Warmer winter for older people
We provide hot meals for older people and vulnerable adults during our cold spells. We provide house call services to make sure they have adequate heating and provide oil heaters where necessary. We were also one of the areas in Knowsley hosting Winter Warmer Campaign over a 10 week period this included providing information and services and hot meals to older people in the area.
Every Sunday: Doors open from 1pm- till 3pm, this is totally run by volunteers.
This is a freegroup for older peopleto comealong, read and discussion, a great way to keep your mind active Every Wednesday 1.30pm-3pm
This class is for older people (55) and part of the NHS fall prevention , it is a chair based exercise class, usually the group stay and have a chat and bite to eat in the Cafe Hub in the centre.
Tai Chi is on every Thursday from 11am till 12, Cost £1 per session,
SNAP: (Sport Nutrition Activity Play)
Torrington Drive Community Association were very pleased to be involved in this exciting programme in which over 2,500 children and young people in Knowsley benefited, through the new SNAP school holiday activity programme.. Families across Knowsley enjoyed 54 days of Snap holiday provision which included the offer of nutritious food alongside opportunities for fun & play, with 10 of these day events in Halewood over the month of August 2018 attended by 550 children & young people. Knowsley SNAP was delivered by Knowsley Explore a new partnership of local voluntary faith & Community sector organisations linked to the national ‘Feeding Britain’ network. Watch out for events like this in the summer of 2019.
The summer programme was supported by funding from Department of Education, with further support from Knowsley Council’s Children’s Centres and school meal services, and donations of food from Halewood Town Council.
This is an Annual event of switching on the Christmas Lights in the Community, with Family Creative Activities as well as Santa’s Grotto including a Letter to Santa and Family Fire Work Display. The Event took place on Friday 30th November 2018 and was very well attended with almost 350 people taking part.
Christmas Day Dinners
On Christmas Day 2017, TDCA hosted Christmas Dinner in our centre for up to 50 vulnerable people living on their own. This was the first time Torrington Drive Community Association have hosted Christmas Day Dinner and they could not have done this without the support of Your Voice Your Choice and volunteers, including from Grace Church who delivered most of the meals. Christmas Day was a very successful Event with over 50 people availing of our Christmas Meal & activities. We delivered over 22 meals to people across Halewood to those who are house bound and our volunteers spent a little time with each individual in their homes along with a little gift for each person. Once again we cannot thank all volunteers and all Businesses and organisations that made donations to us to make this day happen and thank them for their support and their continued support in the future.
Christmas 2018 This year TDCA supported many families struggling with Food Shopping Vouchers kindly donated by the St John Vianney and Your Voice Your Choice & TDCA kindly donated toys, gifts & hampers for people which TDCA made sure all giving out in time for Christmas.
Day Activities, Summer Programmes,
Halloween Programme/ Disco in collaboration with Elite Street Dance Company, and Christmas Activities: All year round we provide activities free to Children and Families in the local area. Our National Play Day Event is free and very popular to Families in the Area
Summer Trips for older People: We organise low cost trips to various places in collaboration with older people. These trips include Blackpool, Chester Boat Trips, and Southport. Watch out for updates or ring the Centre
For more Information on 0151 443 2168
Summer Trips for Families: We provide low cost affordable trips to Gulliver’s World for families in the area, we also provide Free Mini Sports Camps & Lunch for children in Collaboration with Your voice your Choice.