St Luke's Day Centre

St Luke's Eccleshill Day Centre aims to provide a service for elderly clients who are at risk of social isolation and who would otherwise not get out and meet people or take part in community activities; and a respite for their carers. To that end we provide transport, a hot cooked meal, and a social programme on one day each week.

The Day Centre meets on Tuesdays in the "narthex" (the glassed-in room underneath the gallery inside the church building). Transport on a hired minibus is provided to and from the Day Centre; clients are given a hot drink when they arrive, there are some armchair exercises in the morning, a cooked lunch is provided which we buy in from outside caterers, there is a programme of activities or entertainment, and some time for socialization and chatting with others. We can cater for up to 25 clients, and priority is given to those who are infirm and who would otherwise not be able to get out and meet people. We have a team of volunteers who escort the transport, make and serve cups of tea, and serve lunch.

Funding is provided by a grant from Bradford Council, who determine the terms of our service and specify what we must provide. Their funding provides for a part-time coordinator who is our only paid member of staff. The Day Centre is governed by a Committee who are appointed by the PCC and include representatives of the clients and the volunteers.

If you wish to enquire about a place at the Day Centre for yourself or for a relative, please contact us. At the time of writing we do have spaces, although there is some pressure on the transport.

This page was last updated on 18th April 2018.