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Day Centres

Information

   
The purpose of the day centre service is to help prevent social isolation and the feeling of loneliness, and to reduce the social interaction difficulties which older persons tend to encounter. It also aims to motivate the elderly by encouraging them to participate in the planning of day centre activities. by enabling older persons and persons with disabilities to remain as independent and socially integrated as possible it also provides respite for their relatives and carers.
 

Procedure

The person who fulfils the eligibility criteria to benefit from this service must fill in the prescribed application form and consent form, which can also be obtained from the local councils, from the day centres themselves, from The Elderly & Community Care Department, Centru Servizz Anzjan or it can be sent to the applicant by post.

  

Eligibility

Persons over 60 years old may apply, but other cases may be considered on their own merits priority is given to those elderly persons who are living alone, are not engaged in any social activities and who could be at risk when spending long hours on their own.

 

Required Documents

Social report drawn up by the social work unit or medical certificate. This is only needed if the person is under 60 and considered to be a social or special case.

 

Fees/Charges

A person attending the day centre is required to pay a nominal fee, which ranges from Eur 2.33 to Eur 5.82, a month depending on how many times s/he attends the centre. 

 

Back Office Process

The application form and statement of consent are sent to the respective day centre. The Officer in charge of the day centre concerned will phone the applicant within a week of submission of the application. No assessment process is carried out. All day centres are monitored continuously. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Question:    How often can I come to the day centre?
Answer:      The frequency to attend the day centre depends on the capacity of the particular day centre. Also priority is given to those members living alone or who are at risk.
 
Question:    Does the day centre offer transport?
Answer:      Unfortunately, this depends on the availability of each day centre. It is best to contact the particular day centre you wish to attend and check with them.  
 
Question:    What type of activities are organised at the day centre?
Answer:      The main activities that are organised in each of the twenty Day Centres in Malta include the service of physiotherapy sessions, Occupational therapy, podologist, creative, social, physical, educational activities and dancing lessons. These activities are complemented by educational talks on topics of particular relevance to older adults. Guest speakers are invited to deliver lectures about health issues, home safety, welfare services, etc.  In addition, outdoor activities are also organized once a month. Day centres also promote intergenerational activities by inviting students to share experiences with older adults
 

List of Government Day Centres

 
Żejtun
Address:
Triq San Tumas           Żejtun.  ŻTN 4023​
​Contact:
​2180 5847
Ħamrun
Address:
Triq Villambrosa      Ħamrun.   ĦMR 1123​
​Contact:
2122 1675​
Dingli
​Address:
Triq il-Parroċċa
Dingli. DGL 1032​
​Contact
2145 3479​
Qormi
​Address:
390, Kunsill Lokali
Triq il-Vitorja
Qormi. QRM 2504
​Contact:
2144 0995​
Sliema
​Address:
119, Triq Santa Maria
Sliema. SLM 1107​
​Contact:
2134 5650​
Żurrieq
​Address:
Triq l-Imqabba
Żurrieq. ŻRQ 1079​
​Contact:
​2164 0237
Mtarfa
​Address:
Tri q l-Anzjani
Mtarfa. MTF 1510​
​Contact:
2145 3771​
Birkirkara
​Address:
Ċentru Ċiviku
Triq Tumas Fenech
Birkirkara. BKR 2526
​Contact:
2148 2328​
Bormla
Address:
Pjazza Santa Margherita,
Bormla. BML 1201​
​Contact:
​2166 4777
Luqa
​Address:
Triq i l-Ġdida
Luqa. LQA 1558​
​Contact:
2167 8132​
San Pawl il-Baħar
​Address:
C/O Kunsill Lokali
Triq San Pawl
San Pawl il-Baħar. SPB 3411
​Contact:
2158 4746​
Birżebbugia
​Address:
Triq Birżebbuġia
Birżebbuġia​. BBĠ 1507
​Contact:
2165 8608​
Mosta
​Address:
Triq il-Kurat Schembri
Mosta. MST 1175​
​Contact:
21418197​
St Venera
 
Address:
53, Triq il-Karmelitani
Santa Venera. SVR 1725​
Contact:
2147 2111​
Naxxar
Address:
Ċentru Ċiviku
Vjal il-21 ta' Settembru
Naxxar. NXR 1018​
Contact:
2142 4447​
Safi
​Address:
Dar il-Kunsill
Triq l-Iskola
Safi. SFI 1404​
​Contact:
2164 7057​
Mellieħa
Addresss:
Triq il-Wied
Mellieħa. MLĦ 1252​
​Contact:
2152 4245​
Msida
​Address:
Kunsill Lokali
Msida. MSD 9090​
​Contact:
2132 4451​
Siġġiewi
​Address:
Ċentru Ċiviku
18, Pjazza San Nikola
Siġġiewi
​Contact:
​2146 0715
Kirkop
​Address:
C/O Kunsill Lokali
31, Triq San Benedittu
Kirkop. KKP 1243​
​Contact:
2164 0948​
Mġarr
​Address:
C/O Kunsill Lokali
22, Triq Sir Harry Luke
Mġarr. MĠR 1501​
​Contact:
2157 1424​

 

 

How to Contact Us

You can contact us by:

  • Coming personally to our office
  • Contacting us via telephone or fax
  • Writing to us

 

Department for the Elderly and Community Care
Centru Servizz Anzjan
3, Old Mint Street,
Valletta

 

 

Telephone: 2557 5000/2557 5101
Fax: 2557 5200
E-mail: ecsd@gov.mt

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