Highview Day Centre

Tel: 01442 233822
Cherry Orchard, Gadebridge, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 3SD

Highview Day Centre

Your Care in Our Hands

Situated in the residential area of Gadebridge in Hemel Hempstead, Highview Day Centre is a purpose built day centre attached to Highview Lodge care home. We are proud to support and care for clients based on their individual needs, catering for older people, including those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or who are experiencing social isolation.

Highview Day Centre is open seven days a week 9.00am – 3.30pm, and has a large dining area and three activity rooms, including a relaxation and sensory room. In addition, we also have a large garden with a shed, greenhouse, vegetable patch and flower beds for the clients to enjoy.

Aims and Objectives

     To provide the support needed to clients, and their carers, to enable them to remain living in their homes

     To create an environment where people with specific needs can be assisted to improve their quality of life

     To create a community amongst the clients who use the day centre

     To provide a wide array of activities

     To seek out relevant ways to integrate clients into the wider community


At Highview, our activities are designed to fulfil the needs of every client, be they intellectual, spiritual, creative or cultural. As a result there is a wide range of activities on offer, including; 

     Gentle exercise, e.g. Gardening, ball games, floor games, golf, skittles, indoor bowls

     Cookery, Hairdressing, manicures

     Group discussions

     Themed events

     Newspapers & Quizzes

     Monthly church service, Gospel singing, Hymn singing

     Hand massages and sensory sessions

     Arts & Crafts


As well as having a cup of a tea and a chat, our day centre offers meals to those who attend. Our catering team prepares meals from fresh produce to ensure that all those in our care receive a nutritious and balanced diet, and special dietary needs can be catered for. We like to involve our clients throughout the year in assisting with menu changes. Sometimes the meals may reflect a theme or activity for variety.

Health and Personal Services

Whilst you are here, we can also arrange for a visit from a chiropodist and/or an optician for very reasonable prices. For a small fee we also provide a Bathing Service. 

The Day Centre also has hair dressing services, so should you wish to have your hair done please arrange this in advance with the hairdressers.


All of our staff undertake cultural training and development; with a particular focus on the needs of people living with dementia.

Admissions Policy

Highview Day Centre seeks to be open and available to all of the local community. We accept referrals from private individuals and Adult Care Services. Please Contact us for further discussion and to arrange a tour of our facilities. 

ACS will assess your transport needs under the Assisted Transport Policy and you may be entitled to a service from HCS Transport but not all people will have transport provided based on the assessment.  If, however, you are self-funding your visits to the day centre, you will need to make private transport arrangements to pick you up to and from the day centre.

Tea Room

On Wednesday 8th February Highview Lodge in Hemel Hempstead became the latest home to open a Life Café, yet another exciting Life event that is aiming to make a real difference for the residents of our homes.

Already we are noticing a difference in the well being of those living with dementia at Highview Lodge as the Life Café is an oasis of calm or a sea of activity, a place to meet friends and family. Tracey Axten and Amy Dragon made the Life café a reality through their hard work and imagination! This café is for all of those living at Highview Lodge to go out for the day without leaving the building!

  • Life Cafe at Highview Lodge, Hemel Hempstead
  • Pauline waiting for customers
  • Pauline Clarke Manager
  • Service
  • Tracey Axten Deputy Manager and Life Champion
  • Three generations enjoy the life cafe
  • Amy Dragon Life Coordinator
  • More beauties
  • All for tea

What our clients have to say about us


My nan used to love coming to the centre on a Monday and Friday, the transport was great and the only thing that wasn't as good as hers was the food (but then nan was fussy!) I only live around the corner and used to see nan go by on the bus. All the staff and manager are very friendly and kind, so thank you xxx

T H (Grandaughter of Resident)

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Cherry Orchard, Gadebridge
Hemel Hempstead

Home Telephone
01442 233822

Home Fax
01442 239154

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Pauline Clarke

Pauline Clarke

Home Manager, Highview Day Centre

After working as a chemist dispenser for 12 years, Pauline welcomed the opportunity to manage a 10 bedroomed respite unit at Highview Lodge. Pauline then progressed to her current role, managing a successful Day Centre, now for over 10 years. Her role as Manager at Highview Day Centre is to ensure the service satisfaction, safety and wellbeing of the clients and staff in her care. We offer a range of day care options and look forward to welcoming you to the centre soon.