Social Services

Social Services leaders and social workers, and those in the care world, are encouraged to make introduction or request a visit from a member of our team and welfare office to discover why we’re different and fit more distinctly the needs of adults who require extra support and activity in their days: Equally you may visit us anytime.

Pricing for Day Opportunities is highly-competitive while delivering high client value. Personal Budgets and private payments are also accepted.

Creative Day Care fully-utilizes best-practices with person-centred support and individual support plans with reviews; ablement/reablement, a moving on strategy, strengths-based interest engagement, outcomes planning, and signposting all aim to enhance independence and dignity.

Creative Day Care is a Registered Provider of Non-Regulated Day Care provision for Hull City Council and North Yorkshire County Council, procured as a contracted service to Social Service departments. We are registered upon these provider frameworks and can receive direct payments for services through them.

Within the non-regulated provider category, our service is outside of the purview of CQC regulatory monitoring (the Care Quality Commission, in fact, provides independent oversight for other health and social care categories - just not the one we are in):

Instead, as an independent provider of care-related services, we aim to set the standard above that required of regulated providers, to which end Creative Day Care has staff dedicated to Quality Assurance and ensuring alignment with council-derived Quality Assurance Frameworks.

 

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Creative Day Care focuses on members with mild to severe learning, physical, and intellectual disabilities that can manage their own hygiene needs (otherwise require external PA support): members are best suited where their needs are real yet uncomplex, yet find formal programmes or training environments overly structured. It’s a ‘gap in the market’ that requires fulfilling expression-filled days with higher social and community engagement.

We run a semi-formal programme where members can come-and-go between various projects through their day. Our communities are one of genuine warmth where members are never lost but feel valued from their first hour, and have much family integration. Creativity, as well as providing productive and soulful engagement, is supported by care industry practices.

Typically our members may not suit other services as well as they can do here: a full-support care facility doesn’t engage minds or souls so well, whilst the other alternatives may be overly-structured or absolutely training-focused. We’re a suited middle-ground between.

In some areas, there may be little in the way of day facilities and we fill that gap too. We’re committed to member education and training where feasible, structured recruitment processes, ongoing staff training, risk and contingency planning, being outcomes focussed and dedicated to member’s best interests.

 

You’re welcome to introduce a member to one of our Centre’s of Excellence - we’ll even fund a place and lead prospective member families and care teams through the direct payment/personal budget funding process until a formal start. We also advise potential members to speak with their social workers about joining or funding a place with us.

If you don't have a social worker you should make a social services referral request: in North Yorkshire, call 01609 780780. In Hull, contact 01482 300300 (The Wilson Centre,  customer service at the Guildhall) and explain your situation and they'll forward you to the right department.

We encourage Social Service departments, brokerages, care providers and others to contact us to determine suitability for your clients.