About Us

Swardeston Day Centre (originally called The Edith Cavell Day Centre) was started in 1986 to meet the needs of older people living in the community. It is held at the Lakenham-Hewett Rugby Football Club at Hilltops on the Main Road in Swardeston and is a registered charity (Charity number 1065872).

We still recognise the link of Nurse Edith Cavell (please click here for more information) to Swardeston and who was very important to the history of our country

The Day Centre, an accredited provider with Norfolk County Council, takes place in a comfortable room overlooking playing fields and attractive surroundings in a rural area in South Norfolk.

Our aim is to improve the lives of older people in a safe and caring environment. We also offer them, their families and carers, much needed support to enable them to continue living in their own homes.

We provide a welcome and sociable environment for people to meet, involve themselves in activities and provide an opportunity for carers to have a break. We have volunteer drivers who may be able to collect you from home.

Enjoy friendly company, share a delicious home cooked meal, join in a wide range of activities including reminiscence, craft and exercise sessions. Great care is taken with seating plans during activities and at meal times to ensure that friends sit together to enjoy each others company.

Those new to the area quickly make friends and soon feel at home. The staff and volunteers mix with the clients which gives a feeling of informality. The apprehension most people have when faced with a new situation soon disappears.

We provide chiropody, hand care, Extend classes and a hearing aid repair service all under one roof.

The Day Centre is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm.

You may be able to attend as many of these days as you like, please contact us for details.

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