Diversity in Management

At present diversity is essential in Management (encompasses race, gender, ethnic group, age personality and education etc.) Out of nine Management Committee  members (3 men and 6 women) . We follow our Constitution and also diversity policy of the club. 

Chairman of the club is an academic, Vice Chair was a Banker, Secretary is a mathematician and scientist and Treasurer has 40 years banking experience. Five other members  (3 housewives and two has clerical experience).

Chair is to plan, prepare the agenda of the meeting, , controlling discussion,  and make sure everyone has the chance to express their views.  Vice Chair to do the duties of the chair in the absence of the Chair. Secretary is to liaison with chair, draw an agenda of the meeting, take notes etc. Treasurer is to present clearly accounts of the club and annual accounts and handling financial transactions and also fund raising.

The club aims to provide welcoming and equal caring environment to all (disable,  any race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation).


Our Values


Providing mental and physical stimulation in order to relieve social isolation.

Provide an opportunity for members to meet, socialize and to interact with people of a similar cultural or linguistic background.

The Club wishes to improve the living conditions of local pensioners, some of whom are are alone as their wife or husband has passed away.  Our members are mostly over the age of 75 and research shows that more than half of those over the age of 75 live alone with one in ten saying they feel very lonely.

Sutton has a very high number of elderly people (75 plus). Loneliness creates a loss of confidence, an erosion of self esteem, and our Club contributes towards the reduction of loneliness and isolation.

We have created an environment where people are treated with respect and kindness.

Our Aims

What We Stand For:

To live well and reduce loneliness

We aim to to reduce isolation and loneliness by enabling older people to come out of their homes and interact with other older people, provide information on key services affecting older people, meet with other older people and share experiences.

We want to improve their quality of life by providing exercise classes once a week and having two outings for our older people. Many of the older people are unable to travel on their own, this will provide an ideal opportunity build cohesion, provide a space for relaxation and change of scenery all resulting in older people being health and reducing isolation and loneliness.

 One of the key consequences of people living longer lives is that they are more likely to develop long term conditions particularly if they have less healthy lifestyles and become isolated. (Sutton Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2012-2013) By proving our exercise classes and outings we aim to help reduce isolation.

We have created an environment where people are treated with respect and kindness.

About Us

Sutton and Surrey Senior Citizens Club works with Black and Ethnic Minority older people in the London Borough of Sutton.

We provide a focal point for older people to meet and participate in a range of activities to reduce isolation amongst older people and promote healthier living.

 We would like funding for our Living Well project to provide exercise classes (chair based exercise classes) and yoga classes once a week for the older people. The funding will enable us to cover the cost of the rent for the hall and the exercise. In addition to this we have also requested funding for two outings for the older people.

Membership is open to all from Sutton and Surrey residents (over 50 years of age), who have a commitment to the advancing of the objectives of the Club.

At present we have members from (Sutton, Wallington, Carshalton, Cheam and Worcester Park).

All the members are 75 plus (except 2 members in early 60s).