The Royal Albert Day Centre is our service offering activities for adults aged 65+ with a dementia diagnosis in Portsmouth.

If you’re aged 65 or over, our modern and friendly centre can offer support for both you and your carer, helping you to stay independent, active and well.

Where to find us

Our address is: Royal Albert Day Centre, Brunel Court, Nutfield Place, Portsmouth, PO1 4JB

The centre is open from Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.

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You can also see the view our Facebook page for an insight into our daily activities.

Transport is available for those who are assessed as having high needs. Find out more about having a needs assessment.


We provide the care you need to enjoy your day. This includes a range of pamper and wellbeing sessions to help you look and feel your best.

For example:

  • Specialist dementia care
  • Personal care
  • Bathing facilities

We also provide all attendees with a freshly prepared hot meal.


Our comfortable and well-equipped centre offers a range of activities every day.

Some of the activities we currently offer are:

  • Sing-along sessions and live entertainment
  • Baking sessions
  • Quizzes, crosswords and puzzles
  • Arts, crafts and hobby groups
  • Chair-based exercise
  • Reminiscence groups to share your memories
  • Intergenerational groups
  • Gardening
  • Digital skills.

Some activities will be more suited to you than others. We’re always developing new activities and will work with you to make a plan that best suits your needs.

Get in touch

If you think the Royal Albert Day Centre might be right for you, a friend or a relative, you can make an initial enquiry by contacting the centre by

The service is not free but you may be able to get support to cover some or all of the cost. To find out more, visit our Paying for social care page or contact our adult social care helpdesk on 023 9268 0810 for advice.

Health and care professionals can make a referral by contacting the adult social care help desk on 023 9268 0810.


Our staff are all DBS-checked, and fully trained in:

  • safeguarding
  • moving and handling of people
  • administering medication
  • first aid
  • health and safety
  • GDPR
  • infection control, including PPE and NHS ‘Bare below the elbow’.

Our commitment

At the Royal Albert Day Centre, we’re committed to providing a safe, secure environment, with activities and support to allow older people with a diagnosis of dementia to maintain a valued and rewarding lifestyle.

We believe that a huge part of that support is to:

  1. provide a stimulating, valuing environment
  2. help people achieve their goals in communication, interaction, engagement, physical and mental health.

We strongly believe that to be a ‘centre of excellence’ we must work collaboratively with families, carers and professionals, and continually stretch ourselves in terms of aspirations and interaction.