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Opportunity Day Centre – the Blanning Centre

Ida's BirthdayOur Opportunity Day Care Centre focuses on providing specialist care and support for people with memory problems, such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia, strokes, Parkinson’s or other mental health problems in a safe, supported environment for users of the service and gives carers and relatives much needed reliable respite opportunities.

We pride ourselves on being experts in the field of care and support services. We build close, caring relationships, with our focus very much on each individual person.

Our service is available 5 days a week from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 and 5 every week of the year excluding Bank Holidays in geographical locations across the borough of Solihull.

Transport can be arranged at a small additional cost. Refreshments are available throughout the day and lunch is provided.

Day Centre ActivityThe aim of the day care service is to provide a friendly caring supportive environment. Regular activities are carried out following a weekly timetable ranging from reminiscence, physical, solo, mental stimulation, therapeutic and interest activities to stimulate, motivate and provide interaction. Support is provided with personal and social care.

We have a variety of rooms within the centres for arts, crafts, games, dining and relaxation including a memory room containing with old photos and memorabilia which are designed to help people to recall their past in an interesting and motivating way. We offer activities that are meaningful, stimulating and give the opportunity to learn new skills. Well-tended gardens area provides a safe, pleasant outdoor environment for activities and relaxation.
Regular supported trips out are taken within the local community using our centre’s minibuses with disabled access facilities and experienced, qualified drivers.

We promote independence, choice and wellbeing, recognising individual needs through regular assessments.. Day care provides social contact in a safe environment for the service user and gives carers and relatives much needed reliable respite opportunities.

There are a wide range of social activities arranged that are designed to support the person to maintain their independence and provide an opportunity to learn new skills. There are also supported activities within the local community. We can also provide discreet support to individuals with personal care and can arrange for a range of services to be available.

The care we give comes with encouragement, patience and a friendly smile.