The future day offer for adults with disabilities and older people

About the future day offer for older people and adults with disabilities

What is the new offer?

The new day offer is a joint vision between us and people who use services. It is made up of key components and principles that will be used as building blocks of the future day service in Central Bedfordshire.

Key components

  • meet customer outcomes for social interaction, physical activity and mental stimulation
  • meet carer outcomes for respite and peace of mind
  • meet customers’ care and support needs


  • promote and maintain independence in a way which is personalised, flexible and responsive
  • promote learning in a stimulating and supportive environment
  • deliver greater partnerships with the local community
  • maximise the use of community facilities that can be accessed by older people and adults with disabilities

In October 2017 we began the process of reviewing each of the day centres against the key components and principles listed above.

What does it mean for current customers and carers?

If customers currently receive day services, nothing will change until we have identified alternative options, completed a consultation and had a decision on each centre by the Executive members.

We are not proposing to change the eligibility rules for day services, just the way they are delivered, we expect people who receive day services now to continue to do so. There may be more options to choose from that might be more suited to their needs.

For more information, view our day services for older people and protecting vulnerable adults web pages.

Are we closing day centres?

We began to conduct reviews of each centre's service in 2017. We are looking in detail at the service each centre is providing and the needs of the current and future customers. We are also looking at opportunities to develop more personalised services and for the day offer to become more integrated with other community facilities.

If you use day services or are a family member of someone who attends a day service in Central Bedfordshire and would like more information, please email us on