Day Care

What does it do?

Day care services provide support to help you continue to live in your own home or with your family or carer.
We can provide day-care services in our own centres or we may arrange for a private or voluntary day-care service, depending on your needs.

We aim to provide the best service we can by:

  • helping you to stay as independent as possible
  • respecting you
  • helping you make your own choices.

Who it is for?

Our day care centres provide a wide range of services for older people, aged 60 and over, and their carers.

Where it is available?

Local service (Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Wealden, Rother).

What it costs:

You will not have to pay for an assessment, or for information and advice. We will ask you to contribute towards the cost of day care. We will charge you for day care whether you receive the care at one of our centres or through an independent provider.
You will not have to pay a charge if you have been referred to us under section 117 of the Mental Health Act. The amount you have to pay for day care depends on how much you can afford. 

How to access or apply for it:

To apply for a day care service you have to receive a community care assessment which looks at your needs. If you need to speak to someone please telephone Social Care Direct on 0345 60 80 191.

Additional information:

When you apply we can help to work out the easiest way for you to get to your day care centre. The choice might include the centre's own mini-bus, the county rider bus service, taxis or being driven by one of our voluntary drivers. If you have a carer, they might want to bring you themselves.
Transport can be provided to day care and respite centres – this is part of your service package – and costs £1 each way.
When you are assessed, you can discuss your transport needs with your assessor.


Info last updated:

County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex, BH7 1UE