Additional Day Care Service day announced
Alice House Hospice now provides an additional Social Care Day Service on a Friday, starting Friday 15th September 2017.
The Hospice provides a Day Hospice for people living with life limiting illnesses living in the local community. However, some people have needs which are more social in nature and therefore attending Day Care can help.
These needs can be things like, feeling lonely, and bored or perhaps wanting to build up friendships and support groups. Improving social skills or wanting to give carers, family or loved ones some ‘time off’. All of these are examples of the types of situations many local people feel they are in and coming along to Day Care gives the stimulation, support and increased wellbeing that they are looking for.
Day Care takes place in the Holistic Wellbeing Centre on a Tuesday and Thursday and now also on Fridays. It is a relaxing and friendly place to make new friends, get involved in all sorts of activities, games, arts and crafts including our soon to arrive hens. Day Care is also a wonderful place to access relaxation therapies, including relaxation exercises as well as a full range of bookable therapies (additional costs may apply). Transport to and from Day Care I can be arranged if needed.
This is what some of our Day Care Service users have to say about the sessions:
“Highlight of my week, I couldn’t do without it.”
“I look forward to socialising and being pampered.”
The cost of attending Day Care can be met by using a Personal Budget, Direct Payment, Personal Health Budgets and Continuing Health Care Funding or it can be paid for privately.
If you have any queries or want to speak to someone about attending the Day Care Service please contact Karen Gibson, Community Services Manager on 01429 855553.