Blackwell Resource Centre

Day centres for older people in Derbyshire

What does it do?

Our emphasis is on 'individual needs' and we have recently developed a new group. After identifying a gap the Out 'n' About group is for people that are reluctant to attend traditional services and is not be centre based. We hope to develop further services after identifying other gaps.

We also offer one to one support for people in the community. Our role will be one of enabling/facilitating individual users to achieve their recorded outcomes. We could be involved in signposting/supporting users to access other local services which are able to meet their needs. We anticipate this could include activities such as swimming, bowling and shopping etc.

We endeavour to support carers in a variety of ways to suit their needs.

Regular planning sessions are held in individual groups and activities are planned in consultation with service users.

We work closely with other social care and health professionals, and carers organisations.

Exercise and wellbeing is promoted within all our services. One staff member is a trained Chair Based Exercise Leader. We developed and promote Derbyshire County Council's Sloppy Slipper Campaign and hold regular Fall Awareness sessions.

All groups receive a locally supplied, hot two course, diet appropriate meal.

Who it is for?

We are Derbyshire County Council's Older Peoples service providing day care to older people in the areas surrounding Tibshelf, Blackwell, Newton, Hilcote, South Normanton and Pinxton, at three different bases. We are holders of the Bronze Dignity and Respect Award.

Where it is available?

Local service (Bolsover).

How to access or apply for it:

Contact details

The centre is open Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm

Blackwell Resource Centre
Flat 11
Woburn House
Woburn Close
DE55 5HE

For further details or an informal chat, please contact Kath Carlile, Unit Manager:

Tel: 01629 537 285 or 01773 819 875
Fax: 01773 860 648

Additional information:

We achieved the Bronze Standard of the Dignity and Respect Award in 2012, and are working towards reaching Silver Standard. We feel this is a way of measuring the quality service we provide to individuals, and will continue to strive towards excellence.


Info last updated:

11 Woburn Houses Woburn Close, Woburn Close, Blackwell, Derbyshire, DE55 5HE