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A guide to Wellbeing & Activity Centres in South Essex


Contents Our Services Across Essex.........................................................Page 3 Overview of Wellbeing & Activity Centres................................ Page 4 Ashleigh Wellbeing & Activity Centre.................................. Page 6 Canvey Island Wellbeing & Activity Centre......................... Page 8 Hesten Lodge Wellbeing & Activity Centre......................... Page 10 Walter Boyce Wellbeing & Activity Centre........................... Page 12 Hogarth Wellbeing & Activity Centre.................................. Page 14 Lions Wellbeing & Activity Centre........................................ Page 16 St Lukes Wellbeing & Activity Centre................................... Page 18 Tyrells & Tudors Wellbeing & Activity Centre....................... Page 20 Accessing Our Services............................................................. Page 22 Pricing Information.................................................................... Page 23 A Glossary of Essex Cares Services..........................................Page 24

Learning Disability Mental Health

Older People Sensory & Physical Impairment


3 Our services across Essex Mid Essex

West Essex

North Essex

Braintree Halstead

Saffron Walden

Newland Street

Marylands Shrublands Queen Street Woodlands

Crocus

Harwich

Millicents Rosemary Road

The Hub @ Harlow Jessopps Court

Chapter House Chelmsford Highfields Charles Dickens Rohan Court

Loughton Walter Boyce Hogarth Lions

Tyrells & Tudors Hesten Lodge

St Lukes

Canvey Island Ashleigh

South Essex Learning Disability Mental Health

Older People Sensory & Physical Impairment


4 Overview of Wellbeing & Activity Centres Essex Cares runs Wellbeing & Activity Centres across the county offering day time activities and opportunities for adults with a range of support needs. The centres offer all visitors a warm welcome with a wide range of activities to support individuals to maximise independence and to gain and maintain skills for everyday living, enabling them to continue to be part of their local community. Our highly skilled staff provide person-centred support to the customers to achieve their aspirations and goals through action plans. Each individual is offered choice and control over the activities they want to participate in, and we continuously review these to ensure variety and stimulation for each and every day of attendance. Our customers include: Older adults Older adults with mental health support needs Adults with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other mental health problems Adults with learning disabilities Adults with profound physical, sensory and learning disabilities Adults with physical and/or sensory impairment


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6 South Essex Ashleigh Wellbeing & Activity Centre Basildon Ashleigh Wellbeing & Activity Centre is a community hub located in Basildon. The centre is predominantly known for supporting adults who have learning disabilities but increasingly offers services that support the whole community. Customers are encouraged and supported to access facilities within the local area including swimming, ten pin bowling, lunch clubs and walking groups. There are also many activities for customers to enjoy within the centre including sensory sessions, art, reading, listening to music, playing games and watching films. Healthy living and eating is promoted through cooking, health and beauty sessions, massage, yoga, the use of gym balls and passive stretching.

“I like the Ashleigh Centre so much; can there be an ‘after Ashleigh club’?”

- Kerry, a customer at Ashleigh


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Find us at: Ashleigh Wellbeing & Activity Centre, Whitmore Way Basildon Essex SS14 2NN Tel: 01268 282834 Fax: 01268 293076 Email: ashleighcentre@essexcares.org

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: Closed weekends

9.00 am – 4.00 pm


8 South Essex Canvey Island Wellbeing & Activity Centre

Canvey Island Wellbeing & Activity Centre is a bright and spacious centre supporting adults with learning disabilities. The centre provides many activities for customers and individuals are able to select the daily activities they wish to participate in from the choice board. Customers can take part in sports sessions at the local sports centre, golf range and bowling alley as well as enjoy activities at the centre within the specialist sensory room and using the kitchen to cook their own lunchtime meals. Staff support customers to undertake work experience at a local residential home as well as supporting the Salvation Army activities in Hadleigh.

“Canvey is the best centre in the world and has wonderful staff�

- a customer at Canvey Island


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Find us at: Canvey Island Wellbeing & Activity Centre Little Gypps Roads Canvey Island SS8 9HG Tel: 01268 695885 Email: canveycentre@essexcares.org

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: Closed weekends

9.00 am – 4.00 pm


10 South Essex Hesten Lodge Wellbeing & Activity Centre Benfleet Hesten Lodge Wellbeing & Activity Centre is a specialised service offering a high level of care to vulnerable adults with physical and learning disabilities. The centre is small and unique supporting a maximum of 20 customers each day. The centre provides many different activities on site including: arts & crafts, chair fit exercises, cooking & baking, relaxation, passive stretching, yoga, sensory sessions and one to one communication work. Woodland and spacious gardens surround the centre, which can be used in the summer months when weather permits. The centre also supports customers to access the local community including visits to the library, over 50s lunch club, coffee mornings at the nearby church, bowling and shopping trips.


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Find us at: Hesten Lodge Wellbeing & Activity Centre 311 Church Road Thundersley Essex SS7 3HT Tel: 01268 758990 Fax: 01268 793734 Email: hestenlodge@essexcares.org

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: Closed weekends

9.00 am – 4.00 pm


12 South Essex Walter Boyce Wellbeing & Activity Centre Brentwood The Walter Boyce Wellbeing & Activity Centre supports adults with learning disabilities. Around 45 customers a day attend the centre as well as a number of customers with more profound learning disabilities who attend the specialist unit providing higher levels of care. The centre aims to increase customers’ confidence, self esteem and expectations by supporting them to take greater control of their lives. The centre promotes and encourages a strong community presence and customers are supported to regularly access the community. There are pub lunches, swimming, snooker, gym and shopping trips to look forward to as well as outings to one of the three local country parks for biking, crazy golf or to play football. There are also a wide range of work experience opportunities available to customers with the Book Rest coffee shop in Brentwood Library and Copy Cats 2, a print studio based within the centre itself.

Activities at the centre include: yoga, arts & crafts, music, karaoke, communication, massage, drama, pottery, cooking, reminiscence, games and puzzles.

“I think it’s great to come here. Staff are friendly and I’ve got loads of friends.” - Joanne, a customer at Walter Boyce


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Find us at: Walter Boyce Wellbeing & Activity Centre Warley Hill Brentwood CM13 3AP Tel: 01277 228571 Fax: 01277 262160 Email: walterboyce@essexcares.org

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: Closed weekends

9.00 am – 4.00 pm


14 South Essex Hogarth Wellbeing & Activity Centre Brentwood Hogarth Wellbeing & Activity Centre provides support to older adults. The centre offers a wide range of stimulating activities that help customers to retain existing skills, learn new ones and to increase physical and mental activity. The centre offers a welcoming, friendly and relaxed atmosphere giving customers the opportunity to meet and socialise with others in a safe environment, supported by professional and fully trained staff. Customers at Hogarth can enjoy activities including arts & crafts, bingo, board games, quizzes, light physical games & exercise, reminiscence, music, gardening and entertainment afternoons. Staff also offer support with personal care where needed.

“Rather than sit at home on my own, I like to come in and spend time with people.�

- a customer at Hogarth


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Find us at: Hogarth Wellbeing & Activity Centre Riseway Ingrave Road Brentwood CM15 8BG Tel: 01277 230266 Email: hogarth@essexcares.org

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: Closed weekends

9.00 am – 3.30 pm


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Lions Wellbeing & Activity Centre Brentwood At Lions Wellbeing & Activity Centre support is offered to adults with a wide range of mental health conditions including schizophrenia, dementia and Alzheimer’s. Lions is based within the Hogarth Centre, alongside Hogarth Wellbeing & Activity Centre which supports older adults. Customers can enjoy many activities including arts & crafts, bingo, board games, quizzes, pub style games, reminiscence, Nintendo Wii games, music and entertainment afternoons. The centre offers a welcoming, friendly and relaxed atmosphere giving customers the opportunity to meet and socialise with others in a safe environment, supported by professional and fully trained staff.

“I love music and I love to dance at the Centre.”

- a customer at Lions


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Find us at: Lions Wellbeing & Activity Centre Hogarth Centre Riseway Ingrave Road Brentwood CM15 8BG Tel: 01277 230266 Email: lions@essexcares.org

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: Closed weekends

9.00 am – 3.30 pm


18 South Essex St Lukes Wellbeing & Activity Centre Rochford Situated in the old Rochford hospital grounds, St Lukes Wellbeing & Activity Centre has a large welcoming lounge described by visitors as friendly, bright and comfortable. The staff at the centre support older people living in the communities of Rayleigh, Rochford, Hullbridge, Hockley and Wakering. Activities at the centre include: bingo, painting, scrabble, cards, musical entertainment, quizzes, knitting and crafts. As well as activities that promote health and wellbeing including chiropodist visits and chairfit exercises.

“Dealing with dementia is very isolating. You feel nobody cares or understands. Thank you St Lukes!� - Wife of a St Lukes customer


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Find us at: St Lukes Wellbeing & Activity Centre St Lukes Place Dalys Road Rochford SS4 1RA Tel: 01702 530938 Fax: 01702 546298 Email: stlukes@essexcares.org

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm Closed Sundays


20 South Essex Tyrells & Tudors Wellbeing & Activity Centre Benfleet Situated in the multi-purpose Tyrells building, Tyrells and Tudors Wellbeing & Activity Centre supports older people and adults with mental health needs. The centre aims to meet customer’s needs by offering them the opportunity to enjoy a day out, meet with new friends and share experiences and life stories. There is always a variety of activities available for customers to join in with, including: table-top games such as cards, bingo and board games as well as floor games such as target practice, basketball and chairfit exercises. Customers can also enjoy arts and crafts as well as reminiscence sessions. Group meals out are arranged several times a year as well as an annual Christmas pantomime trip.


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Find us at: Tyrells & Tudors Wellbeing & Activity Centre 39 Seamore Avenue Thundersley SS7 4EX Tel: 01268 638410 Fax: 01268 638408 Email: tyrells@essexcares.org

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: Closed weekends

9.00 am – 3.30 pm


22 Accessing Our Services If you are interested in attending one of our Wellbeing & Activities Centres there are two routes you could take: You can pay privately for our services by contacting us directly. Our charges are noted overleaf. You can contact Essex County Council social services (Adults, Health & Community Wellbeing) for an assessment for care and support, and, if appropriate, they can then refer you to our service. This can be either via their in-house teams or they can set you up with a personal budget. Alternatively if your application is unsuccessful you may pay privately for our services.


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“I enjoy working in the garden and growing vegetables�


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Pricing Information

Group support based on four customers to each member of staff One to one support for individuals who require a dedicated member of staff

Day (6 hours)

am or pm (3 hours)

Hourly Rate

From £35

From £20

From £8

£120

£60

£20

For more details please contact the centres directly. VAT will be charged where applicable.


26 A Glossary of Essex Cares Services Reablement - helping individuals to regain the skills and confidence that they need to remain independent in their own home after a spell in hospital or a period of ill health. Outreach - supporting individuals at home and within their local community. Home Share - Host Carers offering day support at their home for a small group. Sensory Service - providing training and advice in daily living skills to promote safety and independence and providing specialist equipment for hearing and/or visually impaired adults. Telecare - fully trained staff on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year to visit homes following emergency calls from bed sensors, door sensors, smoke alarms etc. HomeSafe – a range of products and services offering everything needed to support independence at home and in the local community. Aids and equipment can be delivered directly and adaptations completed by trained assessors. Work Based Training - providing hands on experience and training for adults with learning disabilities across a number of different industry sectors including: catering, horticulture, printing, packaging and conference management. Supported Employment - supporting individuals with learning disabilities into paid employment. With help in CV writing, job searching and interview techniques through to on the job training and coaching.


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“I love coming to Marylands it brightens up my week”


For more information about any of these services please contact the centres directly. For information regarding services within other areas of Essex Cares please call us on 0845 835 0150. Alan Frost Head of Wellbeing & Activity Centres Tel: 07786 125745 Susan Bullman Operational Manager South Essex Tel: 07769 263593

0845 835 0150 www.essexcares.org info@essexcares.org OHS 560702/EMS 560701/FS 560700

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