We are an Adult Day Care Centre situated in South Carshalton and provide care for the elderly within the London Borough of Sutton and its environs. Our main aim is to address loneliness and isolation and provide respite care for families and carers. In doing so we have naturally developed into a Centre that can now support clients with dementia. We have five care staff to support client needs and engage in activities.
Our referrals mainly come from Social Services, the NHS via Cheam Resource Centre and word of mouth. We have a good reputation and are known within the Borough for the quality of our service.
We have seen that providing care during the day can give our clients a reason to get up and get dressed in the morning, we have also seen that day care can defer the need for individuals from having to go into residential care enabling them to stay living in their own homes for a longer period.
We provide door to door transport ensuring client safely. One client said that the arrival of the bus at her front door was the start of her day at the centre.
We run a range of activities throughout the day. This could be something like bingo, hangman, play your cards right, or guess the picture. The care team totally engage with the clients. We play lots of music and frequently have karaoke and sing–a-longs. Many of our clients like to get up and dance and the staff will always engage in this type of activity. The Centre has a nice family feel and we think this is important as we think of ourselves as our clients extended family.
The Centre has a manager who oversees the day to day running of the centre, her name is Sally Martin. Her team consists of a lead care worker and 4 experienced carers who support our clients to maintain a healthy and active life. We offer support and assist with care needs, encouraging our clients to have a fulfilled life. We also have a qualified chef who provides nutritional food each day.
Do you know someone who might be lonely or feeling isolated? Why not come in for a tea or coffee, have a chat and see what we do? Contact Sally Martin on 0208 647 8990 for more information.