ECL Chelmsford - Charles Dickens Day Centre

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Tel: 03330 135 438

Mon: 9:00 - 15:30

Tue: 8:30 - 21:00

Wed - Fri: 9:00 - 15:30

Sat: 9:00 - 16:00

Sun: Closed

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Hello. We're a Day Centre for older people providing care in a friendly and safe environment with a real focus on building confidence with life skills to maintain independence. During your day at ECL Chelmsford you'll be supported by a team of friendly and experienced staff who will work alongside you to ensure that your support needs are met in a personalised and flexible way.

Activities we offer

Weight management

Weight management

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Tech savvy sessions

Tech savvy sessions

Singing

Singing

Socialisation

Socialisation

Seated exercise

Seated exercise

Sensory relaxation

Sensory relaxation

Quiz

Quiz

Reminiscing

Reminiscing

PAT Dog visits

PAT Dog visits

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Pottery

Pottery

Movies

Movies

Lunches out

Lunches out

Life skills

Life skills

Lunch club

Lunch club

Indoor sports

Indoor sports

Knitting

Knitting

History

History

Gardening

Gardening

Cooking

Cooking

Customer forum

Customer forum

Experiencing nature

Experiencing nature

Bingo

Bingo

Board games

Board games

Active Support

Active Support

Arts & crafts

Arts & crafts

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About us

ECL Chelmsford - Charles Dickens is a forward thinking specialist dementia unit for adults living with Alzheimer's and both early and late stages of dementia. Each individual has a tailored support plan and outcomes created to ensure your day at ECL Chelmsford is what you would like it to be.

You can expect to take part in stimulating and social activities such as chair-fit, arts & crafts, cookery, IT, music and drama clubs, lunch clubs, as well as events and activities based in the community outside of the Centre.

How Does The Service Work

We allocate all customers a Key Worker who is your point of contact whenever needed. Your Key Worker will work closely with you during your time spent at ECL Chelmsford, fully supporting you with any requirements and help make your days enjoyable and fun.

Our Approach To Wellbeing

Activities at our Centre are focused on maintaining independence and improving wellbeing. We provide the opportunity to take part in a wide range of enjoyable and stimulating social activities; both onsite and out amongst the local community.

We recognise that carers need support too. Our services are tailored to the needs of carers as well as our customers because we know that time away from each other is important.

Our highly skilled staff create a warm, happy and positive atmosphere and are specialists in supporting adults with early and late stages of dementia and Alzheimer's.

Pricing

Prices will depend on the length of your session(s) and the level of support you need. As an example a full day with one of our services would typically start at around £58. Please note that you will be assessed on the levels of support you need.

Find us

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Charles Dickens Court
Nickleby Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 4XG

Facilities

  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Disabled access

Case Studies

Phil

Phil

Phil and his wife Linda went through a difficult time after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and they were concerned about the effect his condition would have on their quality of life.

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