988 861851

Breast Feeding Class

When: Thursdays, 10am-1pm

Referral only

Location:
St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Rd,
Thornton Heath
CR7 8NB

Onsite contact: Gill Borthwick

Mersham Food Bank

When: Saturdays

Cost: Free

Location:
Elim Pentecostal Church
Mersham Road
Thornton Heath

Debt Team at South West London Law Centres

Telephone: 020 8767 2777

Email: debt@swlc.org