Health and wellbeing centres offer social events for people who might otherwise become isolated in their own home. The day services they offer give people a chance to converse and enjoy a cooked meal. They can also 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
- advice on other services and facilities
The dementia wellbeing centre also offers an outreach service.
Other day care in Barnsley
BIADS offer personalised care for people with dementia. Their dementia day centre is based at The Old Court House, 12 Regent Street, Barnsley, S70 2HG.
The centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. It offers full day, half day and hourly pay as you go sessions. Free taster sessions are also available.
Professionals are welcome to visit the venue.
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. These can help you stay connected with your local community and prevent people from being lonely.