Club Members visit Windrush Art & Sound Installation Colechester
Hibiscus Day Centre (the Club) specialises in the delivery of culturally sensitive services to the elderly. In response to the Covid 19 Pandemic the service was suspended on the 19 March 2020. The service has now restarted and is being delivered in accordance with Government Guidance for the safe delivery of Day Centre Services. The service reflect the mores and norms of African and Caribbean societies expressed through diet and social activities. Delivered by fully trained paid and voluntary personnel the service is activity orientated and designed to stimulate and encourage social contact whilst keeping Club Members physically and mentally active in a warm and safe environment. Suitable for retirees who are able to manage their own personal hygiene. Individuals who require support in toileting and other personal tasks are welcomed, however must to be accompanied by a personal carer. Hibiscus Centre is a single story building with good wheelchair access and accessible toilets. The service is available on Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 10.00am-3.00pm at Hibiscus Community Centre, On a typical day Members on arrival would receive warm welcome from our friendly staff, followed by a choice of a hot drink, toast, and fruit. Fruit is an important element in the diet at Hibiscus.It is always available and attendees have a wide variety to choose from. Morning tea or coffee is followed by a full hour of exercise. Lunch which is served at 1.00pm is normally a three course meal. The menu is based around an African and Caribbean cuisine, specialised diets i.e. ITAL, vegetarian, no salt are also catered for. After lunch there is a choice of activity ranging from hand craft, board-games, socialising or quiet time. Trips to the seaside galleries and cultural events also feature. There are cost associated with the receipt of the service and individuals may be eligible for financial support from government. Individuals wishing to engage such support should contact Newham Adult Social Care Services
and request a customer assessment.
Anyone may make a referral to engage the service by using the Referral Form above. Generally referrals are received from family members or a care agency concerned with the individual’s welfare. Referrals from care agencies should only be made after “Social Services”have carried out an assessment and a care plan is in place for the individual. Such referrals should always come with the assessment and the Social Services Adult Panel agreement for the customer to attend Hibiscus and on what basis. Hibiscus requests these documents at all times. On receiving a referral, Hibiscus will undertake its own assessment. The individual will be invited to spend the day at Hibiscus in order to gauge their compatibility with Hibiscus admission criteria, and whether the person’s specific needs can be adequately met at Hibiscus. This also provide the individual with the opportunity to experience Hibiscus and be in a position to make an informed decision about using the service. Hibiscus will hold an offer of a place for a period of two weeks: beyond which the offer will be withdrawn