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What does the service offer?

This service aims to offer participants a varied and stimulating day in a safe setting away from home. Which includes:

  • Door-to-door accompanied transport to a choice of two locations within South Gloucestershire;
  • A two-course lunch;
  • Refreshments provided throughout the day;
  • A range of activity options delivered by our specialist team

What does a typical day involve?

A typical day contains opportunities for a variety of activities such as, but not limited to:

  • Singing workshops;
  • Tai-Chi;
  • Quizzes;
  • Exercises;
  • Arts & crafts;
  • Nintendo Wii games;
  • Knitting;
  • Memory boxes

Our Activity Day Centres also deliver varied entertainment as well as times of quiet conversation and one-to-one support. Our fully trained team are also able to adjust existing activities to cater for individual needs and aspirations.

What are the benefits of attending an Activity Day Centre?

Activity Day Centres contribute to a range of benefits such as:

  • Improved health and well-being;
  • Reduced isolation;
  • Increased motivation;
  • Improved self-confidence;
  • Improved social skills and communication;
  • Improved nutrition and hydration through monitoring

Is there a cost for this service?

Yes, this is a chargeable service. However, we can help you determine whether you would be eligible for financial support from South Gloucestershire Council to access our Activity Day Centres. (Please see below for contact details to find out more.)

Our Information and Advice team is also available to carry out a welfare benefits assessment to ensure you receive all the financial support you are entitled to.

We will be happy to discuss attending a 'taster session' to experience the service, meet our team and other service users. In addition, half-day packages can also be discussed but are subject to availability.

Who can apply?

Anyone aged 50+ who would benefit from the service.

Can the Activity Day Centres accommodate people with dementia?

Yes, we can accommodate people with or without a dementia diagnosis. All our staff are trained 'Dementia Friends' and DBS checked at an enhanced level.

How do I contact Age UK South Gloucestershire about this service?

Contact our Day Services team on 01454 411 707 (option 3) for more information about our Activity Day Centres.

You may also be interested in Community Services offering tailored plan for individual needs and aspirations created by our specialist team. The service offers group and one-to-one activities both inside the home and within the community (in line with any COVID-19 guidance in place). Click here to find out more.