Signature and Bromley FC team up to support over 50s in the community

Bromley Football Club Community Sports Trust is delighted to announce a new partnership with Signature Senior Lifestyle, which runs the recently unveiled Signature at Beckenham care home and a whole host of other luxury care homes across the country.

The partnership will see the Trust launch and run two new Community projects with Signature’s support.– Ravens Chat and Sporting Memories, which are both targeted at reducing loneliness and isolation, particularly for over 50s.

Hosted at Bromley FC’s Hayes Lane Stadium, Ravens Chat will offer opportunities for over 50s to meet like-minded people and form friendships, enabling social interaction and breaking down barriers that have been the cause of loneliness, particularly in a COVID-19 landscape.  The group will benefit from coffee mornings, activities, scheduled talks with players, management staff and other club personnel, as well as mental health specialists where possible.

The other is Sporting Memories, which is already well-established across the UK but has not yet been available in Bromley. This will allow people, some of whom are living with dementia, to come together to talk about and remember all things sport – in person or over the internet. The supportive, welcoming and structured sessions are proven to help build cognitive resilience for those living with dementia as well as improving general mental and physical well-being.

Laura Nightingale, Client Liaison Manager at Signature commented: “We’re delighted to partner with Bromley F.C on this new initiative, with our shared vision to support older adults in the community, particularly after the challenges of the past year which many have found extremely hard. Together we look forward to combatting isolation and loneliness while providing a forum for people to get together and enjoy themselves in a friendly and welcoming environment.” 

Matt Hall, Manager of the Bromley FC Community Sports Trust, added: “We’re very grateful for Signature’s support and are excited to work with them on these projects. As the Borough with the highest percentage of older people in London, we have a duty of care here, particularly after what has been a very challenging year. The partnership with Signature will mean we can reach out to these people and offer them unique support, playing a key role in improving mental and physical health”.

Bromley FC’s Commercial Manager Emma Santer also said: “I am pleased to be able to confirm that Signature care homes are the first official Partner of the Bromley Football Club Community Sports Trust; the new charity arm of Bromley Football Club.  Building partnerships with purpose is key to supporting the community and I very much look forward to working with the team at Signature and supporting the elderly”.

To find out more about our new partners Signature, visit their website here > www.signature-care-homes.co.uk

Pictured at top; Signature’s Courtney Moncur and Laura Nightingale pictured with Bromley FC’s Community Manager Matt Hall and Director of Charity & Community Jeff Hutton

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