Activities for older people

What does it do?

We will provide information about organisations providing social activities, through centres, clubs and in other ways.

Day services include a range of activities which are available to support people during the day or evening. This includes the more traditional Day Centres which are run in a particular building or in a residential care home using the facilities of that home. In addition, new ways of providing day services are being explored and developed and further information can be obtained about local options from our Social Care Helpdesk.

Who it is for?

Older people in the county.

As we receive more requests for help than there is available funding to cover, we have to decide: who should get a service, in what order of priority, how services can best be provided, whether we will provide the service ourselves or suggest another more appropriate organisation. This is to ensure that people in greatest need will get the most help. For more information please see our Eligibility Criteria

Where it is available?

Local service (Kennet, West Wiltshire, North Wiltshire, Salisbury).

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

What to expect then:

The assessment of your needs, which are carried out by our care managers, includes a consideration of activities for older people. An assessment of need is a discussion with you to find out how best to support you with the problems you are having. We will look at your needs and decide whether you are eligible for services including attending a day centre


Info last updated:

Department of Community Services, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8LE