I want a family member to start accessing Day Opportunities. How do I get the process started?
The first step is to speak with our Admissions Officer who will guide you through the first steps.
What is the criteria for accessing Day Opportunities?
Our Day services are designed for adults aged 18 and over, who have epilepsy and/or other complex needs. All of our clients are assessed at the Centre and a decision is made whether or not we feel they are suitable for our provision. Everything can be discussed with our Admissions Officer and our Day Services Manager.
How is this service funded?
Most of our clients have funding through the local authority, but funding can come from a number of sources, including private funds. Funding is decided on a case by case basis, and can be discussed with our Admissions Officer.
What if I choose an activity but I want to change?
Clients are given the option to change activities at any point during the year, subject to availability.
Can I increase the amount of activities I attend per week?
Residential clients can choose a maximum of seven activities per week, and clients attending for the day only, five days a week can choose up to ten activities per week. If only three or four sessions have been selected to begin with, this can be added to at any point during the year, subject to availability. This may affect funding, but you will be provided with all of the information you need.
Can I stop attending some activities or completely?
Clients can decrease the amount of activities they attend or stop attending entirely if they wish. This may affect funding, but you will be provided with all of the information you need.
Can I choose the same activity/project for all seven of my choices?
If there is availability to do so, yes. However staff will encourage clients to vary their choices to begin with.
What if I start attending as a day client but don’t feel it is for me?
Clients are supported and encouraged to make the best decisions for themselves, and have no obligation to continue attending day services if they do not wish to.