Shropshire Council

Daycare services

We provide a high standard of day care for older people and adults with a
learning disability (Friars). Independence is promoted, and dignity and privacy is respected. Our services have been running in Ludlow for over 25 years. Personal care and support is provided by qualified and experienced staff, and on an individual basis in a welcoming and sociable environment. We provide a flexible approach to both the service user and the carer's needs.

Carers are able to take a well-earned break, knowing that their partner, family member or friend is being well looked after. Transport can be arranged in some instances with our dedicated driver and wheelchair-accessible minibus.

We currently have vacancies Monday to Friday. Service users can attend a whole day (9am - 4pm) or for half a day. If attending for half a day service users will need to provide own transport in most cases.


Our current day rate is set between £52.43 and £57.64, plus a two-course
lunch for £3.50. We can also offer a half-day placement. The rate for this is set between £26.22 and £28.82, either morning or afternoon. This includes lunchtime support (lunch £3.50 for a two-course meal) and activities. For example you could come at 12.30pm, have lunch and bingo in the afternoon and home from 3:30pm onwards. All tea and coffee is included in the day-care price.


Transport can be provided in some instances from the local area. Charges are:

  • Five-mile radius (up to 10 miles per day) £4.69
  • Ten-mile radius (up to 20 miles per day) £7.04
  • Over ten miles (over 20 miles a day) £9.38

Bathing and laundry service

The centre has facilities for bathing in the parker bath with its optional whirlpool experience! This is £26.22 if booked on its own (but included within the full day rate). A laundry service is also available at £3.80 per load.