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Community and day centres

We directly manage or support a number of day centres which provide a range of activities and facilities for people living in Hackney. Places at a day centre are usually allocated following an assessment of needs by a one of our staff.

The Council is currently developing its day centre service offer. We are working to develop a brand new, modern day centre for people with the highest and most complex needs by the summer of 2016. We are also working to extend community based day opportunities and access to direct payments to meet other needs.

These services are only available following an assessment of need. This is a discussion with you to find out how best to support you. We will look at your needs and decide whether you are eligible for services including attending one of our day centres. Please note there may be a charge for this service depending on your financial circumstances.

If you would like more information and find out whether you would be eligible for the service, please contact us.

Service providers and partners

Community and day centre services which are either directly run or supported by the Council:

Referrals and accessing the service

For services directly run by us please contact the Information and Assessment Team, using the details on the right (or below if viewing on a mobile). For services supported by Hackney see individual providers and partners details for referrals and access information.

Median Road Resource Centre

Median Road Resource Centre is a Council-run short-term residential resource facility and day centre for older people, renowned for its warm welcome and home-from-home atmosphere.

It comprises four services, which promote independence and provide care based on individual need. Formerly a standard residential home, the service has been developed to meet the increasing need for transitory residential facilities. There are 37 beds grouped into small units staffed by care support workers 24 hours a day.


Intermediate care

Provides up to six weeks intensive rehabilitation for City and Hackney residents age 55 and over

Interim placement

Provides short-term transitional placements for people recently discharged from hospital or to help prevent the person being admitted to hospital for non-medical reasons

Residential respite

Provides a respite break for individuals who require assistance with all aspects of personal care as well as those with some characteristics of cognitive impairment.

Day centre

Runs from the centre on weekdays, providing transport to collect people with cognitive impairment and return them home, along with a safe and supportive environment where users can meet others and take part in a range of activities.

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Page updated on: 5 July 2019

Information and Assessment


Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY

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