Many people are quite able to live independently and safely at home with some help and support. Others just want to get out and socialise with other people who may be in a similar situation. Day Centres meet these needs. There are a variety of council, charity and private sector centres across Southampton. They are run by qualified and experienced staff and provide a number of activities, intended to:
- Help you gain the practical skills needed for independent living, such as cooking and laundry
- Give you advice on a range of subjects including opportunities to try out equipment to help with daily living tasks
- Provide gentle exercise and help with mobility
- Provide social activities such as craft and hobbies, games, outings and entertainment
Some Day Centres offer training or work projects for people with disabilities. Others help those recovering from illness such as a stroke.
People can also attend a Day Centre to give carers a break from their caring responsibilities.