Day Provision

Drym Valley Centre is a unique rural activity resource. Set in an exceptionally beautiful and secluded part of West Cornwall. The centre provides the opportunity for adults with additional needs to enjoy a lively and beneficial rural experience. It is a small, caring centre run by an experienced and dedicated team who offer top level supervision and care.

Drym Valley Centre specialises in day care provision for adults from 18 years upwards. The Centre has met standards as set out in the Accreditation of Provider Agencies. There is an emphasis on clients learning new skills by giving them the opportunity to be involved in the production, marketing and selling of produce made at the centre.

We are able to carry out regular client reviews and assessments working in partnership with other agencies. All activities are carefully adapted to fit the requirements of the individual. The assessment will be a collaborative process based on the clients needs, the referrers information and the teams expectations.

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Client Group

The service is run for people who are 18 or over and have any of the following disabilities/needs:

  • Severe and enduring mental health problems
  • Mild to moderate learning disabilities
  • Moderate physical disabilities
  • Early Stage Dementia

Service Provision

This service runs for 50 weeks a year and transport can be arranged. We have a variety of activities on offer with an emphasis on environmental enhancement, recycling, sustainability and conservation. The 25 acre grassland valley also provides a variety of habitats and is a focus for ongoing projects. The support workers will facilitate groups and supervise individuals where needed.

Activities include:

  • Animal care
  • Conservation and land management
  • Horticulture
  • Ceramics
  • Cornwall College courses
  • Creative workshops

Social activities include barbecues, seasonal parties, team games, valley walks, art projects, music and drama workshops.

Objectives

  • To promote independence and increase confidence through individual achievement
  • To improve clients social skills
  • To provide meaningful activities to encourage clients in decision making, planning and implementation of projects leading to satisfaction and fulfillment

Our Aim

Our purpose is to provide a stimulating and enjoyable environment, by promoting individuality and creativity in safe and friendly surroundings encouraging clients to fulfill their potential.

The Staff

Drym Valley Centre provides professional support from experienced and caring staff. Team leader Lynn Roberts (RMN, BSc Hons, Nursing) has extensive experience in both in patient and community settings in Cornwall.

Six experienced support workers (trained to LDAF levels 2 and 3) are also on hand to facilitate and enable clients to get the most out of their Drym Valley experience.

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2 thoughts on “Day Provision”

  1. Hello Kate

    Thank you for your recent enquiry.

    Currently the day centre is not in operation and, like all day care providers, we are awaiting guidance from central or local government regarding how and when we can safely re-open.

    As a second peak of coronavirus and Covid 19 is being anticipated by local councils and central government through Autumn and Winter 2020 please contact us again in January 2021 to see how the situation stands.

    However it is unlikely that our venue would be suitable for Marcus, whenever we can re-open. We are located on a farm with a gravelled entrance yard. We can only accommodate two wheelchair users, and currently we have two such clients. We do not have any equipment for hoisted transfers.

    Have you tried the Support In Cornwall website for other potential options once restrictions on adult day provision has been lifted?

    I am sorry that I cannot offer more help or advice.

    Best wishes
    Donna

  2. Hi,
    I’m researching day care provision for my son Marcus, 23, who will be leaving Truro College next June. He has cerebral palsy and moderate learning difficulties, he is non verbal, a wheelchair user and is hoisted for all transfers. He is very sociable and is able to communicate by verbalising, eyepointing and nodding/shaking his head.
    Could you please let me know if you think your provision would be suitable for him and, if so, when we could arrange a visit.
    Many thanks,
    Kate

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