Day care can provide an opportunity for company, educational, occupational and leisure activities, outings and a meal.

Some day care services are managed by the council and others by voluntary organisations.

We may provide and arrange day care for residents who are frail and vulnerable or are in need of support to remain living in the community.

This service is only available to residents of Lambeth after having had an assessment of their needs.

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1. Day care centres

Lambeth Walk Day Centre
Day centre facilities for people with learning disabilities including adults with profound and multiple disabilities.
109 Lambeth Walk
London SE11 6EE
Telephone: 020 7926 8647
Open weekdays from 10am to 4pm.

Central Hill Day Centre
Day centre facilities for older people with physical health problems.
1 Lunham Road
London SE19 1AA
Telephone: 020 7926 8090
Fax: 020 7926 8044
Open weekdays from 9:30am to 5pm.

Lambeth Asian Centre
A day centre for older Asian people in Streatham offering help, support and activities to promote independence, health and wellbeing.
Lambeth Asian Centre
16 Leigham Court Road
SW16 2PJ
Telephone: 020 8769 5922

Lambeth Chinese Community Association
The Association provides services to the Chinese community in Lambeth and surrounding areas, which are not accessible via mainstream services due to language and cultural barriers.
69 Stockwell Road
Telephone: 020 7733 4377
Open: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm

Lambeth Elderly Association from Vietnam
A day care centre predominantly, but not exclusively, for Vietnamese and Chinese older people. Provides information, advice and advocacy, interpreting, letter reading, befriending, home visiting, games, videos, newspapers, low cost lunches, minibus pick-ups and outings.
56b Courland Grove
Telephone: 020 7498 2465
Open: Monday to Thursday, 10am to 5pm for Telephone and drop-in enquiries
Friday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm for day centre

Aspire Wellbeing
Day care facilities for adults aged 18 to 65 with physical and sensory disabilities.
1 Park Hall Road
West Norwood
London SE21 8EH
Telephone: 020 7926 8077
Fax: 020 7926 8085
Open on Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm.

Clarence Avenue Day Centre and Elderly Mentally Infirm Unit
Day centre facilities for older people with dementia or memory loss.
44 Clarence Avenue
Clapham Park Estate
London, SW4 8HZ
Telephone: 020 7926 1040
Open weekdays from 9:30 to 5pm. There is also a Saturday service once a month.

Make A Difference Afro-Caribbean Senior Citizens Group
This group aims to make a difference in the local community by befriending the elderly, mentoring young people and encouraging others to get involved in volunteering.
16 Leigham Court Road
SW16 2PJ
Telephone: 020 8769 5922

Waterloo Action Centre (WAC)
Services offered by WAC staff and volunteers include benefits and legal advice and events for older people.
14 Baylis Road
Telephone: 020 7261 1404

Age UK Lambeth
Age UK Lambeth offers a wide range of services for older people in Lambeth including exercise and healthy eating, a handy person service and befriending services.
Telephone: 020 7733 0528

2. Services offered in day centres

Day care centres provide a range of physical, social activities and services to help people maintain or regain their independence, including gentle exercise, learning or relearning social and leisure skills, health promotion, quizzes, crafts, day trips, advice and support.

The centres cannot deal with existing conditions requiring serious medical attention, as staff based at the centres cannot cater for these requirements. However, staff are trained in first aid and emergencies are referred to the ambulance service.