Our Cottage Day Centre is a delightful, homely converted bungalow with spacious grounds in the rural parish of Fawkham, Kent. Located halfway between Sevenoaks and Dartford the centre is operated for the benefit of older residents of varying dependencies who live in its catchment area.
The Cottage is open Monday to Friday when clients are welcomed by our staff for hot lunches and a range of shared activities and visiting services.
Our popular drivers pick up and drop off our clients from home as part of a door-to-door service in wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Family, friends and carers are also welcome to drive our clients themselves directly to The Cottage.
The Day Centre has a lounge looking out onto our spacious and lawned back garden, two dining rooms, and a quiet room. We have free wi-fi for clients and will soon be providing IT learning facilities. The building is fully wheelchair accessible with a ramp to the front door. The floor is level throughout the building, perfect for Zimmer frames and trolleys.
The Day Centre now has a brand new wet room with full disability access for client use or hire.
We provide a home-cooked 2-course lunch with tea and coffees. We have a visiting optician, book lady and gift shop. An exercise lady also runs gentle chair based exercise classes for our clients. Clients can also be given access to our wi-fi.
We work very closely with other charities in the area that provide other services.
The wet room can be hired on an hourly basis by a care giver or relative following a risk assessment. Please call 01474 879473.
Activities designed to engage and entertain our clients are held throughout the year and include:
The centre is generally open to clients from 9.30 am – 2.30pm Mondays to Fridays and closed on public holidays and weekends and between Christmas and New Year.
The Cottage Day Centre, 100 Brands Hatch Park, Scratchers Lane, Fawkham, Kent DA3 8PU
Tel: 01474 879473
From the A20 Swanley Roundabout take the A20 south towards West Kingsdown. After approximately 3 miles at Gorse Hill turn left onto Scratchers Lane. Continue for 0.8 miles and The Cottage will be on your right hand side at the top of the hill approximately 150 yards BEFORE your reach the Paddock entrance to the Brands Hatch Racing Circuit.
From the A20 at West Kingsdown turn at the Portobello Inn pub turn onto Fawkham Road and continue northwards for approximately 1.8 miles and you will reach The Cottage at the top of the hill on the left, approximately 150 yards AFTER the Paddock entrance to Brands Hatch Racing Circuit.