The Bowersdale Centre
The Bowersdale Centre is a community centre for Sefton residents living with
Mental Health Problems and/or Learning Difficulties.
WHAT WE DO
The Bowersdale Resource Centre is a Day Centre owned and run by Expect Ltd.
The Centre is run for Sefton residents living primarily with complex Mental health problems but also provides services for people with a dual diagnosis or at a small charge people living with a learning disability.
The majority of the Centre’s funding comes from Sefton the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), as such for those with a complex mental health issue the service is free, for those living with a learning disability a sessional fee allows people to access all the facilities of the Centre without additional charge.
People are able to access the service via a referral from a mental health professional, GP, social worker. Referrals can be obtained directly from the Centre or on request via email or telephone call.
The Centre provides friendly and respectful support to people with mental health problems and/or learning disabilities in a non-clinical setting.
The Centre offers a wide range of structured activities which focus on skill building to maximise independence. Service Users attending the Centre can access all activities without additional cost and there is no limit to how many they can attend. Activities are run every day from 12pm and range from Learning to cook, afternoon games, arts and crafts to drama, song writing and strolling group. Our activity programme runs on a quarterly basis which allows us to adapt and re shape the programme based on Service User needs, what they would like to do and achieve. The Centre also offers Service Users the opportunity to access our sensory room & laundry facilities free of charge.
We also facilitate access to a variety of training and education opportunities by working in partnership with Cambridge Road Adult Learning Centre who attend the Centre to deliver sessions. We have recently provided to opportunities to attend such sessions as first aid training, defibrillator training as well as food safety, maths and English. We also deliver health related sessions on a quarterly basis focusing on health issues that Service Users may be facing. This has included a session delivered by bowel screening nurses from Aintree hospital, diabetes nurses from Litherland and “Smoke Free Sefton” workers
The Centre endeavours to work in full partnership with local community.