Day care for older people

What does it do?

In Sunderland there are a range of facilities offering day opportunities and day care for people over the age of 65. Some of these facilities are provided by local organisations, charitable and voluntary agencies or community groups. Some are provided in partnership with Sunderland City Council.

People have different levels of need and similarly these services cater for differing levels of need. Some day opportunities can be accessed directly within the community or by contacting agencies such as Age Concern. We can help people to locate day opportunities which may be suitable; this is often referred to as 'signposting'.

For others an assessment of need under Health, Housing and Adult Services 'Fair Access To Care Criteria' is required before a service could be considered or provided. In some situations, the outcome of the assessment may recommend that a direct payment is the most appropriate way to meet a person's assessed need for day care or day opportunities.

See "Assessing your needs" at
See "Direct Payments" at

Who it is for?

for people over the age of 65

Where it is available?

Local service (Sunderland).

What it costs:

There may be a charge for some of the services, which may be provided or arranged. The person may need to be financially assessed to determine their contribution towards the cost of the service. 

How to access or apply for it:

For more information about Day Opportunities or Day Services or an assessment please telephone 0191 520 5555


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