On this page, you’ll find the answer to many of the questions people ask us when looking for adult day care in Middlesbrough. Naturally, if you have little or no experience of accessing day care for a loved one or person in your care, you’ll have plenty of questions for us! If you require any more information, however, don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 01642 433688.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q - If I would like to attend The Robin Centre, who do I contact?
A – Please contact Centre Manager Victoria Hubery, on 01642 433688.
Q - Is funding available to attend The Robin Centre?
A – In most cases, Middlesbrough County Council do provide funding for visiting The Robin Centre. Please contact Middlesbrough County Council to confirm.
Q - What can I do at The Robin Centre?
A – The Robin Centre prides itself on providing a wide range of activities suitable for all age groups. These activities range from Gardening, Arts & Crafts, Swimming, through to Exercise Classes and Educational Courses.
Q - Is lunch provided at The Robin Centre?
A – Lunch costs £2.50 and is made in the on-site kitchen. However, we try to make lunch a part of member’s learning activities, teaching them how to shop and prepare food. These are valuable life skills which increase member’s independence and ability to move into supported living.
Q - What is the Staff to Member Ratio?
A – We currently operate on a ratio of 1 member of staff for every 5 members.
Q - What are the benefits of attending The Robin Centre?
A – At The Robin Centre, we are committed to changing the lives of every single person who attends our day centres. We do this by providing a safe, supportive, fun and friendly environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
We offer a wide range of activities designed for our members to enjoy whilst developing their life skills to help them become more independent.
Q - What is the Driving Up Quality Initiative?
A – This is a voluntary initiative to ensure we provide a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well lead facility which goes beyond the minimum standard. We have volunteered for this initiative because we want to change people’s lives and this initiative helps us to achieve this aim.
Q - How has coronavirus impacted our centre?
After being forced to close for several months, we were the first adult day care centre in Middlesbrough to reopen after lockdown.
This was largely due to the wonderful effort of our team. We reorganised the layout of the centre, and have continued to adapt activities, storage, and use of learning materials to adhere to social distancing and government regulations.
Q - What sort of activities are available?
Once someone becomes a regular visitor to The Robin Centre, they will soon be taking part in an abundant range of different activities.
As we go along, we like to keep a scrapbook for every member of the centre, recording what has been achieved and learned, and add to it with every visit…
Literacy & Numeracy
Arts & Crafts
Talks from the community
Did You Know?
We deliver activities for boosting Life and Vocational Skills
While always fun, our activities are also always purposeful. We aim to boost everyday life skills, and develop vocational skills too, amongst all of our members.
We have distinct zones for different activities
The Robin Centre has five different zones, each one providing a different kind of environment for learning and socialising.
Funding For the Robin Centre
Funding is usually available for members by contacting Middlesbrough County Council, who will liaise with us in turn.
All member's receive a scrapbook, which they update daily, to record their unique journey of learning and achievement.
Safety during the Coronavirus Virus
The centre has been completely reorganised to ensure social distancing for our members and staff. We were the first day centre in Middlesbrough to reopen after England's first national lockdown.
Age Range & Abilities
There is no specific age range for The Robin Centre, we aim to change member’s lives no matter how old they are.
We currently have people aged 18 to 47 years old and welcome adults with varying needs and abilities.
We have a history of being able to provide excellent care for individuals who, for whatever reason, have unfortunately not found other day centres right for their needs.