The future day offer for adults with disabilities and older people

Townsend Day Centre review (Houghton Regis)

We want to enhance the day service based around customer, relative, carer and day service staff feedback. We want to offer more personalised options based on the things customers, relatives and carers say are important to them.

Research

We're working with Townsend Day Centre service customers, carers and relatives and day centre staff to identify new activities and experiences that customers might enjoy or might like to try. The outcome of this research will be used to identify new opportunities which current and future customers could benefit from. This may include running activities from alternative venues.

The Dunstable Centre

The new Dunstable Centre could offer some customers that currently attend Townsend Day Centre the opportunity to access a range of leisure and library activities. The Dunstable Centre is also in an ideal location for customers to be able to access other amenities in the local area, such as the theatre or college. Small groups of customers, supported by Townsend staff, have started visiting the new centre to participate in the types of activities they have said they enjoy.

The Day Offer team will continue to identify other opportunities that meet the care and support needs of customers. The Townsend Day Centre service will continue to run as normal and the service remains open for new referrals. No permanent changes to the Townsend day service would be made without formal consultation with customers, carers and relatives. 

If you would like more information about the Townsend Day Centre review or have ideas for the future day offer, please email day.offer@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.