Health and wellbeing centres offer social activities for people who might otherwise become isolated in their own home. The day services they offer give people a chance to socialise, enjoy a cooked meal, and get help with personal care if they need it.
People being cared for by a family member can also go into day services to allow their carer to have a break.
Day care for older people
In Barnsley we have two health and wellbeing centres and a dementia wellbeing centre offering day care to older people:
- Age UK Centre – central Barnsley
- Tier Centre - Darton
- Dementia Wellbeing Centre - Priory Campus
All three centres offer:
- social contact
- help to remain independent
- activities and exercise
- respite to carers
- help to remain in your own homes
- information and advice on other community services and facilities
The dementia wellbeing centre also offers an outreach service.
You can read more about day care services in our guide to older people's services booklet.
You can also find a service on Live Well Barnsley to help you stay connected with your local community and prevent isolation.