Day opportunities (Day Centres)

Day opportunities (Day Centres)

There are a number of day opportunities around the county who offer support to individuals with complex learning disabilities, physical needs, mental health, autism and other related health and social care needs.

The opportunities vary depending on the provider, they may specialise on different activities, for example catering, animal care, gardening or retail, but the activities are tailored to match individual outcomes. The emphasis is on having fun, making friends, developing skills and promoting independence.

Worcestershire County Council run some of the Day Centres, and you can read more about them here: Learning disability day opportunities (Day centres).

In the area there are several charities and other agencies who run day opportunities for adults. In the drop downs below we have included the ones who offer provision for young adults and organised them by district. You will also find that we’ve also included some case studies about young people who have been clients of some of the providers.


Amber Support Services – provide a day service to people with a disability and/or autism, aged 18 and over within their local community.

Malvern Hills

Acton Mill Care Farm - offers individuals and students the opportunity to work alongside a range of farm animals where they can interact with animals in a working environment. Acton Mill Care Farm offers a range of activities including animal care, cooking, arts and crafts, horticulture and general farm maintenance. For more information search for Acton Mill Care Farm on Facebook.

Branches Day Opportunities - a small independent day service providing individuals with learning difficulties an exciting, safe, creative environment to develop skills, confidence and build friendships. Based in Malvern, please search for Branches Day Opportunities on Facebook for more information.

Heart of England Mencap - Malvern Pathway is the day service for people with learning disabilities provided by Mencap.

Jamboree run Cafe H2O - Café H2O is on the Malvern Hills and open to the public 6 days a week. Service users perform all aspects of Café work including baking, food preparation, serving customers, waiting on tables, using the coffee machine and the till whilst being fully supported by Jamboree Support Service.

Download: Case study - Café H2O initiative (PDF)


HFT Day opportunities – based in Redditch, Lock Close Day service is a flexible service, their hours are generally 7 hours per day, and they can offer a morning or afternoon service so that individuals can map into their activities, such as bowling, swimming, sports sessions and in-house art and crafts and relaxation.

ReddiSupport – a day service for adults with learning disabilities and autism. They offer fun activities in a supportive learning environment, promoting independence and inclusion. They are based in Enfield, Redditch.

Download: Case Study - Lisa and her time at ReddiSupport (PDF)

Where Next - an established day service which supports adults with a learning disability in the Redditch and surrounding area.

Download: Case study - Emma and Where Next (PDF)

Worcester City

The Myriad Centre - a day respite centre for clients with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

New Hope Worcester – offer daily programme of activities for children and young people with disabilities and complex health care needs aged 6 to19 years old.

Onside - placement opportunity at Mix Café to learn and work within a community-based café, serving breakfast, lunches and drinks and providing buffets and other external catering services. Service users will learn in a supported environment, all aspects of food hygiene, health and safety, food preparation, customer service skills and hygiene.

Wildgoose Rural Training & Nature Reserve – a care farm just outside Worcester, they aim to offer meaningful day opportunities for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues.

Download: Case Study - Wild Goose training (PDF)


Choices Day Opportunities - Choices is a day centre for adults with learning disabilities, based in the centre of Evesham which gives them access to the local shops and transport. Choices is a user lead service, providing a wide range of activities and opportunities.

Freedom Day Centre – a day centre for adults with learning disabilities, based in South Littleton, Worcestershire.

Download: Case Study - Freedom (PDF)

Spectrum Days – based in Droitwich they provide flexible, fun and inclusive activities for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Wick Care Farm CiC – just outside Pershore, Wick Care Farm (WCF) aims to provide a welcoming, friendly place where adults and young people feel safe and valued.

Working world – based at Wallace House in Evesham, Working World is a training centre for adults with a learning disability.

Wyre Forest

Aspire living - empower people to make choices in their day-to-day life and in the community.

EJF Enterprises — The Emily Jordan Foundation (or Spokes) – based in Kidderminster they have 5 projects that offer purposeful work related activities in: Cycle renovations & repairs, recycling and environmental projects, ceramics/arts and crafts, horticulture and wood works for adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and moderate mental health needs.

Muddy Boots Ground Care CiC - day service based in Stourport-upon-Severn, for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues. They provide 4 different projects over the week: Mon-Thurs Ground Care, Wednesday Woodwork, Thursdays Arts & Crafts and Friday Farm Day. If there was enough interest to run these sessions on other days, they would. To find out more search for Muddy Boots ground care on Facebook.

Nineveh Ridge Care Farm – they offer alternative and innovative day care for adults and children with Disabilities.

Reach Community Services – based in Bewdley, Reach provide support and opportunities for people with learning difficulties, disabilities and mental health needs.

SociABLEs Hub & C.R.E.W.S. – found in Bewdley, they provide services to support people with disabilities, special needs and/or complex health problems including mental health.

The Odell Centre – based in Kidderminster, they provide social, recreational and leisure activities for adults with mild-moderate learning disabilities and mental health issues.


Midland Mencap - Worcestershire - Midland Mencap has a vision to deliver a wide and varied range of meaningful and exciting day opportunities based across several locations within Worcestershire.

Bordering Counties

Camphill Village Trust – support adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems and autism to lead a life of opportunity. They have ten communities and services across England, and the closest one to Worcestershire is in Stourbridge.

Crowsmill craft centre – based in Bridgenorth this rural craft centre has various workshops and gardens and they work with adults with learning difficulties, adults with mental health issues and those on the autistic spectrum. They have a minibus that collects from various locations in and around Kidderminster for a small charge.

Horizon Centre – based in Ross-on-Wye, the Horizon Centre is a day centre for adults with learning and other disabilities. They support people to build confidence, learn new skills, and develop independence. They offer a range of activities, including after-hours activities to encourage development of social networks.

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