Dementia Day Centre
- Location: William Venton Day Centre
- Price: Costs may vary
£60 per day (09:00-16:00) OR £32.50 per three hour session Local Authority funded places are available following an needs assessment, we also take funding using Direct Payments.
William Venton Day Centre
8 Memory Lane
For those with memory loss or dementia we provide a specialist day care service providing meaningful, varied and personalised activities.
Our Dementia Day Centre provides care for people with memory loss, cognitive issues and all stages of dementia. We understand that a diagnosis of any illness can be difficult for both the person and their carers, therefore we offer free introduction and taster sessions. People can come along to meet with our team and find out about the support available to them, easing their transition into the service.
Our aim is to provide an approach focused on our clients enjoying quality time with us, and for their carers to know that their loved ones are being well looked after and are engaging with the group. Our experienced team adapt to meet the needs of each client, there's always a variety of stimulating and engaging activities on offer.
Clients enjoy a wide range of activities including:
- painting and crafts
- puzzles and quizzes
- singing and dancing
- performances from theatre groups and musicians
- indoor sports including table tennis, boules and virtual reality cycling
- sensory activities including use of the dedicated sensory room
- seasonal activities to celebrate special occasions
Client Testimonials - Spring 2022
“I have been really pleased with how quickly my mother adapted to attending the centre despite her Alzheimer's making any change of routine difficult for her, in particular the way she was made to feel comfortable from the outset. I have found the staff to be very approachable and helpful in terms of providing feedback at the end of each day when requested and it would seem they have got to know and understand Mum in a relatively short space of time. I consider that she benefits from attending the centre from both a social interaction perspective and also being encouraged to participate in the activities at the centre as she feels inclined, given that she finds things increasingly difficult at home.”
What we can offer
- Operates five days a week (Monday - Friday)
- Offers an enjoyable day out in a friendly, safe and comfortable environment
- Offers flexible day care to suit individual needs (ranging from three hour sessions to a full day)
- Offers day respite for carers
Refreshments are available on arrival and throughout the session, our in house catering team can provide home cooked two course meals which clients enjoy together.
Age UK Plymouth’s Dementia Day Centre is fully compliant with the latest Government COVID 19 guidance. Age UK Plymouth has a number of additional processes which may be in place at times as appropriate.
Full details of our COVID precautions will be discussed at the point of assessment and copies of our full risk assessment are available upon request.
Funding for services
For more information on how to fund social care please read the factsheets provided by Age UK, or alternatively talk to one of our friendly Information and Advice team.
The William Venton Centre is located at the end of The Broadway's Long and Short Term Car Park, there is no allocated guest parking. It can be reached using the following buses services:
5, 5A, 17, 18, 48
*correct as at September 2022