Healthcare and Community Services in Kendal Cumbria

Community Centres in Kendal, Cumbria

Castle Street Community Centre is based right in the heart of Kendal Town Centre with facilities for hire and with a diverse list of groups and clubs attending the centre there is a great deal on offer all in one location. It has a number of activities available from learning a new language to Yoga or the U3A group. 

Beck Community Centre is situated in the South East of Kendal. It serves a community of approximately 6000 residents on the Heron Hill, Valley Drive and Kendal Parks housing estates. The centre is well used by regular groups including bowling and a friendly group for older people. 

Kendal Day Care Services

Horticare is a community-based day service for adults with learning disabilities. Through social and therapeutic horticulture, service users can develop skills such as responsibility, independence, and social inclusion. Horticare provides a range of activities including landscape maintenance, plant nursery production, special interest and educational courses, IT training, health and safety skills, and social outings. Horticare is open year-round for plant sales and available for garden maintenance work.

Daybreak is a daytime support service for people with severe, long, and enduring mental ill health in Kendal. It offers a friendly and supportive environment where users can benefit from peer group support, social interaction, practical help and guidance, and functional activities. Activities offered at Daybreak include swimming, snooker, walking, picnics, quizzes, crafts, bus trips to other towns, Christmas shopping, and county show, and people can also receive help and advice from support staff.

Older Adults Day Centres 

Kendal Day Centre, Dowkers Lane, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6JP 

Telephone: 01539 713093

Kendal Older Adults Day Service offers an opportunity for older people to attend a warm and welcoming centre designed to provide personalised care and support tailored to individual users' 

The service aims to improve the quality of life for individuals attending by building new friendships and by giving the opportunity for people to get extra support with some daily tasks such as assisted bathing and hairdressing. Nutritious hot meals are provided, and snacks are available throughout the day. Activities are designed to support people to maintain their independence, encourage self-help skills, and help people to remain within their own homes for longer. Staff aim to support meaningful and engaging activities with other users to reduce loneliness and social isolation. 

Pharmacy Services in Kendal 

Wells Pharmacy, 2 Maude St, Kendal, LA9 4QD

Asda Pharmacy, Burton Road LA97JA

Well Pharmacy, Helme Chase Surgery, Burton Rd, LA9 7HR

Gillingate Pharmacy, Captain French Surgery, Gillinigate, LA9 4JE

Dental Services in Kendal 

Some of these practices may have specific areas of expertise, so it is worth checking with the individual practice for more information on their services:

Sandes Avenue Dental Practice, 5 Sandes Ave, Kendal LA9 4LL

Bupa Dental Care, 59A Stramongate, Kendal, LA9 4BH

Crossbank Dental Care, 10 Captain French Lane, LA9 4HP

Kendal Dental Access Centre, Westmorland General, LA9 7 RG

Mental Health Services in Kendal 

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT): This is a national program that provides psychological therapies for common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. There are several IAPT services available in Cumbria, including one in Penrith

Samaritans is a charity that provides emotional support to people who are struggling to cope, including those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts. They offer a 24-hour helpline, email support, and face-to-face support in some locations

MindLine Cumbria: This is a telephone support service run by the charity Mind. They offer emotional support and information to people who are experiencing mental health difficulties

Social Activities for Older and Disabled People in Kendal 


Age UK offers a range of social events and activities for older people in Kendal and the surrounding area. These include exercise classes, social clubs, and lunch clubs

Kendal Leisure Centre offers a range of activities for over 55’s including games sessions and walking football. 

In-Home Care Services in Kendal

Eden Country Care offers a range of in-home services to older and disabled people in Kendal. If you or a loved one are finding it difficult to manage certain tasks or need support to attend appointments or activities then you might want to consider arranging in-home care and support. To find out more information contact our Care Manager, Colette Russell who will explain the range of options available to you. 

Tel: 07889 706 852