Day services for older people

There are a range of day services located throughout the county borough:

Brondeg Community Resource Base

Brondeg day centre is located on Bloomfield Road, Blackwood. The building is a Victorian double fronted house with rooms that are open and generous in size. Brondeg is set within large grounds and the conservatory has a pleasant view of the garden to the front of the building.

Brondeg has embraced the Dementia Care Matters philosophy that “feelings matter most” and is at the centre of all care provided, valuing the individual and enabling all who attend to be as independent as possible.

Activities include art, craft, board games, exercise classes, quizzes and beauty sessions. Entertainment is planned and provided on a regular basis and themed events are held throughout the year.

Brondeg extends a warm friendly caring environment and it’s motto is ‘All Are Welcome’.

Energlyn Community Resource Base

Energlyn is located in the ground floor of Brodawel Community Resource. The people who access Energlyn are able to enjoy watching visiting wildlife from the day centre’s pleasant patio area or conservatory. Individuals are able to walk freely around the grounds with benches dotted around landscaped gardens. For those who like to be outside, there are gardening and other outdoor activities such as boules and quoits. 

Energlyn prides itself on providing a stimulating friendly and happy environment and the staff team are committed to the provision of person centred quality care. As well as offering friendship, the service affords  those who care, the opportunity of a respite service which in turn provides those who care, help and support often in difficult situations. Energlyn is further committed to work to the philosophy of Dementia Care Matters – that feelings matter most. Within the base there are small cosy lounges, a modern dining area and a quiet area where therapy and latter stage dementia care needs can be met. Energlyn is suitably equipped including the provision of a shower room with overhead hoisting facilities to assist individuals with all aspects of their personal care requirements.

There are unlimited activities available that include daily gentle exercise, reminiscence and numerous crafts and games/quizzes within a relaxed ‘feel at home’ atmosphere. The themed events, entertainment and visits held on a regular basis are always well received and thoroughly enjoyed by those who choose to take part.

Oaklands Community Resource Base

Oaklands Day Centre is located on the lower ground floor of the Rhymney Integrated Health and Social Care Centre. The building is modern and is fully equipped to meet individual personal care requirements that include a well equipped shower room.

Oaklands recognises the importance of a garden being a familiar part of home life and its’ pleasant outdoor area provides opportunities for individuals to be involved in gardening or just simply enjoy spending time outdoors.

Oaklands offers a friendly relaxing environment where individuals can meet others and take part in activities of their choice which include various arts and crafts and card making. Other activities include beauty therapy, quizzes, board games, dominoes, card games, a variety of floor games and a replica living room area for reminiscing.

Oaklands has links with the local Welsh school as part of its’ community interaction. The centre occasionally arranges outdoor activities such as visiting local heritage sites and beauty spots and promotes family involvement in all aspects of the service.

Oaklands aim is to promote independence and provide a service that is truly person centred.

Tywncarn Community Resource Base

Twyn carn Day Centre is co-located with Brooklands Day Centre in Risca situated in the heart of the local community where individuals can enjoy walks to the local shops and parks due to it’s central location. The service offers a homely and friendly environment where feeling based care is provided. The main lounge overlooks a pleasant garden and patio area where individuals can sit and enjoy the outdoors, walks around the garden or take part in gardening projects.

Individuals have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities of their choice that includes table top activities, gentle exercise, cookery, art and crafts, quizzes and hair and beauty sessions. Themed events and entertainment is offered throughout the year. A smaller quiet, relaxing room provides a relaxing environment for reminiscing and memory stimulating activities that are tailor-made to meet individual`s needs including those  with a diagnosis of Dementia. The centre is fully equipped with showering facilities and specialist equipment to ensure personal care support requirements are met in a safe and private environment.

Twyncarn is committed to support and enhance the well-being of each person who attends.

Community Team

The Community Team provides a community-based service that supports individuals to access/participate in activities within their own community.

The service is person centred and provides sessional support within the community with activities based upon the interests of the individual. This support is provided in a feelings based manner and individuals are supported to access activities that they used to enjoy or given the opportunity to try something new within their own community.

The Community Team aims to relieve feelings of social isolation and encourages individuals to be as independent as possible and further aims to make individuals feel as though they are out with a friend as opposed to “being in receipt of a service”.

For more details about accessing these services, please contact the Information, Advice and Assistance Team

Adult Social Services Assisted Transport Policy

Adult Social Services Assisted Transport is a transport service provided to people over the age of 18, to access ‘community activities’ within Caerphilly borough. A community activity is a care and support service that an individual attends away from their home, which is provided by Adult Social Services as part of a care and support plan.

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