Day care for older people

These are a range of services for older people which provide an opportunity to take part in activities during the day. Some day centres are specifically for older people who have care needs and others are open to a wider range of older people.

What services are provided for people who have care needs?

There are daycentres where people can go for the day to participate in a range of activities. Lunch is provided.

All the establishments are staffed with highly trained professional support staff that are trained and qualified to provide you with the support you need. Providers include Bradford Council and Housing Associations. Each centre has a manager who directs the care in that centre.

All services specialise in care for older people with different physical and mental health needs. The services are culturally sensitive and respect people’s cultural and diverse needs. All the establishments have disabled access.

What other services are for older people with care needs?

Time Out

This is where someone comes to your home for a few hours to provide companionship and support so your main carer has a bit of a break.


This is an alternative to day opportunity services. You are matched with one of our providers and go to spend the day with them at their home or doing activities you enjoy.

How do I apply?

Access to day opportunities is done through an assessment of your needs by a member of staff from Bradford Council. This will include whether you have a need for transport to the centre. After the assessment you will be referred to the appropriate centre. A member of the team will then discuss your needs and aspirations with you and create a care plan to reflect those needs. They will then arrange an introductory visit.

Is there a charge?

Your ability to pay will be assessed via a financial assessment, we will let you know what help is available from us and you will be advised by your worker about this.

It’s my first time, who will meet me there?

When you visit the centre for the first time you will be introduced to a member of staff who will familiarise you with the facilities. During the visit you will have the opportunity to talk to other service users. A member of staff will support you through this introductory day. You will have plenty of opportunity to discuss any concerns and ask any questions before you make a decision. You will be given contact details of the person or people meeting you on the day before your visit.

I’d like to find out more, who can I talk to?

You can contact the Access team where staff will be happy to discuss any questions you have.

What other schemes and activities for older people are available?

There are a range of different groups offering a wide range of activities, befriending, exercise and practical help. Many of the schemes especially for older people are local and vary from place to place. We can advise you on what’s available where you live and there is also information from the directory of voluntary and community services for older people.

List of day care centres

Abbeyfield, Ilkley

Grove House
12 Riddings Road
West Yorkshire
LS29 9BF

01943 886000


70 Bolton Lane

01274 203000


67 Fell Lane
BD22 6AB

01535 602997

Holme View

Gillingham Green

01274 681682

Norman Lodge

1a Glenroyd Avenue
Cleckheaton Road

01274 69152


3, Baldwin Lane
BD14 6PN

01274 884889

Staveley Court

Staveley Road
BD22 7EB

0345 606 6363

Woodwood Court

Kirklees Road
Greenway Drive
BD15 7YT

01274 882165

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