Day care services

What is a Day Care Centre?

They provide a range of activities, an opportunity to socialise and meet friends and a hot meal. Day centre staff and volunteers organise many types of social activities and events for you to enjoy such as:

  • ‘Active in Age’ sessions
  • mental and physical fitness (gentle exercise, Bingo)
  • discussions
  • guest speakers
  • board games
  • themed events
  • day trips

We are registered with Care Quality Commission (CQC) as a provider for a designated type of care.

Who are Day Care Centres for?

  • Older people living in Bradford who might feel alone and isolated at home.
  • Older people needing practical support and personal care during the day.
  • Older people with:
    • a physical or learning disability
    • sight or hearing loss
    • struggling due to frailty or illness
    • mental health needs
  • Family and carers needing a break

Other schemes and activities

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.

We also have a number of luncheon clubs in the district. They are a good chance to have a hot meal in a friendly social environment.

We welcome people from all cultural backgrounds and our day centres and luncheon clubs will try to cater for everyone’s needs and preferences.

When are the Day Care Centres and luncheon clubs open?

  • Day centres are usually open all day Monday to Friday
  • Luncheon clubs are usually open for a few hours a day

Where are the Day Care Centres?

The Council has a number of homes across the district. All our services specialise in care for adults with varying physical and mental health needs. Our services are also culturally sensitive and respect people’s cultural and diverse needs. All our establishments have disabled access.

Please see below for a list of centres.

Who provides the care?

All our 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, Housing associations and Health partners. We have a highly skilled and qualified workforce providing services in all our establishments. Each centre has a manager who directs the care in that centre. Our staffing levels reflect statutory requirements that are laid out by CQC.

How can I apply?

Usually you can contact your chosen day centre directly to discuss your interests.

The scheme co-ordinator will usually visit you at home to discuss your options.

If your needs are more specialist or complex we will carry out an assessment at your home.

Access to our services is done through Council staff who will undertake an initial assessment of your needs. They will then refer you to the appropriate centre. A member of the team will then discuss your current needs and aspirations with you, and will discuss a care plan to reflect those needs. They will then arrange an introductory visit.

Is there a charge?

You will need to contribute to the cost of attending day care or a day centre / luncheon club. This depends on how often you attend and your personal circumstances.

Your ability to pay will be assessed and you will be advised by your social worker about this.

Most grant-funded voluntary and community groups make a small charge towards food, refreshments and transport.

There will be a financial assessment prior to individual taking up a service. The individual will know this charge before committing to the service.

Can I get help with the cost?

This depends on your personal circumstances.

A financial assessment will be carried out and we will let you know what help is available. Any assistance required with meeting the cost of these services will be discussed in your initial assessment.

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

On your first visit you will be introduced to a member of staff who will familiarise you with the centre's 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.

How do I get there?

If you haven’t got access to transport we will discuss this at your assessment.

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

You can contact the Day Care Centre directly.

You can visit the CQC Website to view the rating of the Care Home

List of Day Care Centres

70 Bolton Lane
Telephone: 01274 203000

Dove Court
Bolton Street
Barkerend Road
Telephone: 01274 393586

Eden Gardens
23 Wagtail Close
Cooper Lane

Brearcliffe Drive
Off Halifax Road
Telephone: 01274 435450

Holme View
Gillingham Green
Telephone: 01274 681682

Mary Seacole Court
89 Park Road
Telephone: 01274 730085

Norman Lodge
1a Glenroyd Avenue
Cleckheaton Road, Odsal
Telephone: 01274 691520

Woodward Court
Kirklees Road
Greenway Drive
BD15 7YT
Telephone: 01274 882165

Neville Grange
Off Queens Road
BD18 4SJ
Telephone: 01274 593399

Thompson Court
Morton Lane
BD16 2EP
Telephone: 01274 561965

67 Fell Lane
BD22 6AB
Telephone: 01535 602997

Oaks Resource Centre
Oakworth Road
BD21 1QB
Telephone: 01535 618416/7

Staveley Court
Staveley Road
BD22 7BX
Telephone: 0870 192 4625

I want more choice and control

If you want to arrange services and support for yourself, then you might be interested in Self Directed Support.

This gives you an Individual Account or Direct Payment from us which you can use to arrange your own support.

You can look after the money yourself or ask the Council to hold the money and help you find the support you need.

You can discuss this at the time of your assessment with your social worker.

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