25th March 2020 We are temporarily closed.
Over the last couple of weeks, we have been overwhelmed by the support and positive feedback we have received from customers, parents and carers. We are extremely grateful for this support and it reinforces our belief that the service we provide is a vital one for so many adults with a learning disability.
However, given the governments most recent advice and actions regarding COVID-19, we now feel that in order to protect everyone, we have no choice but to close Dayspace. Unfortunately, we can’t say when we will re-open at this stage, but we will be keeping a close eye on the situation and will keep all our customers updated of any changes on our current decision.
We appreciate that these uncertain times will be incredibly unsettling for most of our customers, some of whom will not understand the full extent of the situation that is unfolding and so we hope that some of the online services we are now providing will help.
Last week we launched our Online Sessions Series as part of the #TogetherAtHome campaign. On a daily basis we will continue to release sessions that everyone can join in with via YouTube, our website and Facebook . These sessions will feature the familiar faces of the Dayspace staff and will include, Bakespace, Soundspace, Dancespace and Createspace.
We will also be creating quiz sheets via Kahoot! that can be played at home (clear instructions of how to play will be provided) and we are also working on some other services which we will announce very soon.
We encourage parents/carers to support our customers by providing access to these resources in the coming weeks to keep everyone moving, engaging and interacting remotely with Dayspace as much as possible. We would love you to send us video clips or photos of people enjoying their sessions at home.
A safe number of Dayspace staff will be working at both sites in the coming weeks, so if you would like to discuss the closure or find out more about our online sessions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dayspace Caterham on 01883 349553 or Dayspace Reigate on 01737 241012.
Please take great care of each other and we very much look forward to welcoming you all back very soon.
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“Our vision is to see day services for adults with a learning disability transformed”
At Dayspace we are committed to providing quality, person-centred activities for people within the learning disability community.
Our vision is to see day services for adults with a learning disability transformed, by creating dynamic activity programmes that are tailored to suit individual needs and personalities.
We believe that a day provision should be interesting, challenging, sociable and most of all, fun! So we work hard to create a positive and encouraging environment where customers and their support network all feel part of the Dayspace family.
We recognise that everyone has unique needs, abilities and interests. We also think our customers should be at the forefront of shaping their own experience at Dayspace and we value their input. So we regularly review and develop sessions with them to create the best experience we can.
We love what we do! And we hope that you will join us in Bakespace, Stagespace, Relaxspace or one of our many other workshops. Please get in touch for a free taster session.
What DO people say about us?
My name is Louise and I live with my husband. I have been coming to dayspace learning to cook for over a year. I have made friends and met old friends from school. Dayspace has helped me to learn skills for healthy food. The staff have helped me to stick to my eating plan and loose some more weight.
Transitioning from Education into Adult Social Care, I was hugely impressed with the way the staff at Dayspace actively listened to Kiera’s likes, dislikes and fears, as well as taking on board her interests and talents. Not only that, it was obvious to me that they wanted to make Kiera’s transition, as smooth and as comfortable as possible.
Kiera now enters Dayspace on her own and with a new level of confidence. The support, dedication and commitment from the team of professional staff has made this progression possible, and it is obvious to me, that Kiera gets a tremendous amount of pleasure and freedom to express herself throughout her activities.
As a carer and parent of a young person with a disability, I have found the service Dayspace offer to be excellent. It is not ‘daycare’, but a learning environment which is meaningful and fun.
I have supported a young man with a learning/physical disability with additional behaviour requirements and a young lady with autism and both have been met by kind, enthusiastic staff who not only support them, but also myself in my role as a carer.
What we do
We have two Dayspace centres; one in Caterham-on-the-Hill and one in Reigate. From these light, spacious buildings we run a weekly programme of creative and practical sessions for adults with a learning disability. Serving the local community and beyond, we cover a variety of activities including Art, Dance, Cooking and Music. Our strength is in our team – highly experienced support workers who use their creative talents to unlock the potential within our customers.
We are open Monday-Friday, from 0930-1630. Please get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about our unique approach to day services.
Our founder and Managing Director, Chris Millsted, has over forty years experience working with people with a learning disability. A former Director of Nursing within the NHS, Chris was a key figure in the transition from hospital to community care and the development of innovative new services in Croydon and Surrey.
Chris has a passion for seeing adults with a learning disability fulfil their individual potential – becoming fully integrated, equal, and valued members of society. And it was this passion that led her to start Millsted Care in 1997.
Millsted Care now run two successful residential homes in Reigate, Surrey. Dayspace was born out of the desire to see better day provision for the residents of these homes, and others within the learning disabilty community.
Since 2011 we have been welcoming people through the Dayspace doors to experience our unique approach to day servcies. We are delighted to have been called ‘trailblazers’ in this field and we’re excited about taking the work forward into new areas.
HIRING OUR SPACE
We have spaces at both Dayspace centres available to hire for business purposes, private events and regular classes.
At Dayspace Caterham our mirrored main space is available to hire after 4.30pm on weekdays and weekends and is equipped with a fully functional kitchen, 1 large room and 1 meeting room. This area is perfect for dance classes, kids parties and meetings. Parking is available at the rear.
Dayspace Reigate is equipped with a brand new fully functional kitchen, 3 large rooms (dance studio, art room and main space) which are all available to hire after 4.30pm in the week and all-day at weekends. Our training room, laid out in a boardroom style to seat 10, is available to hire throughout the week and weekends. Parking is also available.
Meeting room – £15p.h I Sensory Room – £15p.h I Main Space – £20p.h I Dance Studio – £25p.h I Whole Space – £45p.h
Main Space – £20p.h I Sensory Room – £10p.h
Please call to discuss rates for regular bookings.
Get in touch
How to find us
4-6 Raglan Precinct, Chaldon Road, Caterham-on-the-Hill, CR3 5UG
Situated next door to Caterham Angling, around the corner from Coughlans Bakery on Chaldon Road.
Parking: Precinct Car Park accessed from Chaldon Road between Eddie’s Cafe and Glow Tanning and Beauty.
By Bus: The 400 and 407 buses stop outside the library on Westway. From here it is a 2 minute walk to the Raglan Precinct. Alternatively the 411 from Caterham Valley stops opposite the Douglas Brunton Day Centre on Chaldon Road.
57 Albert Road North, Reigate, RH2 9EL
Situated on the industrial estate at the top of Albert Road North. Enter the industrial estate and we are the first building on the left up the ramp.
Parking: Directly in front of the building to the right in front of the railing.
By Bus: The 357, 420 & 32 all stop at the Red Cross pub on Reigate High Street. From here it takes approximately 10 minutes to walk via Nutley Lane. Alternatively the 420 & 460 stop outside Reigate Station and it takes approximately 10 minutes to walk via Somers Road.
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Our safeguarding policy statement explains what our organisation will do to keep our customers safe. It provides detailed policies and procedures to show how we respond to vulnerable adult protection concerns.
As the road surface outside Dayspace Reigate is uneven, please take care and support anyone who may require assistance. The management will not accept any liability for any accidents incurred.