About Us

About Tapestry Lunch Club


Why Tapestry?

A tapestry is s a picture woven in different coloured threads.  It can be multi-layered, complex and rich in colour and hue.

Each person’s life is a tapestry; it reflects who we are today, at this very moment. The picture that people see when they look at us consists of all the threads woven into our life’s tapestry from past events; past relationships; past encounters.  It represents people who have touched our lives since we were born. Some we have met, some we have never known; all whom left a thread, an impression that created the image of who we are, today.  There are thousands of colours woven throughout, all different shades, light to dark.   And the weavers,  who have woven threads into our tapestry, whether they be dark or bright.   That all of our futures is simply a matter of weaving in new threads, that the colours can and will change.  There will be shadows woven in as well, but these only define the brightest colours of who we are; who we choose to be.

Philosophy & Mission

At Tapestry Lunch Club, we are passionate that the threads that we weave into your tapestry, and those that you weave in ours, to be brightly coloured and rich in texture. Our guiding principle and ideology is to ensure that our integrity runs through the fabric of our service offering, that our Hosts live the ‘TLC philosophy’ of delivering the utmost in  support, care, attention, warmth, love and above all in providing a fun, socially stimulating  and friendly experience each and every day. We believe that care matters and our core mission is  committing to providing the highest quality day support for those who feel socially isolated and dementia-friendly day care for those who may be experiencing memory loss or early stages of dementia.  We want to support our guests by providing this unique type of day support in Sussex and Surrey, so that they are able to  remain in their own homes for as long as they possibly can.

The Founders

We are a couple of curious, quick-thinking, passionate like-minded partners (and friends!), working together to deliver a solution we truly believe in: to support those who are experiencing isolation or early dementia in both the local Sussex and Surrey areas.

Both of us have experienced a close family member who either lived with dementia, or felt socially isolated and struggled with deep loneliness … it is a subject very close to our hearts.

We identified there was a common goal between us and coupled with the zeal to do something about it in order to help others in our community, we put our heads together to launch a clever solution – one which will stand the test of time, be a trail blazer in the world of older people care across Sussex and Surrey and one we hope will be around for many years.

We wanted to create a name, Tapestry Lunch Club,  which both encapsulates the idea that every one has a life story, a rich personal tapestry, which they can share with a small group over a delicious hot lunch.

Clare Jones

I have always been a very caring, empathetic person, and recently felt the increasing need to …..

Anderley Wade

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