What we do

Last year, Hestia supported 745 older people in their own homes and day services. Our teams work in Ealing, Harrow, Hounslow, Lewisham, and Wandsworth. 


Age Activity Centre

The Age Activity Centre is a dedicated space for members of the community to meet new people and enjoy fun activities. Members can enjoy keep fit and Tai Chi classes, dominoes club, art classes and a lunch club, providing nutritious meals at a low cost.

Located in Tooting, Wandsworth the centre is open Monday to Friday (excluding Thursday), 10am-4pm. You don’t need to book, just turn up and our staff will welcome you.

Elvio Correia | [email protected] | 020 8767 8426


Calabash Day Centre

The Calabash Day Centre provides tailor-made support if you have a mental health condition, dementia, physical disabilities, and/or personal care needs. Attending the centre allows members to maintain independence and good health, as well as social activity with individuals experiencing similar conditions.

Located in Lewisham, the day centre is open Monday to Friday, from 10am to 4pm. The Lewisham Door 2 Door provides transportation for local residents to and from the centre.

Juliet Greene | [email protected] | 020 8285 1731 


Ealing Hospital Discharge Service

Our Ealing Hospital Discharge Service aims to ease your transition from hospital to home if you are physically ready for a discharge but may require additional support. Our team will ensure you have sufficient access to food, gas, electric and health related supplies. Discharged older adults will also receive follow up visits to ensure that any longer-term needs are being met.


Floating support

Through floating support, our services allow individuals to live independently in their own homes. Our dedicated day centres also allow adults to reduce the feeling of isolation and participate in social activities with other likeminded people, whilst our hospital discharge service aims to ease the transition from hospital to home to reduce the risk of re-admission.

Shakil’s Story

I am 67 and I have had schizophrenia since I was 14. Every morning I am consumed by voices for at least 2 hours. These manifest in terrible audible hallucinations and psychotic thoughts. My condition has left me feeling very isolated and some days I would go all day without speaking to anybody.

I was referred to the Recovery Café by my local mental health service. I was in a terrible way and I was welcomed by a member of staff who gave me a cup of tea, took my information and helped me put together a support plan. I began to attend regularly and after a while I could feel my loneliness seeping away and my emotions beginning to calm.

In July 2017 I joined the Recovery Café as a volunteer, helping staff to welcome new arrivals and supporting the workshops. The staff knew I was an avid reader and writer so they approached me about running my own creative writing workshop. I see every session as adding layers to their personal armour, sharing skills to cope and build their own resilience.

The Recovery Café has changed my life - over this past year I have found purpose and regained stability to my life. In the future I hope to start a group for young people who also suffer from schizophrenia, using my lifetime of experience to give them hope.

Get support

If you would like to know more about our older peoples services, please call 020 7378 3100 


Contact

If you are from a local authority or commissioning body and would like to start working with Hestia, please contact Paula Murphy, Director of Performance & Development | [email protected] | +44 (0) 20 7378 3176