Day Centres are for people that need someone to keep an eye on them during the day, but would like the opportunity to socialise and enjoy a hot meal cooked for them.
They are best known for supporting people aged 65 and over, but there are groups to support a range of needs. For example, people who:
- feel isolated and lonely
- have mental health problems
- are suffering from illness, such as cancer
Day Centre activities
Day Centres are usually open all day, offering a safe supervised environment. Staff and volunteers organise activities such as:
- board games
- guest speakers
- craft activities
- exercise classes
- day trips
Light snacks are provided in the morning and afternoon, and a hot meal at lunchtime.
Charges can vary, but Day Centres do not try to make a profit. There may be a charge for the cost of your meal, and often a small amount for coffee or tea, as well as raffles to help out with the cost of special events during the year.
Find out more
If you would like to ask about Day Centre services, contact Thurrock First.