Alderbank Community Care Centre

What does it do?

Day care for older people
We provide day care for people aged 65 and over who are finding it difficult to manage in their own homes, because of frailty or ill health. Daytime support at a centre can often mean you can stay in your own home and within the community you know. Keeping you independent through supportive care is the aim of the service.

What happens in a day centre?
 Day centres are busy places, based in the heart of the community, where a variety of activities take place. These are some of them:
  • Personal care
  • a hot meal (special diets can be catered for)
  • arts and crafts
  • a chance to meet and chat with others
  • outings and special events
  • gentle exercise.
Not everyone wants to join in, and we respect your wishes if you want to keep
to yourself. We also take into account religious and cultural needs. By being
with you in this way, we can also keep an eye on your physical health, and work
with our colleagues in the health service. This is to maintain your health and

Alderbank Community Care Centre
Melville Road, Kearsley,
Bolton BL4 8JD
Phone 01204 337 791

Alderbank offers Day Care for up to 25 older people Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Sunday. This service is extended to 12 older people with mild to moderate dementia.

Our aim is to promote the independence of service users and reduce the pressure for carers where applicable. We take pride in the warn, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The staff have many years of experience and are dedicated to observing, listening and encouraging service user involvement and recognising and promoting dignity and choices. There are a variety of activities taking place each day and often visiting groups provide alternative activities and entertainment. Service users also play a vital role in assisting with fund raising and also take part in the decision making of how these funds are spent for the benefit of all service users.

Who it is for?

for older people in Bolton

Where it is available?

Local service (Bolton).

What it costs:

There is a charge for our services. The social worker will explain this when they first meet you.

How to access or apply for it:

How do I get day care?
Through a social work assessment, where a social worker visits and asks questions and listens to you, to find out what help you need. We cannot help everyone. We aim to help those who have the greatest need and we measure this using certain standards, which we call ‘eligibility criteria’. Once it has been agreed a service can be offered, an introductory visit will be arranged. Go to

Older People's Help Desk
Town Hall
Victoria Square
Tel 01204 333 365


Info last updated:

Older People's Help Desk, Town Hall, Victoria Square, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 1RU