Community Pastimes is for people who want to have one to one support to carry out activities in the community or at home.  These activities could be going shopping, attending leisure facilities, the cinema or museums.  We go to tea dances or out for lunch or to the seaside.  We also help people visit family or friends.

Activities at home through Community Pastimes include pursuing hobbies, board games, carrying out craft activities and listening to music.  We can also prepare snacks and provide personal care at home if it is needed.

The service is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year and the sessions are set on individual needs.

If the person is assessed as being entitled to local authority financial support then the service can be paid for through an individual budget or Direct Payment. 

If not then the service can be purchased privately at a day rate of £14.18 per hour.  

We provide 2 miles travel for each hour of service paid for, for example a 3 hour call will include 6 miles travel. Additional miles are charged at 45p per mile.

For more information please contact Minerva House Care Services, Horden. Tel: 0191 518 0872.

Hospital of God at Greatham is a registered company. Registered in England and Wales. Company No: 06533385. Registered Office: The Estate Office, Greatham, Hartlepool, TS25 2HS. 

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