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Herne Bay Umbrella Centre

We offer a series of activities, outings and advice sessions which members can attend. These include cookery, encompassing the budgeting, shopping and education on a nutritional diet as well as the practical cooking of the meal in line with both the Six Ways to Wellbeing and the Food Champions scheme we have running at the centre, as well as arts, crafts, music, IT, relaxation techniques, drama therapy, gardening at the centre and at our two gardening sites and woodwork which takes place at our woodwork workshop. Rethink, Shaw Trust and Turning Point all access the centre and offer help and advice to our members as well.

All activities are structured to suit the client group in attendance and are facilitated either by staff members or, in some cases, by specialist volunteers who have training or a qualification in certain areas and the activities offered are reviewed on a regular basis by staff as well the members during their regular members meetings.

Who to contact

01227 907532

Where to go

Umbrella Centre of Herne Bay
54 William Street
Herne Bay

Monday session is Parasol for members with mental health difficulties, offering IT, art, health walks.

Tuesday morning is Scocial for members with learning/physical disabilities offering music.Tuesday afternoon is Parasol offering art, IT, games and an advocate from Rethink.

Wednesday morning is Parasol coffee and chat, Wednesday afternoon is Social offering Bingo and games.

Thursday is parasol with cookery, lunch club and relaxation

Friday is Social with Bingo, games and music


When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Mon 12-6 Tue 10-12,1.30-4, Wed & Thur 11-4 Fri 1.30-4.
Time of day

Other Details

Cost details
Parasol sessions are free to members at the moment as they are funded by KCC. Social sessions are charged per session to care homes only
not individuals at present.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Herne Bay Umbrella will accept referrals from GPs, CMHT as well as self referrals, family referrals or from care homes.

Any new member is invited to attend a "taster session" after which, if they wish to become a member, we will begin the application process which will include an assessment as to which of the activities offered at the centre would be of benefit to them.


The main centre centre is based at 54 William Street in Herne Bay with our gardening activities taking place both at The Memorial Park in the form of a kitchen garden and at St Peter's Church, Herne Drive, Greenhill.

Our woodwork takes place at 14 St George's Avenue, Herne Bay.


For any enquirires abot any of our services, please ring 01227 370 200


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