Central Day Centre (Wigan Council)

Central Day Centre offers a service to people over the age of 50. We offer support to people with a diagnosis of dementia and ongoing health needs. We aim to help people to stay healthy and independent, by providing opportunities to take part in therapeutic and stimulating activities in a safe and caring environment. We are fully committed to the principles of supporting all people of the Borough to age well. The centre is open 5-days a week Monday to Friday We open 9.00 am to 4.30pm. - Providing 35 day care places per day. Central is situated close to the town centre of Wigan and was built in 1987 The building provides single storey access to all areas of the centre including safe access to all indoor and outdoor areas. The centre is equipped with a central door locking system . Central day centre also has a recently built sister build the Sullivan Suite created in a 50's style design organised for the customers to run and control themselves to retain and regain every day living skills People who can access Central Day Centre : You may be offered a place at Central Day Centre if you have one or more of a number of specified needs and are in receipt of a formal assessment.

Updated:
14 November 2017
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Wigan Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Develop and provide a level of care and support that draws on and meets set national professional body standards. Not only for the customers of the centre but for their carers, friends and family also. 

Ensure individuals have assess to other integrated local organisations, service care providers and relevant information about treatment and support. 

Create a safe, secure environment that works in a person centred way with an ethos of dignity, respect and equality that promotes positive risk taking by where possible eliminating barriers. 

Limit social exclusion, stimulate and promote personal growth and self worth. Aim for a health and well being of mind and body that creates feelings of self worth, value and a personal identity.

 Improve staff skills and knowledge by constantly encouraging personal growth and development and ensuring they follow the “Wigan deal” key values of courage, positivity and accountability.  

 Empower individuals to strive to live well in the community after diagnosis by identifying, promoting ,enhancing and utilizing local community activities that follow up to date dementia guidelines and work towards to be a dementia friendly environment

 Use resources and skills to re-able and retain life skills. Offer choice to empower and reduce the risk of the dementia diagnosis being viewed exclusively in terms of deficit.

 

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Maintaining set standards can prove difficult as new discoveries and ideas mean constant improvements and amendments are being added to guidelines to improve upon the quality of care provided.

 Good communication and sharing of knowledge across sectors is vital. Ensuring assess to other providers and relevant organisations and the information and opportunities they offer can prove challenging for various reasons. Firstly communication barriers can make sharing information in a way that it can be understood and retained can be difficult. Often contact with families can be intermittent and utilizing transport to pass on information is sometimes not successful.  Secondly individual budgets must be considered when attempting to set up plans for individuals to assess the community, alternative ways of transport can sometimes help. A sense of flexibility must often be adopted to achieve a particular outcome. 

Creating person centred support plans is crucial in a health and social care role, it is vital to use reflective practice and build up a full picture of the essence of an individual, however particularly with a critical dementia diagnosis gaps in information can become apparent. All avenues should be explored to gather as much knowledge of the person who requires support as possible, this creates a true picture and identifies aspirations and goals so positive risk taking can be encouraged and analysed in the correct format.

 

2. Actions

  • Provide support facility

    We provide a support facility for people over 50 with dementia.

     We offer support to people with a diagnosis of dementia and ongoing complexhealth needs. We aim to help people to stay healthy and independent, by providing opportunities to take part in therapeutic and stimulating activities in a safe and caring environment. We are fully committed to the principles of supporting all people of the Borough to Age Well. The centre is open 5-days a week Monday to Friday We open 9.00 am to 4.30pm. - Providing 35 day care places per day.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Identify appropriate cases for access to the day centre

    You may be offered a place at Central Day Centre if you have a diagnosis of dementia. We also cater for persons who have other, unrelated conditions.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Provide supervised activites for individual needs.

    Those admitted can choose from a number of activities, including: • Music and chair-based exercises. • Interactive and group quiz sessions. • Arts and crafts. • Dominoes and card games. • Cookery. • Therapeutic activities. • Aromatherapy. • Footspa sessions. • Reminiscence therapy. • Gardening. • Seasonal events. • Nail care and relaxation. • Daily living skills. • Walking and falls prevention programme. • Reablement programme. • Tai Chi and Pilates programmes. • Access to community activities • Access to bathing facilities

    Status:
    Delivery
  • networking

    Central day centre aim to link in with the local community to ensure that our customers are not only aware of what is available for them to access during their day with ourselves but also to allow local people to make the most of what is on offer at central day centre and the sullican suite.

    We aim to do this by networking with many other agencies to present dementia friends sessions at our centre and link in with other dementia day centres and hubs in the community to engage in activities that empower.

    Our staff are also working with each other to involve carers to offer support and information.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    2016 was a very exciting year for us we opening our brand new independant living unit ..The sullivan suite. This is designed to be ran by the customers themsleves to retain living skills and develope those much needed feeling of self worth and value.

    The suite as been more of a success than we could ever have imagined and has achieved some amazing outcomes, we are excited to watch its continued success.

  • Creating a dementia friendly environment at Central Day Centre

    We have renovated our main room in Central Day Centre to provide a more dementia friendly setting, with a new floor and lowered ceiling.

    We have created a setting that is calming and a home from home for our customers.

    2018 will see central day centre continue its successes and outcomes, we hope to develop new groups that incorperate the comminity to offer new schemes to help individuals in the bourough and their families living with a dementia diagnosis.

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Dementia Friends sessions for children

    We are linking in with local schools to deliver dementia friends sessions.

    Our champions will look at amending the sessions already delivered to adults, and seek advice from the Dementia Friends site to create a bespoke half hour talk that will hold children's interest, capture their imagination and educate them.

    Status:
    Being implemented