Day Care Services for Older People

Day Care services aim is to help older people stay in their community and  function to the fullness of their ability.  We work to help them maintain, improve or relearn social life skills and activities of daily living.
Day Care services are provided at a number of Day Centres throughout Belfast. They cater for the needs of frail older people, those with physical disabilities, mental illness or dementia.

The Centres provide:

  • Day support, meaningful activity and personal care for a wide range of people, according to individual need.
  • Support and information for carers, as individuals and through Carers Groups which meet in some centres

Day Care provides:

  • Support for vulnerable elderly people with complex needs living in the community
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and lifestyles and maximise potential
  • Rehabilitation, health promotion and access to therapists (provided in some centres)
  • Close links with community facilities which can provide different choices and opportunities

How to Access the Service

Referrals to the Day Centres come from a variety of health care professionals including Social Workers, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Care Managers and Integrated Care Teams.

Places are allocated to older people with physical disability, sensory impairment, mental ill health or early stage dementia living in the Belfast area.  Once a referral is received, a member of staff from the Day Centre will arrange an initial visit to the centre for the person, usually with whoever referred them, or their family / carers.

The Trust provides transport to and from the centre for those people who are unable to make their own transport arrangements.

If you would like more information about this service, contact one of the centres (listed below) directly.



Frail Elderly/ People with Learning Difficulties

Elderly and Physically Disabled