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.
- 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 the day offer aims to deliver
What does it mean for current customers and carers?
If customers currently receive day services, nothing will change until we have discussed individual needs and options with people who use it. We are not proposing to change the eligibility rules for day services, just the way they are delivered. Following an individual customer review, 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.
Are we closing day centres?
We began to conduct reviews of each centre's service in 2017. We will be looking in detail at the service each centre is providing and the needs of the current and future customers. We will also look at opportunities to develop more personalised services and for the day offer to become more integrated with other community facilities.
So far we have reviewed Ampthill Day Centre's service and in that process we identified alternative options for the service. Following a formal consultation, our Executive agreed to the implementation of a 'hub and spoke model' and the subsequent closure of Ampthill Day Centre.
How to get involved
If you use day services or are a family member of someone who attends a day service in Central Bedfordshire and you would like an information pack which contains more details on what is happening and how to get involved, please contact us:
We need you!
We already run a range of activities in centres, but we want to see if there are learning opportunities or activities held locally that could add to what exists already to offer our customers more choice.
Could you offer activities to older people of adults with disabilities? If you would like to share your skills or provide an activity in one of our centres we want to hear from you!
Anything can be considered – exercise, arts and crafts, games, music or learning opportunities. If you think you can help, please fill in our enquiry form (link opens in new window).