The Mowbray Day Centre.

The Mowbray Day Centre.

About our centre

The Mowbray Day Centre provides level access to all areas, and has changing facilities and other adaptations/equipment to assist staff in supporting individuals in their personal care needs.

The service aims to provide people with learning and physical disabilities, a safe supportive environment to socialise, relax and learn new skills. It also aims to promote a positive presence for individuals in the local community, as well as maximising people’s potential, enhance the individual’s quality of life and promote independence.

The service operates a keyworker system, ensuring there is an identified worker responsible for liaising with each service user and their family/carers. Keyworkers support service users in making the best of their day service and in any difficulties individuals may encounter.

They also assist the individual to plan their person centred reviews. The support each individual receives is summarised and set out in their individual care plan, which is updated in accordance with the individual changing needs and reviewed as part of the person centred review.

A person-centred review focuses on the person’s strengths and talents. It enables people who are important to an individual to get together to work in partnership, to support them in things that are important for them, and to look at what they need from the service. It provides an opportunity to discuss what’s going well and what isn’t, and to plan/agree actions to help make things better.

Facilities

Mowbray Bakes
  • 40 day care places
  • large dining room
  •  internet access
  • garden area with seating and polytunnels
  • craft room
  • large common room with easy chairs, TV, DVD and Wii
  • accessible toilet and wet room with hoists
  • multi-sensory rooms fitted with specialist equipment
  • music room
  • life skills kitchen
  • kitchen for artisan bread production

What we offer

The centre strives to offer a welcoming, relaxing environment that meets the needs of the individual by providing therapeutic recreational and work activities. Each individual has their own weekly timetable that takes into account their interests and choices.
Activity sessions take place both in the centre and within the local community.

Individuals are supported to participate and contribute to their fullest ability, enjoying new experiences and learning new skills.
Below is a list of activity sessions we offer:
  • music therapy, communicating through music interaction and song
  • arts and craft sessions to explore creative talents
  • sound beam sessions that make use of interactive technology to assist individuals in their artistic expression
  • bag book sessions interactive story telling
  • dance group, expression through music and dance
  • life skills sessions, encouraging cookery skill for daily life
  • the community access group plans and arranges trips out to places of interest
  • gardening within the grounds of the centre
  • sensory relaxation
  • new age curling
  • ten pin bowling
  • Wii fit and armchair exercises

Mowbray Bakes artisan bakery 


Social enterprises provide opportunity to develop new skills in association with the running of a craft bakery. This activity provides an opportunity to work as part of a team, taking pride in the quality of the things which are made, and aims to involve the clients in the wider business life of the community.

Our staff

Our team consists of:
  • service manager
  • assistant manager
  • care supervisors
  • care workers
  • admin staff
  • kitchen staff
All staff members receive support via regular supervisions and an annual performance appraisal. Each staff member is given the training to enable them to provide a professional service. Staff members are required to have a minimum NVQ II in health and social are, or equivalent, and are provided with up to date training in the following:
  • first aid
  • moving and transferring
  • protection of vulnerable adults
  • fire awareness
  • basic food hygiene
  • infection prevention and control
  • non-abusive, psychological and physical intervention
  • equality and diversity
Staff receive this training to ensure they understand and are sensitive and attentive to the needs of their clients, respecting the rights and diversity of each individual.

Contact details

Mr Peter Douglas – manager
Email: peter.douglas@northumberland.gov.uk

Mrs Alison Sloane – assistant manager
Email: alison.sloane@northumberland.gov.uk
Telephone: 01670 536230

Opening times

  • Monday - Thursday (8.30am - 4pm)
  • Friday (8.30am - 3.30pm) 

Address

Mowbray Day Centre
Stakeford Lane,
Choppington,
Northumberland,
NE62 5HQ.