Day Activities and Centres

waverley hall

Waverley Hall

Waverley Hall
Waverley Road
Huddersfield

A day service for people with a learning disability.  Managed by Victoria Terry

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Waverley Hall is just a short walk from the town centre and on a popular Huddersfield bus route.  Waverley Hall has level access and personal care facilities. 

 

Opening times

Waverley Hall is currently open 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday. We are currently holding two short sessions each day due to the COVID19 virus.

 

People

We support people aged 18 and over who have a learning disability. We can support up to 40 people each day to enjoy activities at the centre or out and about in our local community.

 

Activities

There are lots of great activities to get involved in

  • Life skills – this includes learning how to cook a meal or bake a cake; managing money and eating out
  • Crafting – including woodwork and textiles
  • Gaining new skills through leisure activities – horse riding, adapted cycling, drama therapy and much more
  • Sporting activities – swimming, yoga, bocca, badminton, table tennis, walking

We also have links with Kirklees College and some of our members attend courses there.

Our members love to take part in regular day trips and holidays and we are always open to hearing your ideas for the next trip!

There is a small, quiet garden at the back of the building and we’re only a ten-minute walk from Greenhead Park.

 

Safety measures in place for COVID-19

We have risk assessments in place to make the service as safe as we can.

Regular temperature checks, hand washing, sanitising and social distancing are all in place as well as regular deep cleaning between sessions.

 

How much does it cost?

Most people are referred by Kirklees Council who fund the cost of the placement through a contract arrangement.  If you are paying for the service using your own money or a direct payment it costs £43.16 per day. This includes activities*, snacks and drinks.

 

*If we’re taking part in activities outside of the centre, there might be at an extra cost. Some of these activities have included Streetbikes, ten pin bowling or golf. If your place is funded by Kirklees Council it includes transport to and from the centre. If you are paying for the place using your own money or a direct payment, transport is not included.

 

Your thoughts on Waverley Hall

From March 2020 onwards it has been a tough time for us all. We have had to make some very big changes and haven’t been able to see our friends and family. 

 

At Waverley Hall, we wanted to continue our support as best as we can and we have received some lovely comments.

Contact details

If you want to know more about this service, or you want to make an appointment to look around, please ring Victoria on 01484 340844 or email victoria.terry@mencapinkirklees.org.uk.

Waverley Hall Photos

Jo Cox House Batley

Jo Cox House

Jo Cox House - Batley

There are 3 groups held at Jo Cox house: Super Tuesday, FRIendcap and Arena Group. Read on for more information about all 3 services.

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Super Tuesday

 

Super size your Tuesday with our Super Tuesday group that meets every Tuesday 9.45am to 1.45pm. This is a shorter session than usual due to the COVID19 virus.

 

How much does it cost?

It costs £4.00 for each session. 

 

People

A friendly group of 8 people come to Super Tuesday to enjoy activities at the centre or out and about.

 

What’s included

All drinks, snacks and activities at the centre but you will have to provide your own lunch. You might have to pay extra for activities outside the centre like going out for a meal or bowling.

 

We don’t offer one to one support so if you need assistance with personal care or eating & drinking you’ll need to bring someone with you.

 

What we do

Super Tuesday is a smaller, quieter group where you can meet old friends or make new ones. Lots of activities go on in the centre such as:

  • Arts & crafts
  • Computer work
  • Baking

We often arrange trips out to local museums or the Leeds Art Gallery or ride the train to nearby towns like Hebden Bridge.

 

Safety measures in place for COVID-19

We have risk assessments in place to make the service as safe as we can. 

Regular temperature checks, hand washing, sanitising and social distancing are all in place as well as regular deep cleaning between sessions.

 

Contact details 

If you want to know more about this service, or you want to make an appointment to look around, please ring Lorraine on 01924 479082. Or email the manager Lorraine.ovens@mencapinkirklees.org.uk

Super Tuesday Photos

FRIendcap

 

Our friendly Friday social group, FRIendcap meets every Friday afternoon from 4.30 to 7pm.

 

How much does it cost?

It costs £4.00 for each session

 

People

Up to 12 people come to FRIendcap to enjoy activities at the centre or out and about.

 

What’s included

All drinks, snacks and activities at the centre. You might have to pay extra for activities outside the centre like going out for a meal or bowling.

 

We don’t offer one to one support so if you need assistance with personal care or eating & drinking you’ll need to bring someone with you.

 

What we do

FRIendcap provides a safe environment where you can meet old friends or make new ones. It’s very relaxed and some people just want to chat and others join with games such as bingo; play your cards right or a quiz. 

Safety measures in place for COVID-19

We have risk assessments in place to make the service as safe as we can. 

Regular temperature checks, hand washing, sanitising and social distancing are all in place as well as regular deep cleaning between sessions.

 

Contact details 

If you want to know more about this service, or you want to make an appointment to look around, please ring Lorraine on 01924 479082. Or email Lorraine.ovens@mencapinkirklees.org.uk

FRIendcap Photos

Arena

 

Arena group for people with learning disabilities is open Wednesday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. We are holding two short sessions each day due to the COVID19 virus.

 

How much does it cost?

It costs £55.00 for each session 

 

People

Up to 12 a day people come to Arena to enjoy activities at the centre or out and about.

 

What’s included

All drinks, snacks and activities at the centre but due to the COVID19 virus we aren’t able to provide lunch. You might have to pay extra for activities outside the centre like going out for a meal or bowling. We don’t provide transport but we can help with travel training if needed. 

 

What we do

Lots of activities going on in the centre such as:

  • Cooking & baking
  • Keeping fit
  • Craft
  • Computer work
  • Karaoke

At Arena we work together to create lots of exciting projects. Below is our film for Mental Health Awareness Week...

There are also community activities like 

  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Drama group
  • Table tennis 
  • Cinema
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Visiting local places of interest

Every year we organise a group holiday, usually camping or to a bunkhouse - everyone is invited. 

 

Safety measures in place for COVID-19

We have risk assessments in place to make the service as safe as we can. 

Regular temperature checks, hand washing, sanitising and social distancing are all in place as well as regular deep cleaning between sessions.

 

Contact details 

If you want to know more about this service, or you want to make an appointment to look around, please ring Lorraine on 01924 479082. Or email the manager Lorraine.ovens@mencapinkirklees.org.uk

Arena Photos

Branches

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

For more information please ring Helen Housecroft on 01924 326334.

Branches is a day centre for people with a learning disability looking for a relaxed but stimulating environment. The centre is based in the Carlinghow Mills complex in Batley, which is close to the town centre, local amenities and bus routes.

 

Opening times

We are open Monday to Friday from 9am-4pm. We close on bank holidays and for three weeks every year. 

 

People

Up to 20 people a day come to Branches to enjoy activities at the centre or out and about.

 

What’s included

All drinks, snacks and activities at the centre are included. You might have to pay extra for activities outside the centre like ten pin bowling or golf. If your place is funded by Kirklees Council it includes transport to and from the centre. If you are paying for the place using your own money or a direct payment, transport is not included.

 

What we do

We offer both leisure activities and learning opportunities such as:

  • Baking
  • Adapted cycling at Streetbikes
  • Swimming
  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Crown green bowling
  • Golf driving range
  • Footgolf
  • Arts & crafts
  • Gentle exercise
  • Aromatherapy
  • Quizzes
  • Pen pal scheme with a local school
  • Shopping in town
  • Eating out or having a drink in a local cafe

 

Safety measures in place for COVID-19

The service is not running to full capacity due to the Covid-19 virus. Some members are attending in small groups or ‘bubbles’ to reduce the risk of infection.

 

Regular temperature checks, hand washing, sanitising and social distancing are all in place to keep everyone safe and well. 

 

How much does it cost?

Most people are referred by Kirklees Council who fund the cost of the placement through a contract arrangement.  If you are paying for the service using your own money or a direct payment it costs £43.16 per day.

 

Contact details 

If you want to know more about this service, or you want to make an appointment to look around, please ring Helen on 01924 326334. Or email helen.housecroft@mencapinkirklees.org.uk

Branches Photos

Mencap Day Service Closure dates 2021-2022

  • Good Friday = Friday 2nd April 2021
  • Easter Break = Monday 5th – Friday 9th April 2021 (Closure Week)
  • Training Day = Monday 12th April 2021
  • May Day = Monday 3rd May 2021
  • Spring Bank Holiday = Monday 31st May 2021
  • Summer Break = Monday 26th July – 30th 2021 (Closure Week)
  • Training Day = Monday 2nd August 2021
  • August Bank Holiday = Monday 30th August 2021
  • Training Day = Monday 20th September 2021
  • Christmas Closure = Friday 24th December 2021 – Friday 31st December 2021
  • New Year Bank Holiday = Monday 3rd January 2022 (Reopen Tuesday 4th January 2022)

The above dates take us up to the end of the next holiday year 31/03/22

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