St Luke's Church, Eccleshill, Bradford, UK
Bringing the good news of Jesus to the people of Eccleshill.
St Luke's Eccleshill 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 see 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 area at the back of St Luke's 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 by 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 otherwise would find it difficult to get out of their houses and meet people. We have a team of volunteers who help in various ways, escoring clients on the minibus, making and serving cups of tea, and serving lunch.
The Day Centre is funded by Bradford Social Services, who determine the terms of our contract and a specification for the service we provide. This funding covers the employment of a part-time Coordinator, whose job description specifies responsibility for running of the Day Centre in such a way as to satisfy this specification.
The Day Centre is open to clients of retirement age and above, and to all irrespective of race, religion, gender or ability/disability. Although there is sometimes some Christian content to some of the programme and entertainment, there is no pressure on anyone to hold any particular religious views or take part in any activities. Some details of our programme can sometimes be found on the "diary" pages of our church web site, especially if the speakers or activities are of wider interest than just for the members.
If you wish to enquire about a place at our Day Centre for yourself or for someone you know, please contact us. At the time of writing this page we do have some vacancies.
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This web page was last updated on 27th November 2014.