Regenerate-RISE Needs Funds Urgently

Plans to buy Platt Centre to expand services to include Reablement Unit

Lunches ....then and now at The Platt Christian Centre


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The Platt Christian Centre mission remains the same - to transform the lives of isolated older people through a programme of care and support which respects, values and encourages independence in later life.

The original Platt Mission

In 2007 the Shaftesbury Society and John Grooms merged to become Livability and in April this year, Livability decided that they were going to sell the Platt Christian Centre.

Regenerate-RISE has been planning to build a 10 bed Reablement Unit for older people on discharge from hospital, in partnership with Liability and suddenly the future seemed very bleak both for the Day Centre services and for their Reablement Centre. They need to raise £640,000 to secure the future of the services that they provide.

Proposed new Platt Centre with Reablement Unit

Mo Smith, Founder and Chair of Trustees told this website: "The plans include maintaining day services for older people on the Ground Floor with the top three floors providing 10 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a therapy room specifically designed for people with Dementia, access to the Ground Floor and office space. The Day Services will be available to all residents and we see it as an integral part of the reablement process. The new Centre will provide nursing care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, one-to-one support, health and wellbeing activities and a range of services that will improve the lives of older people living in and around Putney and Roehampton".

The charity is therefore looking to raise £640,000 to purchase the Ground Floor and a further £1.5m to complete the fundraising to renovate the Ground Floor and build three floors above. Regenerate-RISE is committed to continuing the history of the Platt Mission, albeit in a different format – that will meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable group of people in society today.

The Platt Christian Centre as we know it now

Regenerate-RISE has responded to the Coronavirus Crisis with a programme of outreach and is currently providing 166 weekly Food Supplies, over 200 lunches a week, Activity bags, phone calls, shopping and prescription collections and are very grateful to all the volunteers, to Waitrose to AFC Wimbledon, the London Community Response Fund, Wandsworth Council and all the donors, St Michael’s C of E Church, the staff and all those who are helping to make a difference in these very difficult days.

They have dedicated two trees outside the Platt Christian Centre in Felsham Road to the keyworkers who are supporting people in the community either with the Coronavirus or to keep people safe from the virus. They are lit up at night, but if you would like to add your own keyworker to the tree, please do go down and meet Paul, the Centre Manager and he will ensure that a “thank you” is added for your keyworker.

If you would like to donate towards the new RISE Centre click here.

May 21, 2020

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