Day Care Centre

 Welcome to The Day Care Centre, Grove House, Ilkley

 Abbeyfield Mission Statement: “To enhance the quality of life for older people”

Gold Star Standard

Gold Star Standard

Dementia Pledge Brand

Day Care Centre

“I appreciate the relief as a Carer”

“I feel happier and look forward to coming”

“Thanks so much – the Day Centre has become a lifeline for my mother and me”

“The Staff are very kind and helpful”

Open Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:00 

Introductory day free of charge.

Unique to Wharfedale, the Day Centre is here to support and care for older people in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere; an inclusive meeting place.  It offers quality time for individuals with various degrees of memory impairment and / or physical problems to access social activity and remain active and engaged.

A dedicated team of specialist trained carers and volunteers provide supervision of personal care needs under the guidance of an experienced manager.

Caring for Family Carers

We know that you must have quality time to yourself and understand that knowing your loved one is safe and happy is vital.  Our care is centred on the whole family; the more we know about your loved one will ensure he or she has the best personalised care.

If you need to discuss any aspect of care, or just need a listening ear, please call in, we are here for you.  We will monitor any conditions and liaise with you to promote communication, please feel free to give us your feedback to improve our service.

Day Care Centre

Day Care Centre

What Happens at The Day Centre?

Our priority is to ensure that whoever attends has the opportunity to enjoy their day in whatever way they wish to spend it.  It may be sitting and chatting; it may be choosing to join in group activities or participating in the many other activities available, focussing on strengths and positives.

Quizzes and crosswords                                                 Shopping trolleys

Reminiscence sessions                                                   Raffles

Manicure and hand massages                                        Themed activities

Board games, bingo and jigsaws available                      Wii games

Singing, dancing, entertainers                                         iPad activities

Craft and painting                                                            Community links

Exercise sessions to music                                              Daily newspapers

Courtyard overlooking fountain and flower beds              Mini bar

The day starts with a welcome cup of tea / coffee and toast in our graciously proportioned Dining Room.  At lunchtime all food is prepared fresh daily, special diets are catered for and our chef and her team will provide alternatives as required.  The menu changes weekly and with the season and the hygiene rating is 5 star.

Click here for Sample Lunch Menu

Also available on site are the following facilities:

  • Hairdressing
  • Assisted bathing service
  • Chiropody
  • Laundry Service
  • Take away sandwich, snacks and drinks service
  • Advice and information on other services available for older people
  • Flexible attendance options


Please inquire by telephone, email or drop in to discuss

Click here for the Day Care Centre Brochure

Click here for the Day Care Centre Application Form

Why not ring to arrange a look around?  We look forward to meeting you.

Manager: Alice Wild

Address: Grove House, 12 Riddings Road, Ilkley, LS29 9BF

Tel: 01943 886000