Day services for people aged 65 or over

Day Services during COVID-19

Our COVID-19 page can help you understand how COVID-19 is affecting care and support for adults.

If you are aged 65 or over there are a variety of day services available.

If you have assessed care and support needs, day services can provide you with extra personal care and emotional support that you may need.

Day services for older people

Whatever your interest or ability, you can find groups and activities by searching our Solihull Directory.

If you need advice about choosing day services our Community Advice Hubs can provide you with help and direction.

Day care centres in Solihull

There are a number of day care centres for older people and people with dementia. The centres are located within the community and allow people to take part in a number of activities, including:

  • handicraft, craft activities and hobbies
  • sing-a-longs and music groups
  • gardening in the centres’ own gardens
  • learning and developing skills such as cooking, gardening, housework and laundry to help you stay active and enjoy an independent lifestyle
  • gentle physical activities such as going for walks and exercise sessions to improve mobility
  • trips to nearby entertainment venues
  • visiting places of interest

Day care centres funded by Solihull Council

The Council funds two day centres in Solihull to support:

  • older people
  • people with dementia

These are:

  • The Maples at Park View, Monkspath Hall Road, Solihull, B91 3LU
  • Colebrook day centre, 291 Bosworth Drive, Chelmsley Wood, B37 5DP

We provide day care in a warm and welcoming atmosphere while providing encouragement and stimulation in a safe environment. We aim to provide a service that is consistent with the assessed individual needs of each person.

We also provide personal care that meets specific needs, social care and rehabilitation, assistance with eating of meals, assistance with medication, and assistance with mobility.

We aim to provide physical, emotional and social support to people, and respite for carers.

The service provides a well-balanced choice of meals and refreshments throughout the day and people can join in a wide range of activities, including:

  • handicraft
  • painting
  • singing
  • gentle exercise groups
  • board games and group games
  • memory stimulation activities learning and developing skills such as cooking, gardening, housework and laundry to help you stay active and enjoy an independent lifestyle
  • gentle physical activities such as going for walks and exercise sessions to improve mobility
  • trips to nearby entertainment venues
  • visiting places of interest

If you would like more information or are paying for your own care and would like to use the service you can call us on 0121 704 8007.

The cost of day care services

How much you pay towards day care will depend on your financial assessment.

If you are not eligible for care and support from Solihull Council you can still attend the day centre.

We are happy to talk about the different options with you, so please get in touch.