Our Day Support Sessions
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10.30am to 2.30pm. You will be warmly welcomed, provided with drinks and a 2 course lunch as well as a wide variety of activities, different every week. We have many games and activity materials appropriate for different levels of abilities and seek to get to know people so that we can provide activities which are inclusive.
We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation
“Connect For Life” started in October 2016, the dream began to form many years earlier over cups of coffee and chats between Alison and Carolyn. Both worked for the NHS and shared the thought that one day they would like to open a high quality Day Centre for Older People.
Alison and Carolyn had a particular concern for older people, especially those with memory difficulties or dementia who are often isolated, lack confidence or feel unable to go out. Whilst working as a Dementia Support Worker Alison met many carers who were struggling with the challenges of caring for someone with dementia and who were often longing for even a few hours away from their caring role.
The dream didn’t go away and in the summer of 2016 they decided to see if they could make their dream a reality developing the vision to provide a day support service for older people, particularly those with memory difficulties or dementia, providing carers with an opportunity to have a few hours to recharge their batteries.
The aim of is to provide a stimulating session, a quality day support service and a shared meal in a welcoming, caring environment.
On October 5th we had our first “Connect For Life” session at the newly refurbished Gatacre Pavilion, Oswestry, which sits on the edge of a cricket field with views over Old Oswestry Iron Age Hillfort. Feedback over the first few months from referrers, service users and carers has been overwhelmingly positive.
A safe, stimulating environment where older people can make connections with others to improve their wellbeing.
Support and respite, particularly to carers of people living with life restricting conditions, including the provision of a safe, supportive environment where the person they care for may be looked after for part of a day.
Specialist information and support to people affected by memory difficulties and dementia and we work with other agencies to offer more general information and support.
Our long term vision is to provide more of our high quality day support for Oswestry and the surrounding area. We want to enhance an individual’s sense of well being, giving them opportunities to meet with others and build connections that will help them feel valued and listened to, despite the challenges of living with life limiting conditions such as memory loss and dementia.
We aim to continue our two sessions a week, hold regular learning events, social events for carers and families as well as events for carers where their loved ones can be looked after while they enjoy some time for themselves.
Get in touch
We welcome people coming to visit to meet us and experience the atmosphere before you decide if it is the right place for you or the person you care for.
We have a limit on numbers of regular attendees so if you are interested please contact to enquire if there are spaces.