Posted: Thursday 6th July 2017
D is for Day Services
“What I love about my job is actually seeing somebody smile. I love to watch people grow into themselves.”
Meet Kayleigh Grady, an assistant manager at our Welywn and Hatfield day service. She is one of 448 skilled staff helping to support more than 1000 people each week in day services across the county; running activities and providing care in many community venues.
She said; “I really wanted to support people and help people in their day to day lives and seeing a smile on people's faces I think is one of the best things you can do.
“Our cooking groups are really good because they maintain people's independence and their daily living skills. It's really good for sensory impairment as well.”
Our services work jointly with around 180 different community groups across the county, supporting people with a range of support needs learning disability, old age and dementia, mental health and acquired or physical disability.
Day service staff are supported by an Occupational Therapist who provides expertise and training to ensure we provide a specialist service which responds to the needs of people with more complex support needs, e.g. dementia, autism or acquired disabilities.
We aim to promote and maintain wellbeing and independence by using the Five Ways to Wellbeing to focus our activities:
- Be Active
- Keep Learning
- Take Notice
As part of our #WorkingForYou A to Z, we are bringing you a different county council service each day, illustrating the wide range of services we provide and introducing you to the people who are working for you.
Find a day service near you.
Find out more about the services we provide
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