Day care centres are fantastic resources for older people in Hertfordshire, as well as for their carers. They offer a fun and sociable day out for your relatives, and an opportunity to catch up with their friends as well as make new ones. Many day care centres can also provide services that are otherwise difficult to find or get to, such as nail-cutting, chiropody and assisted bathing.
If your relative is looking for other social opportunities then you may want to look at out guide to Hertfordshire’s Lunch Clubs for older people.
As well as these benefits for older people, day care centres can provide some much-needed respite for carers. If you are looking for other respite options, you may want to read our guide to Respite Care in Hertfordshire.
Day Care Centres for the Elderly in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire County Council Day Centres
Hertfordshire County Council run Day Centres for older people and people with learning difficulties, including some which are dementia-friendly. They are designed to be a place for meeting with friends and partaking in fun and stimulating activities, all while giving carers some well-earned respite.
In order to access these council-provided day centres, your relative will need an assessment of their needs so that the council can know if they are able to meet them. This is a social care assessment, which you can learn more about on our dedicated page on Care Needs Assessments in Hertfordshire.
Below you can find all of the Hertfordshire County Council day services for older people, as well as their contact details, opening times, and whether or not they are dementia-friendly.
- Telephone: 01992 588555
- Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
- Telephone: 01923 354630
- Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
Broxbourne Day Service (Dementia-Friendly)
- Telephone: 01992 636169
- Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
- Telephone: 01763 271862
- Opening Times: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8.45am to 4pm.
Garden City Day Service (Dementia-Friendly)
- Telephone: 01707 373259
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
North Herts (Hitchin) Day Service (Dementia-Friendly)
- Telephone: 01462 455209
- Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
South Oxhey Day Service (Dementia-Friendly)
- Telephone: 0208 421 1891
- Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
Ware Road (Hertford) Day Service (Dementia-Friendly)
- Telephone: 01920 461671
- Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
Q Club Day Centres
There are 13 Q Club Day Centres in Hertfordshire, provided by the organisation Q Care. They seek to provide a fun and caring day care service for older people, utilising the facilities of the care and nursing homes that they operate throughout Herts. By providing their day centres within their care homes they have the facilities to welcome older people living with dementia, mobility limitations and other disabilities.
Their day care offering includes a range of leisure activities, social events and personal services such as chiropody and hair-cutting.
You can find below a list of their residences in Hertfordshire offering Day Care. Follow the link to your relative’s closest centre to find out more about the services that they are offering, and how to get in contact with them.
- Anson Court Day Centre (Welwyn Garden City)
- Belmont View Day Centre (Hoddesdon)
- Bushey Q Club Day Centre (Bushey Heath)
- Fosse House Day Centre (St Albans)
- Garden City Court Q Club Day Centre (Letchworth)
- Greenacres Q Club Day Centre (Hatfield)
- Mayfair Lodge Q Club Day Centre (Potters Bar)
- Meresworth Q Club Day Centre (Rickmansworth)
- Pinewood Lodge Q Club Day Centre (South Oxhey)
- Richard Cox House Q Club Day Centre (Royston)
- The Mead Q Club Day Centre (Borehamwood)
- Vesta Lodge Q Club Day Centre (St Albans)
- Willow Court Q Club Day Centre (Harpenden)
Age UK Hertfordshire Day Clubs
Age UK Hertfordshire run a number of weekly ’10-3 clubs’, which are social day clubs for older people to enjoy the company of their friends, and share a hot meal. They also offer live entertainment, organise social outings, run exercise-to-music classes and teach older people new skills. Additionally, they can provide information to elderly people about their care, and signpost them to other helpful local services.
The locations of the clubs include Letchworth, Royston, Hoddeston, Hertford, Cheshunt, Broxbourne and more. You can search for your relative’s local ’10-3′ Day Club from the Age UK Hertfordshire website.
Telephone: 01707 323272
Sloe Hill Day Care, near Hitchin
Sloe Hill Care Home, near Hitchin, is also home to the the Sloe Hill day care service. The home is set in gorgeous gardens, which your relative will be free to explore, and hosts all sorts of activities including flower arranging, baking, games and fitness sessions. They sometimes also outings to a local public house for lunch!
Telephone: 01462 459978
The Crossroads Care Respite Centre in Roebuck, Stevenage
The Crossroads Care Respite Centre in Stevenage is a small respite centre for older people in Hertfordshire. The centre also has provisions in place to care for people with dementia.
The Crossroads Centre includes carers in the planning and running of the Respite Centre, finding ways to adapt the activities to the needs of their clients. Activities at the centre are sociable and include quizzes, bingo, arts, and reminiscence exercises to keep the brain stimulated. New assessments and care plans are in place for each client attending the centre.
The centre provides day services 5 days a week. It is open from 10am – 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 9.30am to 2pm on Tuesdays.
Telephone: 01462 455578
Watermill House Day Care, Hemel Hempstead
Water Mill House aims to offer a caring, friendly and welcoming day care service at their care home in Hemel Hempstead. Those attending the centre can take part in a rich program of social activities, and have the choice to be involved in as much or as little as they want. Guests at Water Mill House can also benefit from the care home’s expert care services, enjoy a hot bath or make the most of their hair and beauty salon!
Telephone: 01442 800 550
Highview Day Centre, Hemel Hempstead
The Highview Day Centre takes place in the Highview Care Home in Hemel Hempstead. They can cater for elderly people with all sorts of needs, including those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or who are experiencing social isolation. The Highview Day Care Centre is open from 9am – 3.30pm, 7 days a week. The centre has multiple activity rooms – including a relaxation and sensory room. There is also a large outdoors area with a greenhouse, shed, vegetable patch and flower beds that guests can enjoy and use.
Telephone: 01442 233822
The Centre in the Park, Hemel Hempstead
The Centre in the Park is a day centre (in a park!) where older people from Hemel Hempstead, Dacorum and the local area can come and enjoy each other’s company, chat and reminisce, play games, and take part in activities such as quizzes and bingo. They also offer a range of services for elderly people including assisted bathing, hair-dressing, manicures and chiropody. The centre is open from 9am – 3pm, and they can assist with transport to and from the cenrer for those who need it.
Telephone: 01442 262746
Cuffley Day Care Centre, Potters Bar
Cuffley Day Care Centre operates 5 days a week and is open to elderly people in and around Hertfordshire. It is organised by a not-for-profit charity and run by their team of volunteers, helpers and trustees. Their activities and games are open to all, but they also understand that some people prefer a quieter time, including those with dementia.
Telephone: 01707 876616,
Royston Day Centre, Royston
Royston Day Centre takes place in The Old Barn on Upper King Street. The day care service is open to elderly people on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and also on alternate Mondays. As part of the service your relative can enjoy a home-cooked lunch, and activities such as bingo and arts and crafts.
Telephone: 01763 244229,