Day opportunities and activities in Bromley

Day centre facilities for older people

In Bromley, there are five day centres providing opportunities for older people to take part in activities outside of the home whilst also providing a break for carers:

  • Age Concern Orpington – Saxon Centre
    Tel: 01689 830055
  • Age Concern Penge and Anerley – Melvin Hall Day Centre
    Tel: 0208 778 2800
  • Age Concern Ravensbourne – Bertha James Centre
    Tel: 0208 464 5361
  • Age UK Bromley and Greenwich – Chislehurst
    Tel: 0208 467 7751
  • Biggin Hill Community Care Association
    Tel: 01959 577400

Most of these take people who are paying for their own care, so you will need to contact the centres directly to access their services.

Specialist day opportunities for adults with dementia

There is a range of day opportunities and activities available in Bromley that provide specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. These include:

MindCare Dementia Support
MindCare Dementia Support has two centres in the Borough to help adults with dementia stay in their communities and homes.

The centres provide support during the day for up to six days a week. All care is tailored to the personal history and interests of the adult with dementia, with stimulating activities in indoor and outdoor environments. Centres are located in Beckenham and St. Paul’s Cray, Orpington.

Call 0208 663 0499 or visit www.mindcare.org.uk for more information.

Alzheimer’s Society – White Gables
Alzheimer’s Society – White Gables offers regular day care support with trained staff in a safe and secure environment.

For further information, call 0208 460 9245 or email bromley@alzheimers.org.uk

The Garden Room Dementia Café
The Garden Room Dementia Café is a relaxed and informal meeting place for people suffering from, or closely affected by, dementia.

For more information, contact Age UK Bromley and Greenwich on 0208 315 1850.

Support from the Council

Bromley Council will support access to day services for people who meet the eligibility criteria for older people, to either:

  • reduce social isolation – for people who live alone and have no other social networks and who are likely to be at risk of a breakdown of independence;

or

  • provide support for carers – where clients live with family carers and where the carer’s ability to continue in their caring role is likely to be seriously compromised without regular breaks.

You can find more information about day opportunities and activities by visiting http://bromley.mylifeportal.co.uk/dayopportunities