Horwich Day 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

Horwich Day Centre
Cedar Avenue,
Horwich BL6 6EU
Phone 01204 337 780

Horwich Day Centre was opened in 1999, complete with disabled access and toilet facilities. The décor is light and airy and rooms are filled with natural light. The Centre is open from 9.00 am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and offers 25 places to older people. Local people, over the age of 65 are also welcome to drop in for a cup of tea and a chat.

Carers are supported with advice and information. The Manager and staff have been working at the centre since it opened and many of the staff live locally. The centre prides itself on its friendly atmosphere, putting people first and maintaining independence and dignity.

Local schoolchildren often come in and play chess and card games and join with our centre’s activities. We are part of the neighbourhood.

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
email Bolton@Bolton.gov.uk


Info last updated:

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