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Frequently Asked Questions about The Canterbury Care Centre
We know that it can be daunting visiting a new place, below are some of the questions that new members often ask about the Canterbury Care Centre.
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Coming to the Canterbury Care Centre
where is the canterbury care centre?
The Canterbury Care Centre is at Church House, 23 Waterden Road, Guildford, GU1 2AZ. We the building right next to the big church (Christ Church). You can see a map on our Contact Us page.
We are open on a Monday 9:30am-3:00pm; Thursday 9:30am - 1:00pm; Friday 9:30am-1:00pm. Please do not come to the building outside of those times as it is in use by other people.
What area do you cover?
Anybody that can get to us is welcome at the Canterbury Care Centre. We have people come from all over Surrey and the surrounding areas, including:
can I park on site?
There is limited free parking in the car park at the front of the building, which you are welcome to use, however this can get busy. Cars are parked in our car park at their own risk. Some of the surrounding roads can be parked on, however check the signs to see what charges and restrictions are in force.
There is a bike rack next to the church if you want to cycle and secure your bike.
can i get to the centre by public transport?
Of course you can. Guildford London Road station is a short walk from the Centre. There are also regular buses that stop nearby on the A246 Epsom Road.
Throughout the day tea and coffee is available, along with fruit squash and water. You are welcome to bring your own bottle to re-fill from the tap.
There is strictly no alcohol allowed on the premises.
are there toilets at the centre?
Toilet facilities are available for members to use.
what lunches do you offer and how much do they cost?
On a Monday we offer a choice of home-made sandwiches with salad, crisps, yoghurts and fruit available on the side. Thursday's we vary, we sometimes do healthy pasta dishes, curries etc. Friday's we serve jacket potatoes with a choice of fillings, again with salad, fruit and yoghurts being available. Sometimes special deserts and cakes are brought in too.
Lunches are provided to our members at cost price, so are very reasonable. All the food is made that day and vegetarian options are always available. If you have any specific dietary requirements or allergies please speak to a member of staff.
do the activities cost money?
The activities that take place each day at the Canterbury Care Centre are free of charge.
Trips are also free of charge, but you must be a regular attendee to be invited. Outreach events might have costs associated with them, but please see the details for each event.
can i bring a support worker or family member with me?
Yes of course you can. At the Centre we are unable to provide personal assistance to members, so please bring a carer or support worker with you if you need this.