Compton Care day therapies centre patients sits in inpatient unit breakout area

Compton Day Therapies

Supporting you to take on the day ahead.


Our Day Therapies Centre is a short-term specialist care unit that you can visit once a week to access expert clinical and supportive care whilst also enjoying a series of therapeutic activities

As part of your initial visit, we’ll work with you to identify any goals or ambitions that you may wish to achieve during your time with us. These might focus on improving your confidence, being able to better control any pain or symptoms, increasing your mobility or even meeting new people; your goals are unique to you and we’re committed to helping you work towards them.

Once your goals have been identified, together we’ll create a plan of care which might include a mixture of:

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Accessing the Compton Care Day Therapies Centre

To access our day therapies centre you will need to be referred by a healthcare professional, such as a district or community nurse or your GP. Referrals can be made via our online referral form.

Once we have received your referral, a member of our day therapies team will contact you to take a few details. We consider your age, abilities and interests before suggesting a particular day to attend. You’ll then be invited to the centre to take a look around, but are under no obligation to continue to visit if you decide that it's not for you.

Our day starts at 9:30 am and finishes at around half past 3 but we’re here to work around your needs and are able to be flexible. If you have access to transport, we encourage you to use it however we do have a team of dedicated volunteer drivers who can pick you up and drop you home again if needed.

Discharge from the service

We’ll regularly monitor your progress and at the point that your goals have been met, or are close to being achieved, we’ll discuss the possibility of discharge from the Day Therapies service.

Most patients access support for approximately 12 weeks, however, the duration may be for shorter or longer depending on your individual needs.

Discharge is a positive step allowing you to move forward independently with your life. Upon discharge, you’ll be offered access to our other Compton outpatient support services including counselling and art therapy and we’ll also put you in touch with our various community partners who run social, support or activity groups. Should your circumstances change you and you require specialist palliative care support you may be re-referred to the Day Therapies Centre at a later date.

For more information about day care services, please get in touch via our online form, or by calling us on 0300 323 0250.

Speak to Compton in person, call us on 0300 323 0250