Day support for those with dementia and other complex needs. We're following guidance from Government and Public Health England for infection prevention, with rigorous control measures in place to reduce risks around COVID-19.
We understand that people may be anxious at this time. We want to reassure you that we take our responsibilities as a provider of essential services very seriously. We continue to work hard to mitigate against risk of infection through risk assessments and procedures we have in place that staff are following meticulously. We have all the PPE (personal protective equipment) that we need to operate safely.
Can I still attend Day Opportunities?
YES - Day care remains open with strict safety measures in place. However, should Government guidelines change we will update you.
How are we protecting our service users?
We have completed and follow a strict COVID-secure risk assessment that includes temperature control prior to entering the building. Social distancing and hand sanitising sations in place, along with restriccted numbers of people in Day Opportunities at any one time. Staff wear face coverings and additional PPE as required.
We clean more often
Cleaning regimes have increased. Staff clean surfaces that are touched a lot throughout the day. Personal hygiene encouraged for all staff frequently washing their hands and we ask service users to use hand sanitiser and wash their hands frequently too.
How does Day Opportunities work?
Our guests are provided with a welcoming, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with the aim of stimulating their physical, recreational, creative and social skills.
We provide sociable spaces where fun, engaging activities are tailored to each guest - with periods of quiet time, reading, craft and games built in, according to the needs and preferences of each person.
Meals and snacks are provided throughout the day, with the security of door to door transport with trained escorts that accompany each person from and to their home.
We shape the service around the needs, goals and aspirations of each individual. We provide a caring, value for money experience using trained and committed local staff.
What measures are in place during coronavirus (COVID-19)?
We're following Government guidelines on measures such as social distancing and PPE (personal protective equipment).
Our highest priority is to keep all clients, volunteers and staff safe and protected in a COVID-secure environment. This includes reduced numbers of people in our day centres. In addition, no visitors are allowed to visit any of our day centres without prior consent, and we have suspended taster sessions to potential new clients.
Where it has not been possible to accomodate people in our day centres, we're offering support in different ways such as Day Care at Home.
Which Day Opportunities locations are currently running?
Day Opportunities currently operates in five locations across Staffordshire.
You can click each individual location for more info.
- Orton Meadows (Wombourne), operating with reduced numbers
- The Roller Mill (Penkridge). operating with reduced numbers
- Whittington Cricket Club Pavilion (Lichfield), operating with reduced numbers
- Victoria House (Tamworth) - operating with reduced numbers
We will update this page when the below locations re-open for Day Opportunities:
Is there any way I can become a volunteer for Day Opportunities?
Yes - if you're looking for a new challenge, want to make a difference and have a passion for working with people, we'd love to hear from you.
Get in touch with our Day Opportunities team or visit our Volunteer Roles page to apply now.
Want to find out more about Day Opportunities?
Speak to our team for general enquiries:
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