Older People Services

Millman Street Community Centre provides a welcoming, varied and inclusive portfolio of services for the over 55’s. Encouraging healthy living, bringing people together and providing intensive support for those with greater need. 

During the Covid-19 pandemic we took the difficult decision to close our face to face services and adapt what we do to support our community.  

What is Doorstep help?

During the Covid-19 pandemic we are working together with other local organisations to offer as much support as we can to those in our community who are self isolating, shielding, or are unable to leave their house. Click here for more info 

Remote Befriending 

Many of us might be feeling in need of a friendly chat right now.  We can offer regular phone calls with befriending volunteers.  If you or someone you know wants to sign up to the service please email us with name, the best way to contact you and the age of the person who would receive calls. Click here for more info

Useful information for priority opening times for older people during COVID19

Asda will have its opening hours until 9am as a priority time for the elderly and vulnerable.

Tesco Priority hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 9am-10am (apart from Express stores) for the elderly and vulnerable

Sainsbury First hour after opening set aside for elderly and vulnerable customers. Priority access to online delivery slots for customers aged over 70 or disabled from Monday 23 March

Waitrose Priority first hour for elderly, vulnerable and their carers. Working on special deliveries for vulnerable customers.

M&S Special shopping hour for NHS and emergency service workers during first hour of trade each Tuesday and Friday morning. Elderly Mon Wed Fri


You can sign up to Age UK Camden’s Shopping Service – give them a ring to arrange orders (they hope to have priority slots available for older people soon)

If you, or someone you know, is in need of support or if you have any questions please send us an email to admin@holborncommunity.co.uk

Following the advice set out by government on 16th March we have sadly taken the decision to close the majority of our activities for the moment.   Our care provision for members at Millman Street will continue for now.  Our Befriending Scheme will start linking people by phone
The following activities will cease as of today
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Gymnastics, Taekwondo and Ballet sessions
Pottery sessions
Daily Under 5’s sessions
Media Arts Club
Sport Meets Art
Creative Communications Sessions
Carers Art Group
Over 60’s pottery and creative writing
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Digital Storytelling
Make and Mend group
Like many of you we are thinking hard about how to support the community over the next few months.  We will be in touch with details of what our offer looks like, how you can help and how you can get help.  In the meantime you can also join local ward based whats app and facebook groups organising support – follow this link to see how you can help