Community and day centres

Tower Hamlets council has several day centres within the borough, Poplar Day centre for older people, Russia Lane for people with dementia and Mayfield House for people from the Somali community.

Sonali Gardens is for the older Bangladeshi community, Sundial day centre is for older people, and St Hilda’s weekend Bangladeshi day centre. They assist in supporting people to live their lives at home and within the community. 

Referrals to this centre can be made following an assessment where a need was identified at a certain level for social, cultural and community support as well as practical assistance with personal care and also to provide respite for informal carers.

Also some centres can provide assistance with translation and with legal, housing and benefits advice.

All directly provided day services operate from 9am to 5pm on weekdays with two sessions each day. In order to access these centres you will need an assessment which can be arranged through Tower Hamlets Connect.

Riverside Day Centre

Riverside Day Centre is a 40 place centre. The service users are from a range of communities and present with a varied number of long term conditions. Read more about Riverside Day Centre or take a virtual tour.

Riverside Day Centre
Jack Dash House
Marsh Wall
South Quay
E14 9YQ

Tel: 020 7364 6960
Fax: 020 7364 6980

Day Opportunities

Day Opportunities is a 15 place centre. Service users come from a wide range of communities and present with a varied number of long term conditions. The support service users receive is enhanced by the provision of  centre based OT services.

Day Opportunities Centre
The Redcoat Centre 
260 - 262 Stepney Way
E1 3DW

Tel: 020 7364 6603/6889

Russia Lane

Russia Lane provides 25 places daily to users who have moderate to severe dementia.
The support service users receive is enhanced by the provision of both nursing and OT support from the Mental Health Foundation Trust. Visit the Russia Lane webpage

82 Russia Lane
Bethnal Green
London E2 9LU
Tel: 020 7364 1202 (or 020 7364 1203)
Fax: 020 7364 1024

Sonali Gardens

Sonali Gardens provides 40 places for its service users from the Bangladeshi community, the service covers personal care to recreational social activities.

2 Sutton Street,
London, E1
Tel: 020 7265 9211

Sundial Day Centre

Peabody Trust provides the day care service at the Sundial Centre.  It has 30 places. They also provide drop-in and activities from these premises, some of these are shared with the day centre service users.

11 Shipton Street
London E2 7RU
Tel: 020 3828 3928

St Hilda’s Weekend Day Centre

St Hilda's service is run over the weekends for vulnerable older people from the Bangladeshi community.

18 Club Row
London E2 7EY
Tel: 020 7739 8066

Create Day Centre

Create is an innovative service provision for adults with learning disabilities. It offers a wide range of activities, training programs and provides high-quality support to its users.

Create works using a person-centred approach and looks to increase an individual’s confidence and independence, and empowers them through training and employment. Visit the Create webpage.

35 Ronald Street
E1 0DT

Tel: 020 7364 6950