We are pleased to announce that 2024 will see the introduction of a brand-new day club from Crossroads with the aim of combating isolation and helping to improve the health and wellbeing of those with care needs and their family carers in Sandwell.
The day club will be on the first Wednesday of every month, 10am – 3pm, with its first session on 7th February 2024. Held at the Oak Tree Centre in Oldbury, the club will offer a welcoming, safe and secure place for people with care needs to enjoy a change of scenery, do a variety of activities, enjoy a hot meal and socialise.
Luke McCubbin, Project Coordinator at Crossroads said, “We have set up this day club, in partnership with SCVO and Sandwell MBC, based on feedback from service users and families we currently work with. There is a real need in the community for people to be given the opportunity to combat loneliness and take part in activities, whilst getting the support they require.
“In addition, there is also a need among carers, who are often family members, to have some much-needed respite, although they are welcome to attend too if they prefer. We do encourage independence, but a skilled team of Crossroads Care Support Workers will be on hand to assist people with mealtimes and toileting needs if required.”
The day club is open to all adults living with any condition, including dementia, regardless of whether they currently access Crossroads care services or not.
There will be a range of social activities each week, including quizzes, puzzles, card games and gentle exercise for those who can, with staff ensuring that everyone has an enjoyable and fulfilling time.
The cost of £45.00 per person includes activities, refreshments throughout the day, a hot lunch and care assistance. If you or a family member would like to join the day club, please call Crossroads on 0121 553 6483 or visit our Day Club page for more information.
Please note that payment and dietary requirements are needed two weeks before the session date.