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The Base - A day centre for young people (16-25) and adults (19+) with learning disabilities.


The Base is a day centre for young people and adults with learning disabilities offering ...

  • daytime support to service users

  • daytime respite for families

  • a varied timetable of activities within our spacious, easily accessible building.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Tracey Houldsworth/Lyndsey Walsh
Contact Position
01254 883 392
01254 885 016

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Where to go

The Base
The Base
Queen Street
Great Harwood
Great Harwood

The Base is a large day centre with a light and airy main hall, wheelchair friendly access and excellent facilities. 

We have a number of on-site activities people can access - games cupboards, PC, WII, Playstation, Basketball, Pool, Air Hockey, TV and DVD player, arts & crafts cupboard and a enclosed garden. 

We have a disabled friendly toilet facilities including a shower and changing bed and a kitchen where we can prepare refreshments and provide learning opportunities to service users.

Other Details


Please ring 01254 883 392 for a full timetable which includes all of our costs. Costings are fully personalised depending on your needs and the activities which you want to access. For those coming with their own support, you would just pay a fee for the activity on a pay-as-you-go basis. For those wishing to access our support, your package would include - an hourly rate for support based on your assessed needs: 1. a charge for individual activities 2. a cost for any meals you have (or you can bring your own packed lunch) 3. Alternatively, we can offer a daily rate inclusive of support (on a 6:1 basis), all activities and meals.


Referral required
Referral Details

People who have Direct Payments or who are self-funding can self-refer.

Call 01254 883 392 to make enquiries and organise a visit. We can go through the placement process with you and work in conjunction with any professionals you have allocated to you.

If you would rather, pass on our details to your Social Worker, Transitions Worker or Community Nurse and have them contact us directly by email -

People who have yet to agree a personnal budget or have a Social Worker allocated - we can support you to go through the process and signpost you to the appropriate people. 

Other notes

We accept Direct Payments/Personal Budgets, self-funding or Social Service placements.

We can support you to apply for funding to cover the costs to attend, if applicable.

This service is part of the Local Offer

Local Offer


We can provide flexible support packages to adults and young people with all types of learning disabilities, tailored to suit YOU.

Packages can be offered ...

  • from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday by prior arrangement

  • from 10am-3pm on Saturdays for young people (16-25) - our Saturday Social starts July 2019

  • from half a day to 5 (or 6) days per week

  • year round, including college holidays or for ad-hoc sessions

  • on a 1:1, 2:1 or 6:1 basis depending upon your assessed support needs - providing you with person centred care

  • Made up of onsite activities and/or community based amenities such as the gym, library, swimming, shopping etc

We can work with your Social Worker, Transitions Worker or Community Nurse to agree placement funding or can accept Direct Payments (Personal Budgets) or self-funding.

Our activities are specifically tailored to meet a wide range of abilities and are designed to be stimulating and fun. 

We offer a wide range of activities including Arts & Crafts, Line Dancing, Drama, Music Therapy, Fitness, Zumba and Social Clubs (including Bingo, Board Games, Pool etc). All the Drama, Dance, Keep Fit, Music and Learning sessions are delivered by specialised and experienced tutors.

We actively promote life skills through our Lifelong Learning sessions, kitchen skills sessions and day-to-day running of The Base.

From July 2019 we will also be offering the ASDAN programmes of learning for those people who wish to develop their skills in different areas and receive accreditation for their progress.

We also have regular one off events throughout the year including themed discos, trips, fundraisers and Christmas events.

The Base is different to a lot of day centres in the area because even if you don't want to commission our support services, you are welcome to drop into the Pay as You Go activities with your own support (PA, Support Worker or unpaid carer).

The Base provides a safe environment with a range of fun activities for you to try and somewhere you can make new friends and learn new things.

People are welcome to come just for individual sessions or stay the whole day, joining us for lunch or bringing your own packed lunch.

If you want to try something new with your own support, feel free to drop in for a free taster session.

Contact Name
Lyndsey or Aliya
Contact Telephone
01254 964968
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Parents & carers
19-25 years
16-19 years