A Bit About Us
On September 2nd 1989 the Day Centre was opened as a meeting place for older residents in Over. Thirty years on, and the temporary portakabin is now a purpose-built care facility with qualified staff providing a safe, friendly environment for people from all over South Cambridgeshire; many of whom are dependent on our free minibus service to and from the Centre.
Our premises are part of a development by South Cambridgeshire District Council which includes the local doctors' surgery, a pharmacy and a sheltered housing scheme.
The Over Day Centre Association is a charity managed by a Board of Trustees working in partnership with Centre Manager Hayley Smith who is supported, in turn, by Administrator Halina Szulakowska. Care staff, Sarah Brown and Tracy Griffiths, are supervised by Lead Carer Liza Smith. The two-course lunches are prepared in our kitchen by cook Karen Croxon. Responsible for our daily minibus service is driver Graham Waters.
The Centre is supported by a team of dedicated volunteers without whom we would not be able to provide the level of service that we offer. These wonderful people act as escorts on the minibus, help as kitchen staff, provide entertainment for the clients and organise fundraising events.
Our goal is to help our clients remain as independent, socially active, and physically mobile as possible, in order that they can continue to live as contributing members of their local community.
We are also a support for families who need respite from the emotional and/or physically exhausting challenges of caring for a loved one on a daily basis.