September 28th, 2016

New day centre aims to make a big difference

Updated: 9:50 am, May 07, 2015

SUPPORTING people to live well with dementia, sensory impairment and disabilities is the aim of a new day centre.

Natalie Allcock has set up the new VIP Day Centre service in the hope of improving residents’ quality of life, delaying further deterioration of their physical and mental health and ensuring they have a positive and fulfilling experience.

She said she had worked within community care for more than 11 years and had seen a ‘massive need’ for day services in the area.

The centre, in The Barn, Winyates Centre, launched last Friday (January 9) with the official opening attended by Redditch MP Karen Lumley.

Natalie added: “We will support people to feel useful and part of the community, helping people experience achievement and fun, encouraging people to maintain interests and hobbies and enjoy remaining strengths and abilities to in turn delay further deterioration of health and promoting a better night’s sleep.

“I believe VIP Day Centre will make a massive difference to support the local community and drive down the price of day care.”

She said current day services were hard to find for informal carers and individuals, meaning less social interaction for people and them being unable to develop friendships with others.

For more information, e-mail vipdaycentre@gmail.com or call 07824 717799.

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