Companionship days to help you get together with others.
We have friendly centres across Kirklees and Halifax where older people can get together for a chat, lots of different activities and a hot and healthy midday meal. All our centres are fully accessible.
We can collect you from home in our wheelchair accessible minibuses and transport you to your nearest centre where you will be welcomed with a cuppa and a smile. We try to provide activities that you request and these vary from the traditional, such as all sorts of arts and crafts, games and quizzes to the more up-to-date, including indoor curling, IT lessons and bread-making!
The centres also offer regular days out, with recent visits to local pubs for lunch, the bowling alley, shopping malls such as the Trafford Centre and Meadowhall and further afield to Liverpool and Blackpool
Respite for Carers
Companionship days are a great way for older people to get out and meet new people and try new things but can also offer very welcome respite for carers, who can relax, knowing that their loved ones are in safe hands.
Sundale House, our centre in Huddersfield has it's very own older people's spa facilities: we can offer a bathing service in our accesible Parker bath, a mini hairdressing salon and it has it's own Relaxation Room, for some well deserved time out.
Fridays are Spa Days at Sundale House so you can visit for a combination of any of these services.
Download our Spa Leaflet for more information
Assisted Bathing Services
Professional and caring staff can provide assistance bathing in a fully accessible bath with hoist at our Sundale House Companionship Centre on Fridays only.
Booking is required and you must bring your own toiletries, towels and slings for the hoist if required. To find out prices and book call us on 01484 559935.
How to attend our Companionship Centres
Our centres are open to anyone over 50 subject to availability. Some people receive financial support from Social Services after an assessment of their needs. Please contact us for more information and for price details.
If you are not sure whether a day centre is for you, we would be happy to arrange a taster day free of charge. Simply call your nearest Centre to arrange a visit!
Our staff and our centres
Our warm and caring staff are our biggest asset and they are all well trained and vetted to offer you the best experience possible.
Their details are as follows:
Batley Companionship Centre - Open Wednesday to Friday.
Rimani House Companionship Centre, Halifax - Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Sandy Mount Companionship Centre, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield - Open Monday.
Slaithwaite Companionship Centre - Open Tuesday.
Sundale House Companionship Centre, Bradley, Huddersfield - Open Monday to Friday.
We try to be flexible at all our centres and to offer a friendly and safe environment for all our clients and we have an overwhelmingly positive response:
“May I take this opportunity to thank you for allowing my client to have her lunches with the group. It had a positive impact on her general health and provided a sensible solution to some of the issues at that time. She enjoyed the company of Age UK clients and joining in with activities, especially bingo! Your staff were and are always kind, considerate and inclusive."
- Claire Schofield, Service Support Officer at Places for People
To contact any of these centres please call either 01422 252040 or 01484 535994