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Day Centres

Day care is provided through numerous centres across Sefton and West Lancashire, through various agencies including local authorities, private care companies, health trusts and charities. Day centres can be handy as respite for a regular carer, or as a pleasant change to a person’s regular routine. They will specialise in varieties of care, such as for the elderly, adults with learning disabilities, mental health or people with specific conditions such as dementia. Generally they provide a range of activities, which may include craft, gentle exercise, entertainers or speakers, games or quizzes or trips out. Meals are also provided so ensure you leave full instructions detailing any special dietary needs. Through Lancashire County Council, support for adults with a disability was historically provided in a traditional day centre MY CARE GUIDE

setting. Our emphasis now is to provide more support in a person’s own community enabling them to access housing, learning, employment and leisure opportunities. Day services are provided in various locations across the county, including resource centres, community settings or within a supported living service, amongst others to enable people to live as independently as possible. Sefton offers day care for the elderly at Chase Heys in Churchtown, run by New Directions. People using this service may live on their own, with family or a carer. Access to day centres is normally by referral from agencies such as a GP, social worker, mental health services or care co-ordinator. Charges for day care vary between each facility so it is best to contact the centres directly for up-to-date fees and details of how to pay. î Ž 25

My Care Guide  
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Your personal guide to caring services in Sefton & West Lancashire