January 2018 Newsletter

News 2018 01
A Successful year for Friends’ Social Day Service — 

The Social Day Service provided by the Friends of Crowborough Hospital was started in January 2015, as a transition from a previous NHS Health Care service. A number of the previous clients and volunteers transferred to the Friends from the previous provider – East Sussex Health Care Trust (ESHT).

The Friends’ vision is of the Social Day Service as a community based service with sessions designed to facilitate social inclusion and beneficial activity for potentially isolated and often frail individuals within the community. Importantly, it is primarily the volunteers who are the facilitators of social interaction and activity for clients, and this makes for a highly valued service that is cost-effectively viable.