Ham Intensive Day Centre

What does it do?

Ham Intensive Day Care Centre is managed by Adult Social Care with support from NHS Richmond.

Ham Intensive Day Care Centre offers therapy, a chance to socialise and more support with personal or practical care than an ordinary Day Centre can, such as helping you go to the toilet and reminding you to take your medication.

It’s a light, homely, ground floor building with a large garden, providing a secure and supportive environment focused on sensory stimulation, comfort, safety and occupation.

One-to-one supervision is available with entertainment and activities that are tailored to individual and group user needs.
Morning or afternoon attendance is available at half the full day price.

Activities include:

  • Group exercises, gardening and dancing
  • Singing
  • Snooker, bowling and bingo
  • Crosswords, cards and quizzes
  • Discussion groups covering topics from current affairs to health issues and reminiscence to encourage social interaction
  • Art and music, including therapy
  • Internet access for reminiscence
  • Aromatherapy
  • Seasonal activities
  • Enjoying the garden.

Facilities and services include:

  • Person-centred planning with individual care plans, regular reviews and an allocated key worker
  • Professional, committed and caring staff
  • A safe, clean and friendly environment
  • A shower facility, hairdressing and chiropody
  • A two course home made lunch with a choice of menu, and teas, coffees and light snacks throughout the day. Dietary needs are catered for.
  • Wheelchair accessible and an individual one-to-one loop system
  • Washing and drying facilities and spare clothing should there be an unexpected need to change during the day
  • Door-to-door transport in a wheelchair accessible bus, with a trained driver and trained escort
  • Health, welfare and benefits literature and information
  • A Carers’ Group that meets twice a month

Who it is for?

for Richmond residents over 60 with moderate to severe dementia and high level care needs, who are unable to get out and about by themselves.

Where it is available?

Local service (Richmond upon Thames).

What it costs:

You may have to contribute towards the cost of your support, depending on your level of savings, income and expenses.

We’ll help you to fill out a financial assessment form to see if you qualify for help. To get a rough idea of costs and how much you’ll pay, (Link to QH page, How much will I pay?) you can carry out a quick, confidential, financial self assessment online.

If we can make a contribution, we call this a Personal Budget. You can lookafter the money yourself and use it to arrange your own support, or you can ask the Council to hold the money and help you to find the support you need.

If you don't qualify for financial help from us and we’ve assessed your needs as eligible, you’re still welcome to use Ham Intensive Day Care Centre but you’ll have to pay the full cost of the service.

You could also arrange to employ someone directly, a Personal Assistant, to support you. RUILS, a local organisation, can help you to find someone. The Skills for Care toolkit provides useful information on employing your own personal assistant. You could also contact a private home care agency. Remember to take care to choose an agency that’s registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Call 03000 616161 or email enquiries@cqc.org.uk. We maintain a list of home care agencies in the borough.

How to access or apply for it:

For more information about Ham Intensive Day Care Centre or to book a free taster day, including meals and transport to and from the centre, please contact, Paul Garner, the centre manager:

Address: Ham Intensive Day Care Centre, Woodville Road, Ham, TW10 7QW
Phone: 020 8948 0911
Email: p.garner@richmond.gov.uk

Opening times: Ham Intensive Day Care Centre is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Additional information:

Our priority is to support people who have no other option or need additional help. If you’re happy with the support you’re able to organise, you don’t have to contact Adult Social Care if you’d rather not.


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