Day services for adults

Day Centres

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
  • bingo
  • guest speakers
  • craft activities
  • entertainment
  • 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.

Thurrock First

: 01375 511 000


Main opening hours are Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

Limited service on Monday to Friday from 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm, and on weekends and bank holidays from 7am to 7pm.

Read more about Thurrock First.