Poplar Day Centre
What does it do?
At Poplar Day Centre we aim to:
- Meet the individual needs of our users.
- Help people maintain their independence, whilst offering support to carers.
- Offer social interaction with others and provide an opportunity to make new friends.
- Achieve a stimulating environment with a variety of activities.
- Create a lively and friendly atmosphere, where all are made to feel welcome.
The centre offers a variety of services. These include a chiropodist, optician and dentist, all of whom visit on a regular basis. The centre also offers assistance with personal care i.e. assisting with washing and toileting.
Activities at the centre
We offer a variety of interesting and stimulating activities that are designed to meet the needs of our users. Some of the activities include art and crafts, reminiscence, music and movement, darts, quizzes, crosswords, discussion groups and reflexology.
We also have a 'Beauty Group' where you can get your hair washed and set or your nails cut and varnished. Outings to places of interest can sometimes be arranged during summer months.
There are regular 'User Group' meetings where all users are encouraged to make a contribution and suggest new activities.
Who it is for?
Where it is available?
How to access or apply for it:
Placements at the centre can only be offered following an assessment by a social worker. The assessment is to clarify the individual’s needs and ensure the authority’s eligibility criteria are met. If the assessment confirms the need for a day care placement, a referral/care plan is passed to the day centre.
Anybody can refer someone who they think is in need of care and support to adult services for an assessment. This includes family members, carers, doctors and potential services users themselves.
To make a new referral call the Social Care Contact Team on 020 7364 5005
Opening times: The centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (except Bank Holidays)
Poplar day centre
40-50 Southern Grove
London E3 4PN
Tel: 020 7364 6960
Fax: 020 7364 6980