Day opportunities and day care

Day opportunities is a broad heading including a wide range of care, support and activities during the day.  These include:

  • Day care in residential homes, community or day centres
  • Employment, sheltered employment and volunteering
  • Learning opportunities in schools, colleges and adult education
  • Leisure activities such as arts, sports and hobbies
  • Lunch clubs, social clubs and groups

Demand for day care is falling as people seek more personalized support.  People say they want to retain or develop links with their local communities.  There is a need for traditional day care for people with greater needs but this is set alongside the broader range of day opportunities, many of which are included in this directory.