Residents in Teddington, those who currently access Elleray Hall day centre, and users of two local charities for adults and children with disabilities, have been invited by the council to help shape plans for a new community hub.
Richmond Council would like to hear residents’ views on the facilities used for these services – looking at current buildings within its ownership.
The Council would like to understand whether facilities and services are able to meet the needs of local people now and whether they will in the future, for example ensuring they are accessible for all, are of a suitable quality standard, and offer value for money.
The Council are considering that the Hall could be a venue where local people come together, to access support, information and advice linking in with other local services, including Teddington Library.
The Council has held initial discussions with local service providers – RAID, RUILS – and Teddington Older People’s Welfare Association that manages Elleray Hall to discuss the possibility of piloting this new model in Teddington.
Elleray Hall is a popular daytime social centre for older residents. The Council and the community value this local provision and there is the opportunity now to look at how best this can be provided for the future to provide a modern environment in a fit for purpose building.
Local Teddington charities RUILS and RAID support adults and children with disabilities. They provide information, support, advice, advocacy and activities from 4 Waldegrave Road.
Richmond Council aims to engage with users of these services, and the wider community, on proposals to create a community hub in Teddington.
The Council want to work with the community from the start, to help shape the future vision for the project. Therefore, from 21st February – 9th March, ongoing engagement will be carried out across the community, with information available online. A drop in session will also be held at Elleray Hall on the 28th February from 4pm – 8pm.
Cllr Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council Joint Deputy Leader, Environment, Community and Business, said:
“This Council aims to put the community at the heart of everything we do.“Over the past few years we have worked hard to develop a partnership with the strong and vibrant voluntary and community organisations across the borough. It is important that these groups and organisations have the facilities they need to provide the services that the borough needs in the future.
The drop in session will be on 28th February from 4pm – 8pm at Elleray Hall, Elleray Rd, Teddington TW11 0HG