Our day care service provides care and structured activities for vulnerable adults and adults with dementia, in a friendly, safe and stimulating environment that allows users to socialise and maintain an active role in the community. Clients are treated with dignity and respect by qualified, experienced, CRB checked staff. Activities are user led and include arts & crafts, outings, games, exercise classes, quizzes, bingo, shopping trips, and reminiscence work. We also provide homemade meals, refreshments, and transport to and from the Centre. For those people who have had a Community Care Assessment and are eligible for day care services, referral is via Leicester City Council’s adult social care team. You can also book a place with us directly if you are managing your own personal budget or are self-funding.
A personal budget is an amount of money allocated by the Local Authority to meet a person’s assessed care and support needs. Individuals can decide to manage their personal budget in different ways; by the council, a third party, as a direct payment, or a combination of these options. If you’re managing your personal budget yourself as a direct payment, you can choose the services and equipment that best suit you and your lifestyle. For example, if you have meals on wheels, and would like a change once a week, you can use money from your personal budget to go to a café or to meet friends for lunch.
Day trips are very popular with our service users. This year we’ve had picnics at Wistow Park, Foxton Locks and Knighton Park, and visited several garden centres followed by a pub lunch. We also went to Skegness for three nights and stayed at a lovely hotel on the sea front. The hotel management were very accommodating, and even lent us a bingo machine so that we could have our own bingo session! Although the weather was bright, it was quite chilly so this limited our outdoor activities a little, but of course we went to the beach and the amusement arcades, and the service users particularly enjoyed visiting all the shops to buy their sticks of rock and presents to take home. We also went to the Embassy Theatre to see ‘Roll out the Barrels’ which was amazing. Our service users (and staff) knew all of the songs and enjoyed singing along.
“I love Saffcare. I love coming here and sitting amongst so many friends. It’s almost a lifesaver to me. I was so lonely at home with little to do but talk to myself. We all enjoy it – especially the company. I’ve never been one to socialise……but I am now. I look forward to each visit. Although some days I miss watching the Jeremy Kyle show. But really, I’d sooner be here!”
“Well at home it’s all lonely, and I’m isolated stuck there on my own. So it’s great to be able to come to Saffcare, knowing I’m safe and in comfortable surroundings. From the minute I’m picked up, I know I’ll be safe and well looked after. The company is good and I’ve made a couple of very good friends. I really look forward to the two days a week I come to Saffcare.”
For more information or to visit us
please contact Cath Roe on
0116 283 1765 or 07887380784 or email