What does it do?Find out about day centres throughout Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. Each day centre is local to its area. They open one day a week usually between 10.00am and 3.00pm.
Generally, transport to and from the Day Centre is provided by either car or in some areas specially adapted minibus. In some cases members are asked to make their own arrangements.
Each day centre has its own character. The majority of day centres include some form of activity, such as cards & games, crafts, guest speakers, gentle exercise to music, quizzes and bingo.
All day centres provide a hot two course lunch and there are also occasional trips and meals out.
Each day centre is run by a team of much valued volunteers who are supported by Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin staff.
Referrals are made to the local Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin office and are usually made by Social Services, GPs, health visitors, family members and friends.
Download the day centre referral form.
Download a list of day centres at the end of the page to find out about your closest centres.
Who it is for: Older people in the county of Shropshire.
Where it is available:Local service covering: Bridgnorth, North Shropshire, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Atcham, South Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin (Shropshire).
What it costs:A small charge is made towards the costs and most centres also have a weekly raffle to raise funds.
How to access or apply for it:
List of Day CentresDay Centre referral form
Socialising, Casework, advocacy & support, Independent living, Transport, Companionship /befriending, Activities, Day centres, Lunch clubs, Health & wellbeing, Socialising, Emotional support
Info last updated:09/04/2012.