Day Care Centres for the elderly are a great chance for your relative to get out and socialise, while you are also able to take a much-needed break from your caring role. There are day care centres throughout Essex, most of which offer full days of activities and a hot cooked lunch for your relative to enjoy.
Some of the day centres also provide helpful services such as hairdressing, nail-trimming, and reflexology. If your relative needs help getting to and from the day care centre then you should ask the centre if they provide transport – many do. Otherwise you can look at Community Transport Services in Essex, which may be able to help your relative.
Below we have compiled as list of elderly day care centres in different areas in Essex.
- Day Care Centres in Basildon
- Day Care Centres in Southend
- Day Care Centres in North-East Essex
- Day Care Centres in Mid-Essex
- Day Care Centres in Epping
Day Care Centres in Basildon
George Hurd Activity Centre
The George Hurd Activity Centre describes itself as a lively and friendly day centre for older people, with lots of activities on offer. This includes classes, snooker, events, and hairdressing and reflexology services. The centre is run by Basildon Council, and is open Monday to Friday 9.00am till 4.30pm.
Telephone: 01268 205305
The Pitsea Activity Centre
The Pitsea Activity Centre, also run by Basildon Council, offers day care for over 50s. It has a tea bar, hairdressing, entertainment and activities all through the week for older people to get involved in. It is open from Monday to Friday 9.00am till 4.30pm.
Phone: 01268 205272
Live-in care is a great support for older people who want to continue living at home but need a bit more support. This can include help with day-to-day tasks, cooking hot meals, and the added companionship.
Helping Hands provide live-in carers for older people living throughout Essex.
Sponsored by Helping Hands
The Laindon Activity Centre
Also run by Basidon Council, the Laindon Activity Centre offers arts and crafts, dance classes, a choir, a computer suite and various day trips to entertain older people. They also have hairdressers and nail technicians come in to offer their services. The Laindon Activity Centre is open Monday to Friday 9.00am till 4.30pm.
Phone: 01268 465 860
The Ark, Billericay
The Ark day care centre offers activities for seniors to enjoy and the chance to socialise with one another. Their centres also promote well-being through the provision of social and health-related services at their venue. Based in Billericay, they also welcome older people from the neighbouring areas of Brentwood, Wickford, Laindon and Basildon.
Telephone: 07708 398310
Day Care Centres in Southend
Harwood House Day Centre, Southend
Harwood House Day Centre in Southend has a wide range of services for older people to enjoy and use while they visit. Their qualified staff run fun activities including quizzes, arts and craft sessions, card games and indoor bowls. Tea, refreshments and a mid-day meal are also served.
Telephone: 01702 314373
Royale Carers Day Care Centre, Southend
The Royale Carers Adult Day Care centre is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am till 15:00pm. They offer hot meals and refreshments, a social inclusion service, and a range of activities for your relative to get involved in alongside other visitors. They also offer a transport service for residents who need it.
Telephone: 01702 353 547
Day Care Centres in North-East Essex
Lime Court Care Home, Dovercourt
The Lime Court Care Home’s Day Centre service offers a full and comprehensive programme of activities, including baking, book club, board games, film afternoons, bingo and regular live entertainment. They also serve cooked lunches and offer afternoon tea for their guests to enjoy.
Telephone: 01255 506 340
Warrens Day Centre, Halstead
The Warrens Day Centre is open every day of the week from 09:00am until 3.30pm. They offer many activities for your relative to enjoy throughout the day, as well as a garden and dedicated ‘relaxation room’. They also offer a cooked lunch in their dining hall.
Telephone: 01787 476236
Day Care Centres in Mid-Essex
Action for Family Carers Day Care
Action for Family Carers have 4 Day Care Centres in Essex for elderly people. Their trained care assistants guide members through a full range of fun and sociable activities at the centres, as well as organising days out. Lunch is cooked on the premises at all four of the day centres, and they also offer tea and refreshments.
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. 10.00am – 3.00pm
Monday, 10.00am – 3.30 pm
Every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of month, 10:30am – 3.30pm
South Woodham Ferrers
2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday
and every Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm
Telephone: 03007 708090
Day Care Centres in Epping
The Ashlar Club Day Care Centre, Epping
The Ashlar Club is peacefully set in the Epping Forest, and has lovely gardens for guests to enjoy. Their day care service offers the chance to meet new friends, learn new skills and get involved in a range of activities. There is also a daily choice of hot fresh food served.
Telephone: 01992 721 905