Sundial Centre

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  • The Sundial Centre offers day care and a range of activities and services for local people.

    Day Care Service

    Providing quality day care services for older people in the local community.

    The Sundial Centre day care service provides care, support and stimulation for older people, including those with mild to moderate dementia. We welcome people from all backgrounds and cultures and from all London boroughs. We tailor our service to meet individual needs and aim to:

    • maintain and promote independence
    • encourage social interaction
    • restore self-esteem
    • provide a stimulating environment with a variety of activities

    Read on for information on:

    Our activities for older people
    Food and drink
    Transport arrangements
    Referrals to the Sundial
    About your care
    Contact us


    We have a programme of activities and services, including:

    • arts, crafts, gardening
    • pottery and music
    • discussion and reminiscence groups
    • games and gentle exercise
    • outings and special events throughout the year
    • hairdresser
    • hearing aid clinic

    Food and drink

    We provide you with a light breakfast on arrival. Lunch is served 12 noon–1pm and we can cater for special diets if requested. Tea, coffee and snacks are available in the afternoon.

    Transport arrangements

    If you visit for a full day and live in or near the boundaries of Tower Hamlets, you can use our adapted, fully wheelchair-accessible mini-bus to transport you to and from your home. Want to attend for half a day? We can arrange alternative transport.

    Referrals to the Sundial

    You can refer yourself, or you can be referred by social services. We will then make an appointment to carry out an assessment. We’ll invite you on a free trial visit to make sure the centre suits your needs.

    Who can refer?

    You can either be referred by social services, or you can refer yourself.

    Private clients

    We can accept private clients, but you’ll make your own transport arrangements.

    What happens next?

    We will make an appointment to visit you at home and carry out an assessment. If we’re unable to offer you day care at the Sundial, we will provide information on other organisations that may be able to help you.

    Trial visit

    We will also invite you on a trial visit, so you can check it suits your needs.

    After you’ve been offered a day care place

    A member of staff will visit you at home to discuss the arrangements. Things like the number of days you attend, what time to pick you up, whether we need keys to your home, and any dietary requirements.

    About your care

    When you join, we’ll plan a review date with you, your social worker, and day centre staff.

    This is usually after six weeks of you starting.

    Your care plan

    You’ll be allocated a key worker, who will write a care plan in consultation with you. This sets out details of the care you need and the goals needed to maintain or regain your independence. Your care plan will be reviewed every six months.


    If you receive a personal budget, you can use it to pay for your day care. We’ll help to find the best options for you. Charges per day:

    • with transport £52.02
    • without transport £37.58
    • meals and refreshments £6.00