Fordingbridge Day Care Centre
Day care can help you to care
We specialise in the care of people who are physically and mentally frail
Age Concern Hampshire provides day care for older people at day centres throughout Hampshire. We have 25 years experience and adopt up to date practices of care which meet quality standards.
Service users are older people limited by physical or mental frailty, who are assessed by Adult Services as needing day care and who meet their criteria for inclusion. The need for carer respite is also recognised.
Our day care centres depend on dedicated volunteers as well as trained staff. If you are interested in volunteering either contact the day care centre direct or see our volunteering pages.
Age Concern Hampshire Fordingbridge Day Care Centre
Providing a service for the older people of:
Fordingbridge and surrounding areas
The centre is open Monday and Wednesday from 9.00am until 3.30pm
Located at : Riverside Court, West Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1JH
TEL: 01425 655259
In addition to day care, we also offer a Buddy Walking scheme.
We generate a care plan and individual objectives for each service user. Day care aims to provide activities and care which:
·Older people can enjoy and look forward to
·Gives opportunities to improve health, well-being, confidence and quality of life
·Support independence of daily living by maintaining essential skills
·Provide dignified personal care when required
·Stimulate memory and mental activity with reminiscence, newspapers and appropriate quizzes
·Encourage mobility and help prevent falls by exercise with trained leaders
·Is tailored to meet the identified needs of each service user
·Provide social stimulation via a wide choice of activities to suit the individual and have FUN!
·Ensure carers get a deserved break from caring
A carer told us:
It gives me the freedom to do exactly what I want to do. I can go out without worrying about leaving my husband alone at home, or stay in and do jobs that would not get done.
I enjoy having the time to do the things I want to do and just be quiet if I want to.
Our service users tell us:
The day centre has made a huge difference to my daily routine,I look foreward to coming very much.
I enjoy meeting up with different people some I have known for years but not seen for a long time.
It gives me a change of venue and something else to think about. It usually ends up as the best day of the week.
I came originally to give my husband a break now he has gone I enjoy coming to see the friends I have met over the last 5 years.
Accessing the service
If you think day care can help you or someone you care for you should contact Hampshire County Council Adult Services 0845 6004555 or you can ask your Doctor or other Health Professional to refer you or, come and talk to the centre manager.
We welcome visitors who would like to see what we do and have a look at the centre. Call us and drop in for a chat.
We look forward to meeting you and discussing with you how we can help you to care