The council provides day services in the borough from purpose-built buildings, community bases, user led organisations and enterprise zones.
Who can get day services?
We provide support to:
- older people
- people with physical, learning or sensory disabilities
- people with an acquired brain injury
- people with Dementia
- people with mental health problems
What do we offer?
- A safe, caring environment, with help and support from trained and experienced staff.
- A complete service, which we can provide 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
- A 'person-centred' approach, designed to promote the health and well-being of people in our care. We do this by devising an individual support / rehabilitation plan, using information obtained from the person we care for, their carer(s) and from their social work assessment.
- Support to enable people to live independently.
- Opportunities to learn new skills and maintain existing ones.
- Opportunities to undertake voluntary work placements within varied settings.
- Opportunities to find paid employment through the council's Supported Employment Service.
- Treatment and advice from chiropodists, occupational therapists, district nurses, dieticians and social workers.
- A wide range of further educational courses, from computing and word processing to numeracy and literacy.
- Transport to and from services may also be available.
These are just some of the ways we can support people who use day services.
To access day services, you first need to have an assessment of your care needs. This helps us to decide whether or not you are eligible to receive services. We use Department of Health guidance 'Fair Access to Care Services' to work out your eligibility.
To arrange for an assessment, contact the Central Duty Team.