Ambervale Resource Centre

Resource Centre for older people with dementia /physical disabilities

What does it do?

Ambervale Resource Centre is situated in Ripley and shares a site with Area Social Care and the Staff Education and Training Centre.

Facilities

The building was adapted for Day Opportunities in the mid 1980s and facilities include a large lounge seating eight clients, a large dining room and disabled toilet facilities.

We have two part time cooks who provide a choice of freshly prepared, nutritionally balanced meals that are able to meet individual dietary needs. Both cooks are trained in supporting the nutritional needs of individuals with dementia.

Dementia groups

We provide specialist dementia groups on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 3pm.

These groups are run by workers who have a wealth of experience in caring for individuals suffering from a dementia. Each group has a co-coordinator responsible for organising activities, which include, orientation sessions, current affairs, local history, chair based games, musical/general knowledge quizzes and sing-a-longs.

We offer a person centred approach to the people who use our service.

All staff have received dementia care training, and we are normally able to provide a staff ratio of 1:4 in the larger lounge, and 1:2 in the smaller lounge.

Ambervale also has two community support workers who visit and support individuals within their own homes, and to access community services.

Physical disabilities

On Tuesdays, we provide a service for individuals with a physical disability.

We have two groups which are run by day opportunity workers, each with their own co-coordinator. Activities offered are similar to those on other days of the week, with current affairs and local news being discussed, along side physical activities and craft sessions.

Who it is for?

We provide specialist dementia groups on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 3pm. On Tuesdays, we provide a service for individuals with a physical disability. The centre provides day care and community support work to the whole of the Amber Valley area, with its own vehicles and drivers to transport clients to and from the centre.

Where it is available?

Local service (Amber Valley).

How to access or apply for it:

Centre opening times    

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm 

Group opening times 

Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm  

Contact details for further information

Ambervale Resource Centre 
Long Close
Cemetery Lane
Ripley
DE5 3HY

email: tracy.kershaw@derbyshire.gov.uk  
Tel: 01629 531446 or 01629 531447

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Info last updated:

11/04/2014
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Long Close Cemetery Lane Providence Street, Providence Street, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3HY