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The William Booth Day Care Centre
The William Booth Day Centre aims to provide a professional Day Centre for elderly, housebound and special needs residents of the Norwich area, where they can receive sustenance and companionship in a warm Christian environment.

The Day Centre opened in refurbished premises in St Giles Street in November 1995, moving from a church hall in Bull Close.  We are part funded by social services with the rest coming from collections, donations and money we raise throughout the year.  The centre is open 50 weeks a year, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.
The William Booth Day Care Centre
Professional care assistants are on duty to meet the care needs of those attending, including a bathing service.  The centre comprises a lounge area, a separate 60-seater dining room, with a well maintained garden area for use in the summer.  Access and facilities for the disabled area present throughout the building.

We cater for around 30 elderly people each day with an age range of 70 to 96.  A large proportion of our members are housebound and live alone. Most are referred to us by Norfolk County Council Social Services.  Private contracts are available on request. Please telephone the Centre Manager on 01603 760503 or the Business Manager on 01603 620747.

A full and nutritious cooked meal is provided at lunch time with a menu that is varied each week. Those with special dietary needs are catered for.  A mixed afternoon programme of events and activities is offered.  Summer outings are arranged with either longer seaside trips with a meal at a hotel or a shorter trip to a local attraction.


Aims and Objectives
 - To uphold the centre mission statement
 - To provide care adequate for the needs of each member
 - To maintain and furnish the centre to a high standard
 - To administer the centre in a proper and safe manner
 - To keep records as required by the government and other agencies
 - To be ethical and sympathetic with clients and their affairs
 - To facilitate centre inspections by appointed officers
 - To give value for money



Clients will...
 - Be encouraged and helped to maintain a high quality of life
 - Be encouraged to maintain their independence
 - Have their privacy respected
 - Be treated with dignity
 - Not be discriminated against
 - Be addressed as they wish
 - Receive care with standards
 - Be cared for by adequate and appropriately trained staff
 - Have their emotional and social needs respected
 - Be encouraged to follow a religion of their choice
 - Be able to request a doctor of their choice
 - Be entitled to services
 - Be able to discuss their needs with the manager
 - Be able to feel at home
 - Have access to a telephone
 - Be encouraged to participate in recreational activities
 - Be able to complain about the quality of care received
 - Enjoy a good relationship with staff
 - Be provided with nourishing, appetising and adequate food
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