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What are day services for older people?

The Peterborough City Council’s day service offers a safe and friendly environment for older people who might be finding it difficult to get out and about, and need a bit of help and support.

Coming to the day service can help people to stay independent, keep well, and remain living in their own homes for as long as possible - offering a chance to enjoy some friendship while being well cared for. Attending the day service can also provide a much needed break for carers who live at home, and help to reduce and prevent falls.

The Peterborough day service is based at the Cresset, Bretton Centre. Door to door transport with carers is provided as standard.

The service is provided in safe, relaxed and comfortable surroundings by well trained staff who support people respectfully and sensitively with their personal care needs. The day service is well equipped to help people who find it difficult to get around and need support with their personal care needs, including those who may suffer from dementia or other life-limiting illnesses.

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How much you pay will depend on your personal financial circumstances, but you will not be asked to pay more than you can reasonably afford. The full cost of the day service if you don’t receive any financial support from the council is: Day care service (per day) £39.00 Transport (return journey) £2.10 Hot meal £3.50 Tea, coffee, soft drinks, biscuits (and sometimes cake!) are provided free of charge.


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You can attend if you live in the Peterborough City Council area, are over 65 and are in need of care and support.

A trial or ‘taster session’ can be arranged at no cost to see how the day service can benefit you.

To find out more, ring Adult Early Help on (01733) 747474