About Us

The Cottage Community
Charity Number: 1180662

If you’re an older person requiring our services, our aim is to help you to remain active, both physically and mentally, and enjoy yourself by sharing meals, activities, companionship and stimulation – all the same things that all of us want throughout our lives.

If you think that you, or an older relative or friend, might like to use our services please get in touch by completing the enquiry form here or calling us on 01322 668 106.

The Cottage Community is an independent registered charity providing a day centre and hot meals, lunch clubs, activities, transport and shopping trips for elderly and frail clients over the state retirement age and resident in The Cottage Community catchment area. Generally speaking our catchment area of benefit between Sevenoaks and Dartford and Gravesend.

We have been providing services for the elderly and disabled for over 65 years. The charity was formed in 1951 as the Dartford Rural District Old Peoples Welfare Committee. The name Age Concern Dartford Rural was adopted in March 1973, with Rural Age Concern Darent Valley adopted in 1996 and now in 2019, The Cottage Community.

The map above shows the area we cover

We are an independent charity but work and cooperate with other statutory, charitable and other organizations in the area. We are grateful to our main funder Kent County Council and to our other funders which have included the National Lottery, Sevenoaks Council, local parish councils and one-off or monthly donations from the public.

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