Updated: March 2023
This guide aims to support you, day care managers, social workers, commissioners and providers, to restart or continue activities. It is focused on community-based day services, day centres (with and without personal care), including specialised day centre environments, and those with outdoor spaces.
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About this guide
This guide about face-to-face adult day care provision in England is aimed at commissioners, providers and managers.
These topics cover practical information you need to think about when re-opening services.
Discusses starting points and the different types of conversations that need to take place.
Advice on the different risk assessments needed when preparing to deliver safe adult day care.
Practice examples and tools to demonstrate what organisations have achieved.
DHSC and UK Health Security AgencyOpen
Other resources Open
This guidance was developed in collaboration with Public Health England, the Local Government Association and Kings's College London as part of the NIHR, Applied Research Collaboration, South London.