Opening times
Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Friday - By appointment only

Day care for older people

We provide social day care for older people two days per week at Cardigan House and one day at Thornton Community Centre. This includes transport from home, day long activities and a midday meal. We also have speakers, entertainers and trips out.


To provide a comfortable and caring service in which users can enjoy the company of others in a friendly and stimulating environment.


Shipley and Bingley Voluntary Services provides social day care for elderly people who may otherwise be isolated or have very little contact with other people. The day care provision at Cardigan House takes place on a Monday and Thursday between 10am and 3.30pm and offers a warm and welcoming environment to all.

There is provision available for 20 clients plus volunteers on both days.

Tea and toast are provided on arrival at the centre with further refreshments throughout the morning. At lunch time a two course hot, freshly cooked meal is provided followed with tea or juice. Afternoon tea and cakes are also provided following the afternoon's activities.

Price from 1 January 2016 - £10.00 a day. The price includes £4 for transport.


Users of the centre are encouraged to join in with games and activities that are organised by the day care supervisor and her assistant. These include board games, craft work and dominoes in the morning plus a planned programme of entertainment - slide show presentations from guest speakers, musical and comedy, quizzes to stretch the mind, bingo and more recently physical activities in the form of chair exercises delivered by a professional fitness trainer. The aim of our programme is to offer a variety of activities of which some, if not all, will appeal to most people.


If required, transport can be provided for clients in two specially adapted minibuses, other clients may prefer to use a taxi or be brought in by a carer.


We would not be able to offer such a comprehensive service to the day care users if it were not for the dedication of our volunteers. They cannot be praised too highly for their commitment to the users and the aims of the centre.

Please contact Sarah Parkinson at SBVS for more details about this service. Telephone 01274 787933 or email

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