The Rainbow Centre opens a new service in Marchwiel

New service provides support for clients and their families.

The Rainbow Centre is pleased to announce the opening of a second day opportunities service to meet the needs of clients and support their families. The new service is based out of Marchwiel Village Hall and offers a range of services to clients on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week.

Whether people are looking for a social hub to make new friends or looking for some structure and assistance, a day opportunities service can provide meaningful social contact in a safe and secure environment.

Operation Manager Geraldine Vaughan says “We are thrilled to be able to offer the same great service in a second location based in Marchwiel. The current restrictions due to Covid 19 means that we are only able to meet the needs of a limited number of clients at the Rainbow Centre in Penley. The safety of our clients, staff and volunteers remains our highest priority but we are very aware that loneliness has increased due to the pandemic.

A second site allows us to support our clients and give them a safe and friendly environment to socialise and we would like to thank Wrexham council commissioners for supporting us financially in this venture. Their recognition of the value in our service as we support people with dementia and their families during the crisis, helps us make a difference to people’s lives.

The Rainbow Centre – whether it is in Penley or Marchwiel – is a wonderful place to make new friends, learn new skills and enjoy a hot meal. We can even help you get to us using our accessible Rainbow Centre minibus.”

The Rainbow Centre has recently won the Social Care Wales accolade for their work in dementia care.

For more information or an informal chat please contact ​Lisa White on 01948 830730.

About the Rainbow Centre

The Rainbow Centre has been tackling loneliness and isolation whilst promoting good health and wellbeing for 25 years. Our mission is to help older people to regain their sense of worth, and to provide access to support, services and facilities that can empower people of all ages to retain as much independence as possible. The Centre is a hub of activity providing day opportunities, community classes, community transport, and much more. The Rainbow Centre also provides Social Prescribing services in GP surgeries across Wrexham alongside Community Outreach support.