Appian Court is a Resource Centre in Bow which is part of Age UK East London that provides services and support for older people (50+) and their carers throughout the borough. Appian Court is able to do this by empowering people to make choices and promote independence. The aim is to provide a friendly, safe, warm and welcoming environment.
The centre has been established for 17 years and initially began as a daily Pop – in centre of Age Concern East London in the Roman Road area. The daily Resource Centre at Appian Court itself was established seven years ago and has been based in the present premises at Parnell Road in Bow since December 2004.
The centre is an essential resource for the local community, providing a variety of services :
- Drop in Advice & Information Sessions,
- Arts and Crafts,
- Day trips,
- Exercise / Soca Aerobics’ Classes,
- The Geezers Club (Men only, Bow Belle’s (Women Only) and many more.
All communities are believed to share poor health, poor perception of their health, fear of crime and of disorderly behaviour by youths. Therefore we are fully inclusive of people from all communities and are fully inclusive helping make all communities lives a fulfilling and empowering experience.
At Appian Court we have a proven track record of providing support to older people and their carers. For example we have supported the Geezers Club and Bow Belles enabling them to become independent groups.
We facilitate a number of healthy living, art and educational activities, we empower service users to take responsibility for ‘their’ local resource and engage them in making decisions about activities and groups and encourage them to get involved in funding sources to support these. Some examples of this have been in the creation of the older men’s Geezers Club and the womens Bow Belles Club, who are active user groups now self-managed and have their own constitution and raise their own funds.
More information can be found on our website