Day opportunities

Day opportunities are activities that can help you to stay active and independent in your community improving your wellbeing.

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There are various kinds of day opportunities available, including:

  • social activities to maintain your quality of life
  • visiting sports or leisure centres to maintain your physical health
  • training courses with a view to gaining employment, new skills and socialising
  • arts, crafts and music to maintain your emotional wellbeing
  • volunteering activities to get involved in your community

Staying active in Hillingdon

Regular exercise can improve self esteem, help maintain a healthy weight and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

There's strong evidence that people who are active have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type two diabetes, some cancers, depression and dementia.

Find out what you should be doing using the government's physical activity guidelines.

There are many activities available locally:

Are you over 55 and active?

Botwell Leisure CentreHighgrove Pool and Fitness Centre and Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex offer a club membership and community programmes.

This includes gym, swim and fitness classes as well as badminton, table tennis and short tennis in the sports hall at Botwell. Prepaid members get a free parking permit for the Botwell and Highgrove centres.

For more details contact the centres directly.

Are you disabled? Ever thought about being a gym instructor?

InstructAbility offers fitness industry training for disabled people. The training and qualifications are free to those who meet the criteria. They offer training along with a 3 month work placement to get more disabled people physically active.

Queens Walk Resource Centre

Queens Walk Resource Centre is a modern facility for people with complex learning and physical disabilities, supporting their development and helping them to keep healthy and active.

All admissions are identified by a social worker through an assessment.

Find out more about Queens Walk

Dementia Resource Centre

Dementia Resource Centre is a service (at Grassy Meadow Court) aimed at older people who live in Hillingdon, have a formal diagnosis of dementia and require support as they may be at risk of social isolation. It is located at Grassy Meadow Court, Grange Road, Hayes, UB3 2FU.

All admissions are identified by a social worker through an assessment.

For more information about the service, call Grassy Meadow Court on 01895 277759 or 01895 277763.

Page last updated: 13 May 2022