The Dennis Centre

5-27 Clarence Avenue, Ilford, IG2 6JH, United Kingdom Call 020 8709 2654 Download a brochure Send an email


Based in Redbridge, The Dennis Centre is for people who are living with memory impairment or who have been diagnosed with a form of dementia.



Open Now!

Opening Hours

9.30am-3.30pm 2 days a week. Days TBC

Contact

Please contact the centre on 020 8709 2654  or email helpline@jcare.org for more information.

Service Available

Activity for The Dennis Centre members will now be held at Ilford Federation synagogue, based near to Vi & John Rubens House.

The Dennis Centre building is now being used for the production, packing and distribution of Meals on Wheels for the area. We believe this is the best use of the building while we await approval of our planning application to redevelop the Redbridge Jewish Community Centre. In the meantime, we are also able to make use of better, more up-to-date facilities in local synagogues.

The centre will operate two days a week. This is to reflect the changes in attendance we had noticed before the pandemic with these days being the most attended and preferred by those attending our centres.

We will continue to offer a hot, kosher meal on site, and a Jewish Care minibus will operate for those members who need additional help with transportation.

There will be no changes at all to our membership or attendance fees, and they will remain as they were before the pandemic.

It offers activities, care and support which can enhance the overall wellbeing of the person living with dementia.

Professional staff work in close partnership with volunteers, helping to offer a warm, friendly and Jewish environment for all members to enjoy. Each client receives his or her individual care plans as part of the referral and assessment process. 

The centre offers a very high level of care for up to 25 people a day and clients can attend as many days as required depending on their individual  circumstances and places available. 

Additional support is also available from one of Jewish Care’s other services, such as home care. Carers can get support too through the Carers’ Network.

Services include:

  • transport to and from the centre which may be arranged dependent on availability
  • personal care: bathing, hairdressing, limited laundry service, home care
  • active enjoyable programme of activities, that may include outings
  • first class kosher meals
  • support for carers

Referrals and Admissions

Referrals can be made directly by social workers, care managers, GPs, hospitals and families.

Community Services available to members:

The Dennis Centre’s online social groups and activities

This is the place to catch up with your friends from The Dennis Centre in our social events such as chatty cafe, tea parties, chaps that chat and more.

Online Events and Speakers

From online speaker events to quizzes and cooking, we've got a variety of online events. You can see the full programme of activities at jewishcare.org/keepingactive 

Meals on Wheels

Jewish Care is providing Meals on Wheels to 3 times more people than before the Covid-19 pandemic. To access Meals on Wheels for The Dennis Centre please click here.

Linda who is a befriender now keeps in touch with older members of the community on the iPad and phone now.

Befriending

If you or someone you know is feeling lonely or isolated and needs our services, we are still open and here for you and them.  Find out more information about requesting a Befriender here.

Support with Technology

Do you or someone you know need a helping hand when it comes to technology? Please contact our Jewish Care Direct Helpline on 0208 922 2222 or email helpline@jcare.org for more information.

Jewish Care Direct Helpline

Please contact our Jewish Care Direct Helpline on 0208 922 2222 or email helpline@jcare.org for more information with a member of our confidential Helpline.

Social Work and Community Support Service

Supports individuals, families, carers and communities by enabling people to make a meaningful difference to their lives, with dignity and choice. Find out more here