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Registered Charity No. 272688 Company No. 1288177

The Centre In The Park is pleased to acknowledge with thanks the continued support of DBC and HCC.

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This nationally recognised award offers both users and funders/commissioners external verification of the quality and credibility of an organisation.

The Centre in the Park is a haven for the elderly, but has  another very special role to play. Many residents of the borough are full time carers who find even the simplest of jobs can be very difficult when you are caring for someone 24/7. That is where our day care for elderly centre users can help to provide some respite.


The Centre offers invaluable respite to carers, to help them catch up with everyday jobs, and others things that can be very stressful when you have the person you care for to look after as well. By providing day care for elderly and older people in Hemel Hempstead and the Dacorum area it also gives them some very precious respite time to themselves, while knowing that their loved one is being cared for.



"My wife drops me down in the car park,and I just push myself up here. I mean it's the only bit of respite there is. You do not marry someone to be a nurse, you marry your wife to be with.  I think it's a mistake that carers are taken for granted. Yes she looks after me. She needs that break - completely!"

Chris - Centre user


Respite Care - Day care for elderly and older people

in Dacorum