Telephone: 01242 603207
Email: info@winchcombedaycarecentre.com

About us

Winchcombe Day Care Centre is a registered charity* and in 2014 we were proud to celebrate our thirtieth anniversary.

We have a caring, dedicated and professional team, led by Manager Carol Baker, a former district nurse and nursing lecturer, and Deputy Manager Vicky Weaver. Our staff, drivers and volunteers, all strive to provide first-class care to our members at all times in a comfortable, supportive and friendly environment.

The Centre in Langley Road, was purpose-built in 1993 and boasts modern facilities with a large day room, a kitchen and we have our own mini-bus!

The Centre is open from 10am to 3.30pm, three days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and members are welcome on just one, or all of those days.**

* Registered Charity No 1010742
** Full details of our membership costs and terms and conditions please click here
 


Our team

All staff are employed with an appropriate level of experience and qualifications and are as follows:

Manager:
Carol Baker, B Ed, Dip Research Methods, PGCEA,
Retired District Nurse and Nursing Lecturer,
Trained in Risk Assessment, Health & Safety, Moving & Handling, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties Awareness, Challenging Behaviour Awareness, Equality & Diversity,Emergency First Aid at Work, Food Hygiene.


 

Deputy Manager:

Victoria Weaver 

First Aid at work. 

Trained in Risk Assessment, Health & Safety, Moving & Handling, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties Awareness, Challenging Behaviour Awareness, Equality & Diversity. 

Trained in Music & Movement therapy

 

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Staff: 
Jackie Hill (left) Dementia care qualified. Previous care worker. Trained in Mind Song, Music for the brain. Trained in Risk Assessment, Health & Safety, Moving & Handling, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties Awareness, Challenging Behaviour Awareness, Equality & Diversity,Emergency First Aid at Work


Sarah Hartley (right) Dementia care qualified. BsHons Dance and Drama. Trained in Mind Song, Music for the brain and Music & Movement therapy. Trained in Risk Assessment, Health & Safety, Moving & Handling, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties Awareness, Challenging Behaviour Awareness, Equality & Diversity,Emergency First Aid at Work

Angela: Trained in Nutrition & Hydration, SOVA, Infection control, Moving & Handling, Health & safety, Lone Working, Emergency life support and Medication. Food Hygiene qualified. Emergency First Aid at Work. Supply driver. 

Debra Lyons: Undergoing all training currently. 



Minibus driver:

Ian Russell





We also have a team of approximately 30 volunteers who help to serve refreshments and lunch; run activities and interact and support our members when required. We also have volunteer car drivers and others who assist on mini-bus duties.

Our management and funding

As a registered charity Winchcombe Day Care Centre relies heavily on donations from the public, organisations and through legacies. Recent public sector cuts mean that now the Centre has lost its entire grant funding support, meaning it needs to find running costs of approximately £72,000 per annum.
 

Our Management Committee

The day to day running is guided by the strong Management Committee. The Committee consists of: Chairman Geoff Onions; Treasurer Michael Paish; Centre Manager Carol Baker; Deputy Manager Vicky Weaver; Centre volunteer Marion Allen; Cllr Roger Wilson and Dr Charles Inman.
 

Our Trustees

The Trustees ensure the Centre is run in line with Charity Commission principles and take a strategic view of its services, structure and funding. The Trustees are: Chairman Alan Thomas; Deputy Chairman Geoff Onions; Treasurer Michael Paish; Marion Allen; Cllr Roger Wilson; Melissa Shott; Major Tom and Mrs Rosemary Hancock and Ruth McDonagh.
 

Our history

The Centre was established in 1984 after years of hard work by the late Bob Adlard, a Winchcombe resident and retired Managing Director of the former Evans Adlard Paper Mill at Postlip. It was Bob’s vision to provide a centre where the elderly, lonely and housebound of the town could go for day care and companionship. Despite years of problems a determined Bob achieved his dream and in 1984 the doors opened to the first seven members in the communal room of the Langley Close Sheltered Housing complex. As the Centre’s popularity grew, so did its membership and with the support of the townspeople and many local organisations, a major fundraising campaign was launched and the current Centre was built. In the past 30 years more than 1,000 elderly people have enjoyed the care and companionship that was Bob’s dream – a reality that remains true to this day.

 

Dance with Parkinson's sessions will start again on Monday 4th September and every Monday thereafter 2pm-3.30pm at Abbeyfield Community Centre, Back Lane Winchcombe. Please contact Sarah on 603207 for more information. £5 per session. 

 

We thank our friend David Wadsworth who did a sponsored cycle ride to raise funds for the Centre. He did the 1050 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats by bicycle at the wonderful age of 81. If you would like sponsor David, please contact Vicky on 603207. Thank you!

Our next Tea Dance with music by Don Adams will be on Wednesday 26th July 2-4pm at Abbyfields Community Centre, Back Lane. Dancing for adults of all abilities with instruction of basic dance steps. Refreshments and cake included. £5. In aid of the Day Centre.