Day services for older people

Day centres update: 26 May 2022

We are pleased to inform you that we have eased social distancing restrictions at our day centres. We will be contacting all existing customers to discuss their individual circumstances.

Our priority continues to be the safety of our customers, so the following measures will remain in place:

  • we will check the temperature of everyone who enters our day centres
  • staff will wear face masks when they are within two metres of customers
  • staff will use full PPE when offering support with personal care
  • we will keep the buildings well ventilated

Our alternative support will continue, including hubs, our virtual day offer and our outreach service.

If you have any questions, please contact your day centre directly in the first instance.

Our review of our day offer is ongoing, as we continue to consider the best way to provide day services for the future which will benefit our customers.

Previous feedback reports from our survey on day centre closures

About our day centres

Our day centres have:

  • fully trained staff
  • knowledge and understanding in managing physical and learning disability
  • opportunities to take part in a wide range of activities
  • facilities that enable a range of personal care to be offered i.e. hairdressing, bathing, etc.
  • the opportunity for carers to have a break
  • a place to maintain your skills
  • a safe, protective environment where you can be supported in regaining confidence

There is eligibility criteria and an assessment will be required to use this service.

Transport may be provided to get you to the day centres.

You may have to pay towards the cost of attending the day centres, but this will depend on your financial circumstances.

There is also a small charge for meals.

Please contact our customer service centre on 0300 300 8303 for further information.

Our day centres

We have five day centres for older people:

Beehive Day Centre - Silsoe (previously Ampthill Day Centre)

Holly Walk
Silsoe
Bedfordshire
MK45 4EB

Telephone: 0300 300 8180

Our Silsoe day centre offers:

  • cooked meals, along with a selection of drinks and snacks
  • entertainment and events
  • a range of activities such as bingo, quizzes and chair exercise
  • arts and crafts
  • Alzheimer's Society drop-in services
  • a laundry service (for a small charge)
  • hairdressing services on-site
  • showering facilities
  • accessible garden area

Leighton Buzzard Day Centre

Duncombe Drive
Leighton Buzzard
LU7 1SD

Telephone: 0300 300 8178 

Our Leighton Buzzard day centre offers:

  • cooked meals, along with a selection of drinks and snacks
  • entertainment and events
  • a range of activities such as bingo, quizzes and chair exercise
  • arts and crafts
  • Alzheimer's Society drop-in services
  • a laundry service (for a small charge)
  • hairdressing services on-site
  • showering facilities
  • accessible garden area

Biggleswade Day Centre

Mead End
Biggleswade
Bedfordshire
SG18 8JU

Telephone: 0300 300 8177

Out Biggleswade day centre offers:

  • cooked meals, along with a selection of drinks and snacks
  • entertainment and events
  • a range of activities such as bingo, quizzes and chair exercise
  • arts and crafts
  • Alzheimer's Society drop-in services
  • a laundry service (for a small charge)
  • hairdressing services on-site
  • showering facilities
  • accessible garden area

Houghton Regis Day Centre

12 Parkside Drive
Dunstable
LU5 5QN

Telephone: 0300 300 8179
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Our Houghton Regis day centre offers:

  • cooked meals, along with a selection of drinks and snacks
  • entertainment and events
  • a range of activities such as bingo, quizzes and chair exercise
  • arts and crafts
  • Alzheimer's Society drop-in services
  • a laundry service (for a small charge)
  • hairdressing services on-site
  • showering facilities
  • accessible garden area

Priory View day opportunities

Church Street
Dunstable
LU5 4HP

Telephone: 0300 300 6165

Priory View offers:

  • small unit that supports a maximum of 6 people per day
  • support for people with dementia
  • activities, including board games, chair exercise, seated bowls and singing
  • access to the on-site restaurant for meals