Provider Details


Service Name
Heather Grove Centre (AKA Hartlepool Day Centre)
Organisation Name
The Hospital of God at Greatham


Address 1
Hartlepool Day Centre
Address 2
2 Heather Grove
TS24 8QZ

Contact Details

Contact Name
Joanne Blackwood

More About The Provider

Service Description

Description of Service

Some people find that the type of support which suits them best, is a service based in a particular building where activities are provided on site. These services are usually called day centres, and may be a good option for you if you struggle getting out on your own, and want to meet other people who are in a similar situation. If you have a diagnosis of dementia or memory problems, our day centres can provide friendship, mutual support and stimulation, as well as respite for carers.

The Hospital of God runs four day centres in Hartlepool, Horden, Seaham and Wheatley Hill, which have been specially designed to meet the needs of people with a diagnosis of dementia or memory problems.

These centres provide a safe, warm and welcoming environment where you can meet new people and enjoy a wide range of activities. We aim to help people continue to enjoy their interests, as well as exploring new hobbies. Activities we offer include arts & crafts, singing, dancing, quizzes, baking, cooking, playing board games as well as many other choices. It is up to you which activities you wish to be involved in. We also have regular trips out on our minibuses, which are always a highlight.

Staff in our day centres can also help you with personal care if you need this, and the centres have specially adapted bathrooms. Transport is provided via our minibuses, which can come and pick you up and drop you off at home.

Each day centre also has its own Carer Support Worker who can work with you, if you are a carer, around any issues that may arise. They also provide regular trips out and events for carers to meet up and socialise.

Monthly Memory Lane Cafes have been developed to provide a unique opportunity for people living with dementia to enjoy social activities together, in a safe environment with staff available. A variety of entertainment is provided including; guest speakers, tea dances, quizzes, snacks and refreshments.

Care Quality Commission


Types of Service Provided
Living At Home Looking After Someone (Carers) Keeping Safe Getting Out And About (Socialising) Keeping Healthy
Client Groups Served
Dementia Long Term Condition Mental Health Physical Disability Sensory Loss Carer
Age Ranges Served
18-24 25-49 50-64 65+

Service Details

Is there a cost for this service?
Opening Times

Heather Grove is open Monday to Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Guests arriving from 9:30am and leaving 3:00pm for journey home.


Physical Environment Accessibility

Are your premises accessible?
Further details about your premises' accessibility

Heather Grove is one level with handrails in situ, toilet/changing facilities.

Is there accessible parking on site?


Do you have accessible/disabled toilets?


Other Accessibility

You you cater for religious/cultural needs?
Please give further details

Guests are assessed and individual care plans are developed with the inclusion of guests and their families which identified preferences, cultural beliefs, likes, dislikes, preferred name, what is important to that guest and their aspirations for the future.

Is a referral required to access your service?
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