Day centre for elderly to launch in Yate and Chipping Sodbury in May

An exciting opportunity has arisen for older people and their carers in Yate and surrounding areas as a local company plans to launch a day centre in three new sites.

Adorno Community Day Centre is opening in three sites from May 17 and will aim to support up to 45 people per week .

Adorno Companions founder Emma Doney came up with the idea during lockdown and is looking forward to be able to open when the next stage of restrictions is lifted in May.

she said: “It has been an incredibly tough year for all of us, but for those that are full time carers looking after an older loved one, there has been no breaks, no visits from family members and limited social events to support them.

“We want to make sure that carers are able to look after themselves and take a break. This allows them to be the best version of themselves, particularly when the going gets tough. We have had a lot of interest from local community groups that want to get involved and to help with volunteering.

“We have also had offers to provide facilities and resources such as a garden area, chair based exercise and various craft classes.”

The new venture is Covid-secure and hopes to provide a range of activities and entertainment including arts and craft, gardening, intergenerational events with local nurseries and day trips.

The day centre will also provide up to 8 new support worker jobs for those seeking new employment. Transport will be made available to and from older people’s homes to ensure it is as easy as possible to access the new service.

James Ball, Mayor of Sodbury said: “I am extremely pleased that Adorno are launching a service that will offer activities for many local residents and will also give their carers some time to take a break from looking after their loved ones.

“After such a difficult year, this will be a huge benefit to so many and it will also bring much-needed jobs to the community. I would like to wish Emma and the Adorno team well in their new venture.”

The venues that the Community-based Day Centre will run from include: Shireway Community Centre, Yate (Tuesdays), Crossbow House, Frampton Cotterell (Wednesdays) and Ridgewood Community Centre, Yate (Thursdays).

The Day Centre is now taking bookings with day care provided between 10:00-14:00 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Prices start from £59.95 per person based on the individual’s dependency, and lunch and refreshments are also included.

For enquiries or to book a space call 07398 526 024 or email

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