Why not enjoy a taster day with us. Contact us to make arrangements


01760 724527

Merle Boddy
Day Centre

A warm and friendly Social Day Care Service for people living with mental health problems, including dementia and other disabilities, in Swaffham and the surrounding area

MONDAY 12th JULY at 7.00 pm

The Centre

The Merle Boddy Centre is comfortable and well furnished and has a warm welcoming atmosphere. All of the facilities are accessible to all our members.

Our Garden

We have a small enclosed and secure garden area with seating for our members to enjoy. A perfect place for relaxation and social interaction. Members are also encouraged to take an interest in helping to look after the flowers and shrubs in the area.

Our Staff

We have a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who care for the needs of all our service users. All staff attend ongoing professional development training.

Our Aims

We aim to offer all our members a warm welcome each day, giving support and help, both on a one-to-one basis and as a group by:

  • Providing a safe environment linked closely with and audited by Social Services

  • Organising plenty of stimulating and interesting activities linked to current events

  • Having adequate levels of trained staff in attendance at all times

  • Adoption of person centered approach

  • To enhance quality of life, ensuring the individual needs of members are met where possible to support well being, self esteem, and independence

Our Service

We offer a wide range of services which include the following:

  • A caring, understanding and friendly service where our members are valued as individuals

  • A varied programme of stimulating activities, e.g. arts & crafts, reminiscence sessions, fun cooking, gentle exercise, quizzes, gardening, music, and song

  • Light refreshments on arrival

  • A variety of two course fresh home-style meals cooked daily on the premises by our in-house chef, catering for individual needs. We have received the highest rating for Food Hygiene from the Food Standards Agency

  • Afternoon refreshment

About Us

Swaffham and District Mental Health Association is a limited company by guarantee with charitable status established in 1984, that has served the people of Swaffham and district for over 30 years. It has a voluntary Board of Directors comprised of local people offering a diverse range of professional skills.

Access to the service can be made via Social Services and may qualify for funding through NCC pot Contracts. Members can also access the service by self referral private payment.

The Day Services Manager would be pleased to help with any queries you may have.

We welcome new volunteers to help with this valuable service to the local community.

How to Find Us

The Merle Boddy Centre
Station Yard
PE37 7JE


Opening Times:
Monday to Friday 9:30am to 2:30pm

Operated by

Swaffham & District Mental Health Association
Registered Charity 1050124
Company Limited by Guarantee 2956667 ref. 1014

The Merle Boddy Centre
Station Yard
PE37 7JE

Arrange a taster day at the Merle Boddy Centre on any day. Just call 01760 724527 to make arrangements with the Manager