Day centres are friendly, welcoming places offering a variety of leisure, educational, and health and well-being activities. There are  centres for older people, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities or mental health problems. They are in local residential homes or some are run by other providers, including the local NHS.

Centres often provide a range of services such as:

  • Hot or cold food and drink, or a meal
  • A range of activities including outings to parks or local events
  • Exercise and fitness sessions, including Tai Chi, dance and aerobics which are tailored to be accessible for people of varied abilities
  • Support with transport to the centre and to local events
  • Educational classes

Some of these services may incur a small charge.

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