Day Activities and Centres


Church Street – Dewsbury

Church Street
WF13 1LD

Church Street is in the centre of Dewsbury at the bottom of Daisy Hill opposite the Halifax Bank, just a few minutes’ walk from the bus station.

Social Groups in Dewsbury

Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday is a relaxed and informal social group for adults with a learning disability who don’t get any social care support.
The group runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Tuesdays and costs £7.00.  The price includes a light lunch with hot and cold drinks.


FRIendcap is an evening social group open to all adults with a learning disability.
It runs from 6.00pm to 8.30pm on a Friday and costs £3.00.  We don’t provide support so if you need help with personal care or to take medication you will need to bring a support worker with you.
Members choose the activities.
For more information contact Mencap in Kirklees on 01484 340811.

Download the Dewsbury Services Leaflet

Waverley Hall


Waverley Hall
Waverley Road

Waverley is a day service for people with a learning disability. We are based at Waverley Hall on Waverley Road in Huddersfield.

Waverley Hall is on the same road as the Driving Test Centre and is near Greenhead Park and the old Kirklees College building. We are about 10 minutes walk from the town centre.

Around 40 people come to Waverley each day and they then split up into small groups with around 4 people in each. The groups work with a member of staff and choose what they’d like to do for the day. Sometimes people choose to go out using public transport or our own vehicles, sometimes people choose to stay in to take part in the activities. We always try and organise activities that are useful for learning new skills and that involve meeting people outside of the centre.

Activities that are going on at the moment include travel training, gardening, woodwork, cooking, computers, drama, music, arts and crafts, horse riding and adapted cycling. We also have a cafe downstairs where people with a learning disability work alongside staff to serve great value healthy food.

Waverley is open from 9am to 4pm with longer hours possible for a small extra charge. For people with direct payments to spend the cost is £ 43.16 per day and this includes transport, meals and most activity costs.

If you would like to know more about what goes on at Waverley Hall, or if you would like to come and visit us, then you can ring the manager Victoria Terry on 01484 340844.

Arena group


Church Street – Dewsbury
2 Church Street
WF13 1LB

“A great place to meet your friends and try new things.” That’s the Arena day service for adults with a moderate learning disability who require flexible, alternative day care provision.

We are based at our building on Church Street which is in Dewsbury Town centre. It is at the bottom of Daisy Hill opposite the Halifax bank. We are very close to the bus station.

Arena is a meeting place for up to 12 people and is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. People are supported to make informed choices to decide which activities they wish to take part in.

Activities include preparation of a mid-day meal, healthy eating, keep fit, craft work, self-advocacy, and discussion groups. There are also community activities like ten-pin bowling, table tennis, cinema, walking, swimming and visiting local places of interest.
Arena also supports people into voluntary work and college.

Arena is open to people with direct payments to spend and runs from 10am to 4pm. Meals and most activity costs are included. The cost for a day is £55. Transport to and from the base is not included but we can help people arrange this and we can also organise travel training.

For more information, or to arrange a visit, please ring Karen Zwadlo on 07885 294340/01924 452953.

Download Arena’s leaflet

Branches day centre


Unit 9, Carlinghow Mills,
499 Bradford Road,
WF17 8LN

Branches is a day centre for mature people with a learning disability for whom existing services may not be appropriate.

The centre is based at the Carlinghow Mills complex in Batley and is open 5 days each week with up to 20 people attending on each day.

The atmosphere at Branches is relaxed and friendly but also stimulating.

A range of activities is available based on the individual choice of the service users, who are encouraged to maintain and develop their skills. There are opportunities too to learn new skills and make new friends, as well as to use community facilities.

For more information please ring Helen Housecroft on 01924 326334.

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