Elderly Day Care Centres in Sussex

Elderly Day Care Centres in Sussex

Elderly Day Care Centres in Sussex can give your relative the opportunity to enjoy a change of scenery whilst socialising and taking part in activities. At the same time, carers and family members can have some respite from their caring roles. 

Lots of these centres will provide lunches for guests to enjoy, as well as running activities and events. Transport is sometimes provided to and from the centres.

Elderly Care Homes in Sussex

Age Space has put together the following guide to take you through some of the Day Care Centres available in East and West Sussex for elderly people.

If you’re also interested in home care services to support your elderly relative, you can take a look at Age Space’s local Home Care Directory for East Sussex or our Home Care Directory for West Sussex.

East Sussex Day Care Centres

The Phoenix Centre, Lewes

The Phoenix Centre in Lewes provides day care to up to 25 adults each day living with dementia, strokes and other age related health conditions. They run a number of activities that are always facilitated by a member of staff. These include:

  • ballroom dancing
  • art therapy
  • pottery
  • flower arranging
  • music
  • creative writing workshops
  • games and quizzes
  • physical activities with chair-based exercises.

For more information on The Phoenix Centre’s services, you can visit the website or get in touch using the details provided below.

Stay Connected Club, Battle

The Stay Connected Club aims to provide a range of person-centred activities that support physical and mental wellbeing by reducing loneliness and enabling people to maintain social interactions within a safe environment. The Club is open to all older members of the community, with and without dementia. All clients will be assessed prior to attending the centre to determine the level of care needed and to ensure that the Club are able to provide that support within this setting.  Clients using wheelchairs must be able to stand and transfer from their wheelchairs.

Their activities include games, puzzles, quizzes, arts & crafts, reminiscence, singing, chair exercises and more. Activities are planned with their clients in mind and include choices on the day.  Everyone is encouraged to join in but there is no pressure whatsoever to do so; you may just enjoy the comforting feeling of having other people around you.

For full information on Stay Connected Club’s services, you can visit their website using the details provided below.

Crossroads Care, Hailsham

Crossroads Care offer a day service in Hailsham for elderly people who enjoy the independence of living in their own home, but would like the company and support of others every so often, as well as the opportunity to meet people in the community.

They aim to help clients to remain active and independent by providing a friendly environment where they can relax, socialise and enjoy themselves. For full information on these services, you can visit the website or get in touch using the details provided below.

West Sussex Day Care Centres

West Sussex County Council Day Opportunities

West Sussex County Council provides seven day support and opportunity services to help people to stay independent and give carers a break. These local services also aim to help people to be confident in the community that they live in.

These services are designed for older people, older people with mental health support needs, people with dementia, people with a learning disability or autism and people who may have a physical disability, sensory impairment, memory loss or a brain injury.

Day Care Centres in West Sussex

Whilst the primary aim of the day opportunities are to support people to be more independent over time, it is recognised that some people will require services for longer periods of time. The importance of short breaks during the day for families and carers are recognised and they aim to work with people as flexibly as possible.

Day opportunity services typically include:

  • specialist support for those with complex needs
  • support with personal care and medication
  • support to help people regain, improve, or maintain daily living, mobility and other skills (e.g., using mobile phones, computers, road safety, health and wellbeing etc).
  • support to meet new people, make and maintain friendships, and take part in social activities including hobbies and interests, to reduce isolation. This may be at the centre or in the community
  • support with building up confidence and being part of the community (this may include using local places and support to travel independently)
  • work experience, learning and training and
  • a main meal and refreshments.

You can take a look through each of the day opportunity services through the links below, or get in touch with them for further information.

Burnside, Burgess Hill
Chestnuts, Bognor Regis
Glebelands, Shoreham-by-Sea
Judith Adams Centre, Chichester
Strawford, Horsham
The Laurels, Rustington
The Rowans, Worthing