Minerva House Care Services

Day Care Service in East Co Durham

What does it do?

The Services we provide are:

Day Services

Guests are picked up by our minibus and the first part of the day is spent settling in and with group
games and discussions.  Guests do not have to take part if they do not want to and may sit quietly or
in small groups if they wish.

Transport is provided in our adapted mini-bus which has a tailgate lift.  Lunch is provided on the premises
at a cost of £4.50 per day.  There is a choice of activities with crafts, sing-a-longs and a variety of
enjoyable games.  Transport home is provided at the end of each session.

We also provide personal care including assistance with bathing in our purpose built bathroom, hairdressing, shaving, nail
care and a variety of therapies.

Community Pastimes

Community Pastimes is for people who want to have one to one support to carry out activities in the
community or at home.  These activities could be going shopping, attending leisure facilities, the cinema
or museums.  We go to tea dances or out for lunch or to the seaside.  We also help people visit family or friends.
Activities at home through Community Pastimes include pursuing hobbies, board games, carrying out
craft activities and listening to music.  We can also prepare snacks and provide personal care at home
if it is needed.

The service is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year and the sessions are set on individual needs.
If the person is assessed as being entitled to local authority financial support then the service can be
paid for through an individual budget or Direct Payment.  If not then the service can be purchased
privately at a day rate of £12.50 per hour.  The cost of any overnight provision is £65.00 per night.

Memory Lane Cafes

Minerva House operates two Memory Lane Cafes.  These have been set up to provide people with
dementia and their carers with opportunities to enjoy social activities togetherin a friendly and
informal environment with the presence of supportive staff.
A variety of entertainment is provided including guest speakers,tea dances, quizzes and concerts. 
We also provide information and advice about dementia.
Our day time cafe is at Eden Hill Community Centre, Eden Lane, Peterlee on the last Tuesday of
every month from 12 noon to 3 pm.  Our evening care is at Minerva House on the second Tuesday
of every month from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Both cafes are free but come along and buy a raffle ticket.

Who it is for?

The Hospital of God Care Services at Minerva House, Horden is a new and innovative resource for people with dementia and their carers and is available to anyone living in the East Durham area.

Where it is available?

Local service (Easington).

What it costs:

The present cost of a full day at Minerva House is £31.00 excluding transport (40p per mile). Lunch is an
additional £4.50.

How to access or apply for it:

Contact details:

Minerva House, St Mary's Court, Horden, SR8 4DQ.
Telephone number 0191 5180872.
Our office opening hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.
E mail: minerva.house@hospitalofgod.org.uk


Info last updated:

Minerva House, St. Marys Court, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 4DQ