The Marigold Centre Ltd.

62 Avenue Road, Westcliffe on Sea, Essex, SS0 7PJ TEL: 01702 840699

The day care centre

The Marigold Centre offers day care and respite for young adults with disabilities whilst promoting life skills, equality of opportunity and inclusion. The Centre sits in the heart of the conservation area in a beautiful period building with all the modern adaptations required to meet the needs of its guests.

The building has four activity areas where guests can spend time engaging in their chosen activities throughout the day.

day care Southend lends itself to arts, crafts, horticulture and generally any activity that is hands on and engaging! With height adapted sinks, all guests are able to access the activities and work on their independence skills in the clean up as well! Lockers are also provided within this room in which to store belongings. Access to the Coach House is gained through a short-covered walkway from the end of the room, as well as access to the garden area. One of our guests described this room as "fun and lots of art, drawing and making things".

The Quiet Sensory Room has bay windows overlooking the back garden and offers a quiet tranquil place that is "relaxing and calm" (as described by a guest) but is multi-functional with a projection system to access the internet for soothing music or to play on the Xbox which has been described as "fun to go on" by another guest. The bubble tube is interactive with a cube that changes the colours of both the tube and the fibre optics and builds on awareness of cause and effect activities. Bean bags provide an ideal chill out area, as does the shaped chair and bench area.

Marigold CentreThe Coffee Room is decorated in a modern style with a wall mounted TV where there's "lots of stuff to watch" (as described by a guest). It can be "chilled out and quiet" or busy with games and jigsaws depending on the choices of those guests accessing this room. A coffee machine ensures that those requiring a bit of pampering whilst in there is never far away!

The kitchen is the heart of the care centre, with baking, cooking and making drinks and snacks with the specially adapted worktops, hobs, ovens and microwaves being key to the socialising and life skills for our guests. An island in the centre of the kitchen promotes communication and is a hub for interactions during activities.

The Coach House is located at the rear of the building with "lots of space and time away" from the activities within the main areas. With large floor space it is ideal for indoor games if the weather is wet, or the use of the sofa for quiet time, including reading, crafts or chats, making this a very versatile room for all.

The rear garden has an astro turf lawn where "it's fun to play football" and where guests can enjoy time in the fresh air.

There are two change rooms within the Centre, both with height adjustable change beds, ceiling track hoists and w.c.'s. There is also a single toilet located in the care centre.

The staff at the care centre work as a team to provide the highest possible level of care whilst promoting independence, life skills, communication and well being of our guests. Staffing levels reflect the needs of our guests and ensure that the experiences at the Centre are positive and engaging.

Access to the local community is provided either via the adapted minibuses or through a short walk into town or to the sea front. Accessing different places and experiences is promoted and encouraged with all guests.