Website of the Deacon Centre, Caterham - a creative space for Service Users with Physical, Mental, Learning and Communicative Disabilities, inspired by the life and work of Joey Deacon.

Who we are

The Deacon Centre is a registered charity, based in Caterham, Surrey. We were set up in 2020 and take our name from long-term Caterham resident Joey Deacon, born 100 years earlier in 1920.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and various restrictions and lockdowns we were only able to get up and running properly in the Spring of 2021, so we are very new!

Where are we?

The Service Users really get involved in activites and always look forward to the next session.

T, Support Worker

We currently run our activity workshops in two ways:

  1. Through visits to residential care homes in the local area where we can run sessions for small groups on their premises; and
  2. At hired premises, such as church/community halls, for larger groups.

Our long-term plan is to rent (and eventually own) our own physical space as a permanent home for the Deacon Centre where we can run activities every day. It is hoped that we can achieve this by 2024, but this will be dependent on the money we are able to raise!

How are we funded?

As of 2024, we are almost entirely reliant on donations - online and in-person - from the public and local businesses - please consider making a donation to us today.

We receive a grant from St John's Church, Caterham Valley.

In previous years we have received grants from the Localgiving 'Magic Little Grants' fund, thanks to players of the People's Postcode Lottery, and from Tandridge Council, via the Tandridge Together fund.