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 Vicky Weaver, and Deputy Manager Sarah Hartley. 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:

Vicky Weaver


Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care- Adult Pathway.

Trained in First Aid at work, Risk Assessment, Health & Safety, Moving & Handling, Dementia Awareness, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults - Level 2, Challenging Behaviour Awareness, Equality & Diversity, Food safety & Hygiene essentials, Data protection, Handling Information and Music & Movement therapy.

Deputy Manager:

Sarah Hartley

Dementia care qualified. BsHons Dance and Drama. Trained in Mind Song and Music & Movement therapy. trained in Dance for Parkinson's. Trained in Risk Assessment, Health & Safety, Moving & Handling, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults - Level 1, Challenging Behaviour Awareness, Equality & Diversity, Data protection, Handling Information and Emergency First Aid at Work. 

Staff:

     

 

Angela (left): Previous care role. Trained in Risk Assessment, Health & Safety, Moving & Handling, Dementia Awareness, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Awareness, Challenging Behaviour Awareness, Equality & Diversity, Data protection, Handling Information, Food Safety & Hygiene Essentials and Emergency First Aid at Work. Supply driver.

Debra Lyons (middle ): Previous care role. Trained in Risk Assessment, Health & Safety, Moving & Handling, Dementia Awareness, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Awareness, Challenging Behaviour Awareness, Equality & Diversity, Food safety and Hygiene Essentials, Data protection and Handling Information. Emergency FIrst Aid at Work.

Jackie Faulder (right): Previous care role. Trained in Risk Assessment, Health & Safety, Moving & Handling,Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Awareness, Challenging Behaviour Awareness, Equality & Diversity, Data protection and Handling Information. Emergency First Aid at Work. 

Minibus driver:

Ian Russell. Emergency First Aid at Work. 




 

 

 

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. 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 Vicky Weaver; Deputy Manager Sarah Hartley; 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.

 

We are currently collecting new/boxed/unopened toys and gifts for children aged 6- 16 years old. Any donations gratefully received - Thank you!

The BeSocial Lunch date to raise money for a local charity, is on Wednesday 7th November from 12-1.30pm at the Guide Hall in Winchcombe. Please come along for lunch and raise money for a great cause! 

Our Monthly Tea Dance is on Wednesday 31st October 2pm-4pm at Abbeyfields Community Centre, Back Lane. With Live music from Don Adams, refreshments and raffle! See you there!

We now have our Christmas cards available to buy! £1.50 for 5 - come and stock up early!

Do you have any unwanted magazines that need a new home? We are always very grateful to receive magazine to add to our collection!

Volunteer drivers urgently required! If you have an hour or two to spare once a week, please contact our Transport Manager Ian on 01242 603207 - Thank you!