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Newmarket Day Centre

Newmarket Day Centre is a successful independent community resource working with retired and infirm people to enable them to have and enjoy a better ‘Quality of Life’. Anybody can pop into the Day Centre, as long as they are over 50 years old; that is the only stipulation. If you’re not, you could always bring or borrow someone’s parent or grandparent, the more the merrier!

We have people from all walks of life who regularly attend for fun, friendship and entertainment and there is always plenty of that going on.

Elvis Mc Minn (Charity Director) has been working at the Day Centre for 19 years, says “It is wonderful to see the difference that our services have made to so many people. People just have to be encouraged to step into our Day Centre; we can do the rest. We really can make a huge difference to people. We can change lives. If you don’t think so, come and meet our regulars!”

Why not pop in and read the newspapers with a full English breakfast and cup of tea or coffee (or maybe something a little stronger from the bar) or treat yourself to lunch or a snack from our extensive menus. We look forward to seeing you!

Where we are: Fred Archer Way, Newmarket, CB8 8NT - Tel: 01638 664262

Updated:
31 July 2019
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Health, Charity, Social Care, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Newmarket 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?

Our venue boasts, a drop-in Cafeteria Service, a Hot Plate Meal Delivery Service, Specialised Bath & Shower room, Hearing Aid Clinic, Hair Salon, Podiatry Services, Hair & Beauty Technician, free professional ½ hour Legal advice; an Emotional Well-Being Service and much more.

We also offer comprehensive day care provision if required. People can also be referred to us through social services to supply part of their care package, which can include a hot, home-cooked meal and help with having a bath.

 We provide a wide and varied entertainment and activity programme including Themed Event Days and Live Music to name just a few. Look on our website www.newmarketdaycentre.co.uk to see our full range of services and activities or you could browse through our Quarterly Magazine which is also available through the link on the home page.

The atmosphere at the Day Centre is vibrant – not at all what some people expect. Our aim is to help combat loneliness and depression and support independence, social inclusion and retain self-worth.

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

We would wish to review what we do on a regular basis and endeavour to improve our facilities and our awareness of the needs of all within the Newmarket community. Helping to support those living with dementia, to have a sense of belonging and being a valued part of family and community life. 

2. Actions

  • Being aware of dementia and its affects

    Periodic dementia awareness sessions for our staff and volunteers as required, delivered by the centre manager who is a Dementia Champion. The aim being to enable all to be aware of the challenges of loneliness, depression, independence, social inclusion and retaining self-worth.

    Status:
    Completed
  • Work in partnership with Newmarket DAA

    Newmarket Day Centre will work with the Newmarket Dementia Action Alliance to support Newmarket to become a dementia friendly community and encourage other organisations to attend Dementia Friends sessions and sign up to the Dementia Action Alliance.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Promoting dementia awareness

    Newmarket Day Centre will display the NDAA window sticker to show it is a member of the NDAA. Also when applicable and appropriate the dementia friendly sticker, to demonstrate it is a dementia friendly Organisation.

    Status:
    Being implemented