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Age UK Day Club
September 12, 2016
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely
Our target groups are those who are socially isolated. The groups are participative and we encourage our clients to play a full part in them. We welcome wheelchair users; all our venues are flat and user friendly. We also look forward to welcoming couples and more able people who may like to play a role in the running of the clubs. The clubs are not ‘drop in’ centres and we look for a degree of commitment from our clients to enable us to book transport and arrange catering. We will give clients all the contact information they need to keep in touch with us. We have a small team of staff which is supplemented by a very active group of volunteers. We are only able to offer social support to our clients and do not have any staff trained to do toileting, give medication or feed clients. We will help in any way we can, but we cannot undertake these personal care needs. Our service is not free, but we do our best to keep costs to a minimum. We ask our clients to pay for their lunches and their transport, either the Age UK York mini-bus or community transport. They also contribute to the funds by a subscription which is used to buy provisions and for a savings fund which subsidises their outing costs and their in-house entertainment.