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.
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.
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 £62. Please note that you will be assessed on the levels of support you need.
ECL Chelmsford (Charles Dickens) achieves gold accreditation from Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling
After a rigorous audit from the Dementia Services Development Centre, the Older People Day Service at Charles Dickens has been awarded a gold accreditation for its dementia-friendly building design.