Dementia Day Care

Woodclough Day Centre

Woodclough offers stimulation and support to older people with a Mental Health Condition, Alzheimer’s, Dementia or Social Isolation. The Service aims to maintain people’s dignity and rights and also help promote independence. We offer a range of daily activities and the Centre is warm and welcoming and is specially equipped for older people. For more information click here.

Services Offered

We provide a comprehensive programme of stimulating and engaging activities for older people who find it difficult to cope at home because of illness, dementia, a physical disability or a mental health need. Our activities cater for a range of different needs and include:

  • Crafts
  • Baking
  • Bowling
  • Health and beauty sessions
  • Current affairs discussion group
  • Cards
  • Memory games
  • Musical bingo
  • Music therapy
  • Exercise
  • Relaxation room
  • Help and advice with transport
  • Rehabilitation
  • Personal care support
  • Support and information for carers


We have to charge for the day care service we offer. The charge is based on your individual circumstances. A person with Dementia can get their care paid for by the Local Authority. Typically this is four visits a day from a carer- morning, lunch, dinner and bedtime. Often these visits can be as short as 15 minutes and can cost about £360 per week.

By cutting out the lunch and dinner visits, the same person could spend a morning or afternoon in good company at Woodclough Day Centre. We do interesting things, give help with medication , even give a drink and a sandwich to take home. For a little more than a price of a couple of cups of coffee life can have some meaning again .

If you think your relative has Dementia ask your GP to give a diagnosis. If Dementia is diagnosed the Local Authority will fund a package of support for them.There is also a fixed charge for lunch.

Who is it for?

Anyone who is a resident of Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton or Manchester. We also provide support and advice to those who may be caring for an elderly relative, friend or neighbour.

How to access the service

Referrals to our Day Services come from a variety of health care professionals including social workers, district nurses or care managers. Families and individuals can access the service direct by contacting Woodclough Day Centre. Once a referral is received, a manager from PossAbilities will arrange an initial visit to the Centre for the person, usually with whoever referred them, and their family member / carer.

Get in touch

If you are interested in learning more about how our services may benefit you, please contact us. We are open 5 days a week, Monday – Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Woodclough Day Centre
Wood Street
M24 4BB
Tel: 0161 653 5149