Published Tuesday, 12th April 2016

We are teaming up with Staywell to improve and increase the activities and services available to our older residents through our community centres.

To help older people stay active, healthy and independent for longer Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is teaming up with Staywell to improve and increase the activities and services available to the borough's older residents, delivered through its community centres. 

From 1 April 2016 Staywell took on the council's Banstead, Horley and Woodhatch community centres and will be working closely with existing health and voluntary organisations to deliver the improved service. Staywell plans to work with local people to develop the services they want, responding to their changing needs and aspirations.

Announcing Staywell's appointment, Tom Kealey, Head of Health and Wellbeing for Reigate & Banstead Borough Council said: "We are excited to be working with Staywell – an organisation with an excellent reputation and a long track record of delivering quality community centre based services. Staywell is offering an inspiring range of modern developments across the centres including outreach in the community and dementia support, plus a modernisation plan for all the centres.

"Working with Staywell and other partners we aim to provide services that will benefit our more elderly residents in a more efficient and financially sound way."

Staywell’s Chief Executive, Shane Brennan, comments: "We are really excited about working with residents, Reigate &  Banstead Borough Council and other community partners, to continue providing life-enhancing services for local people, especially those who can benefit most from companionship and activity. We invite all users and non-users of the centres to come along to one of our open meetings to meet us, and share their views on what they enjoy and how they would like to see the centres developing in the future."

The open meetings will take place on 26 and 27 April – go to for more information, or visit your local centre.”