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23 May 2024

Day Centre Resources Hub launched

A practical tool for day centres and their professional stakeholders is now live

Two people in a day centre

Our newly launched co-produced online Day Centre Resources Hub aims to help support day centre sustainability by improving knowledge about them, supporting their operation, and encouraging joint working.

The Hub includes background materials to support decision-makers, commissioners, investors or collaborators understand day centres better; tools and resources to support day centre self-audit and to support service development; 35 case study examples; and templates and signposts to external materials.

The Hub was co-produced with expert stakeholders from older people’s day centres and the wider social care sector after our priority-setting survey identified a need for a body of supportive resources.

Specific resource needs were identified in interviews, and a Stakeholder Reference Group developed resources through prioritisation activities. Day centre staff and people working in social care and health ‘road tested’ the resources to finalise the published version.

>>Visit the Hub<<

Find out more about its development and about our NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South London social care work.

Contact Katharine Orellana for more information.

On the blog

Katharine Orellana and Kritika Samsi introduce the Hub on the Unit blog.

Header image courtesy of the Centre for Ageing Better.

In this story

Katharine Orellana

Research Fellow

Kritika Samsi

Senior Research Fellow