Welcome to Thame and District Day Centre

We meet at Thame Community Hospital  on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30 am to 3pm.

We are open for 50 weeks of the year and provide a day out with a hot meal, entertainments and plentiful refreshments for people from our town and some nearby areas who are elderly, frail or, perhaps, isolated.  We first opened more than 20 years ago.

At present we have about 60 members and a small waiting list. We describe elsewhere on this website the ways that people come to join us.

Our Aims
  • To provide Day Care and support to older people within an identified community
  • To provide a caring social environment with a flexible structure so that individual needs can be met
  • To liaise with and support the carers of older people who attend the Centre
  • To respect the rights of older people and their carers and to promote choice, dignity and independence
  • To liaise with care management from the Social and Health Care Directorate, Health Service professions and voluntary and statutory bodies to provide support for our members

We have a manager and a deputy. They are supported by a team of volunteers who help with all sorts of jobs: serving meals or helping with entertainments, for example.

Above all, our volunteers have time to talk and to listen to our members.

Transport to and from the centre is provided free by our volunteer drivers, using their own cars. There is no charge to members for transport. There is an attendance charge, at present £8,  which covers everything else we provide, including lunch.

We are always likely to need volunteers: drivers and helpers. .

The Day Centre is rich with human contact. It is full of fun and of life.  We opened in 1986 in the then recently built extension to the Community Hospital. Age Concern and Oxfordshire County Social Services originally sponsored us.

The council still provides funds for two paid staff. All activities and services enjoyed by our members are paid for through fund raising in and around Thame.

We are a registered charity, number 1039978.

And we are here for for the people of Thame and District !


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