Our day clubs can make all the difference to you and your loved one’s wellbeing
Do you care for a friend or family member in their own home? Would you both enjoy a change of scene now and again? A Care UK day care centre could be the answer for both of you, giving your loved one the chance to meet people just like them and take part in varied, fun activities while you enjoy some time to yourself.
Support near you, when you need it
Care UK runs a range of day care centres around the UK where older people, including those who are living with dementia, can make friends and keep busy while their family carers have a break.
These clubs are run by dedicated and experienced care teams, giving you the peace of mind that your loved one is in safe hands while they’re with us.
Members of these day care centres are welcome to come along for a couple of hours up to a full day or several days a week. We’re here to make life as easy as we can for you, so although we have set opening hours, we can often provide care outside these times too.
Remember that all our care homes also offer short term respite care. So if you’re looking to have a longer break, perhaps for a family holiday, we can provide round-the-clock care for your loved one in comfortable and homely surroundings.
What can you expect?
Keeping busy is the secret to staying independent and positive as we get older, so we support members to play an active part in their club’s daily goings-on, from helping out in the garden to planning outings, or baking sweet treats for everyone to enjoy.
Although our teams plan daily activities around members’ hobbies, abilities and interests, they ‘go with the flow’. So if members decide they want to do something on the spur of the moment, we’ll make it happen.
Typical activities include:
- Quizzes and sing-alongs
- Arts and crafts
- Gentle exercise
- Reminiscence, and stimulating and cognitive activities suitable for people living with dementia
Health and wellbeing professionals, from hairdressers to chiropodists, regularly visit our day clubs, and many have facilities like kitchens and laundry rooms that members can use if they wish. Some also have bathrooms with specialist equipment, so an experienced member of our team can give your loved one a bath if you’re finding this difficult to do yourself at home.
Added to that, each of our Suffolk day clubs is adjacent to a brand new Care UK care home, with its own cafe, cinema and hair and beauty salon, and club members are welcome to use these luxurious facilities (the hair salon is only a small charge).
Suffolk day clubs – book your free taster session
Do you live in Suffolk? Do you like the sound of the support that a Care UK day club could bring to you and your loved one? Then treat your loved one to a free taster session.
A free session is the ideal way for your loved one to decide whether one of our day care centres is right for them. Simply find the one closest to you in the list below, click on the link and give them a call to book a free taster session today.
If you’d like to know more about day care from Care UK, the team at your local club will be happy to tell you more. Click on the service closest to you from the list below.
Keen to see one of our day care centres in action? Watch a video about daily life at the Orchard Centre.
If you have any general questions about our services or caring for an older loved one, please contact us or call us direct on 0333 321 8305.