The Otium Centre is a locally owned and fully independent organisation that offers a direct personal service to each of its Members. The Centre is built on one level and therefore all rooms are fully accessible, as is the garden area at the rear.
The service we give to our Members starts with them as individuals and takes into account their strengths, needs, wants and aspirations. Each Member is a valued and active member of our community.
When you enter The Otium Centre, you arrive in the Main Hall which is the hub of the building and has a small performance stage area as well as an interactive Promethean board which is used for entertainment and learning. Other areas of the building include a diner-style eating area, an art & craft room, a media room and a life-skills room. Beyond these you'll find a quiet sensory room which includes a trampoline for rebound therapy and a hydrotherapy room with hot tub. These latter rooms both have overhead tracking. We also have another large room which is a great party space - The Nook - in which we have a DJ stand, mini-kitchen and games area.
We can support Members who have complex needs and those using communication aids. Our staff have enhanced DBS checks and are professional, polite and respectful at all times. Health and safety is paramount in our Centre and all staff here adhere to company policy and procedures and fully understand their roles and responsibilities in relation to working with vulnerable adults.
Prior to starting with us, new Members attend at least one complimentary assessment day. This is to help get a feel of the place and to meet everyone. It helps us identify and talk about specific preferences and needs so that a care package can be especially tailored to each Member.
Some of the facilities and activities you can expect at The Otium Centre are:
IT, media and communication skills - improve your skills on laptop or tablet - ideal for budding writers, journalists, and for creative design.
We open Monday to Friday 9am until 4pm.
We provide breakfast, a two-course lunch and we can cater for most dietary requirements.
We are able to provide a variety of care packages to suit your needs and budget, which are set out below:
Standard Day Package:
This is from 9am until 4pm. Complimentary soft drinks and fresh fruit are also provided throughout the day and you have full access to all activities that are happening on that day.
Enhanced Day Package:
This is Standard Day Package but with full-time 1:1 support staff provided through The Otium Centre. The fee will reflect the care level required. (Note: special terms and conditions will apply - please contact us for details)
Your personal diary can be accessed using the secure link
we have set up for you.
Your diary will be available for update regularly by yourself or with help from the Otium staff as a momento of what you have been doing, what activities you have particularly enjoyed, achievements or skills developed, food and drink enjoyed or any other things you might want to record.
In this way, if you so wish, you can keep your family and friends informed about your time with us and what you get up to each day at The Otium Centre.
Please contact The Otium Centre for package pricing, appointments, assessment days and any further information you may need.
We look forward to meeting you!