The Marcus Garvey Centre, in Lenton, primarily caters for the needs of older African and Caribbean residents.

About the Marcus Garvey Centre

The Marcus Garvey Day Centre primarily caters for the needs of older African and Caribbean citizens with:

  • Dementia,
  • Physical, sensory
  • Or mental health disabilities

All the staff at the Centre are from an African-Caribbean background and are fully trained and skilled in caring for the elderly.

During your first few weeks at the Marcus Garvey Day Centre, we will work closely with you to assess your needs.

We aim to support you to work towards your goals and to help you have as much independence as possible. We will also maintain close links with your carers, and give support and advice where needed. We provide an activity-based service with links to other agencies.

We can put you in touch with other organisations that can help you. You are assigned a Keyworker, who will ensure that you get the most out of your attendance at the Marcus Garvey Day Centre. If you have any problems or issues, please speak to your Keyworker.

How the Marcus Garvey Centre can benefit you

The Centre aims to develop, maintain and prevent the loss of a person's independence by helping people to rebuild their confidence, socialising and an overall improvement in their quality of life.

At the Marcus Garvey Centre, our services are built around you. Everything from meals and transport to activities and leisure time is tailored to provide you with quality of care and enjoyable experience.

Activities: We offer interesting and varied activities including chair-based exercise, day trips and indoor activities including arts and crafts, puzzles, quizzes, storytelling and dancing. People with dementia are looked after in our Alzheimer's group and staff carry out reminiscence and memory work, and activities designed to stimulate and encourage them.

As our care is person-centred, we try to accommodate for requests made by citizens, for example, suggestions made regarding activities which they would like to take part in.

Transport: We can facilitate transport to and from the centre, for which there is a charge. There is car parking available for visitors to the centre.

Meals: You can have authentic Caribbean meals at the Day Centre. We cater for most dietary needs, and all our meals are reasonably priced.

Personal care: We provide personal care to those who require it, respectfully. All our staff are fully trained in this area of care.

Representative groups: The Marcus Garvey Day Centre has members' representative groups which meet regularly to discuss and input on issues in the centre
and in the community as well.


"I enjoy meeting my friends and new people. I also enjoy the meals and if I did not come out to the Day Centre I will be very lonely and depressed. My old neighbours have all gone. Staff are friendly and helpful."

"I love the friendliness of all other people who attend and the staff team."

"Marcus Garvey Day Centre is a place for me to go out of the house to take part in activities, keep myself active and also provides break to my family who look after me."

"Coming to Marcus Garvey Day Centre stops the loneliness."

How to find us

The Marcus Garvey Centre is easily accessible by public transport. To access the centre please catch Nottingham City Transport Number 34/35/36/37 or Trent Barton Indigo or i4, or 18 and 21 or Y 36 bus.

Contact Marcus Garvey Centre in Lenton

Contact Us

Marcus Garvey Centre
Lenton Boulevard

Tel: 0115 979 2906

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