Day Support and Activities

We are situated in the beautiful 2 acre Piccadilly Gardens in Scotforth, Lancaster.

We are a charity providing day support for people to partake in a

wide range of activities.


Arts and crafts  Gardening Cooking  Music  Pottery  Walking  Fishing  Sport  Food growing  Greenhouse work Boxing  Dog walking  OR suggest something new to us!!


Piccadilly has been the lead organisation for Person Centred Approaches in Lancashire for many years and we pride ourselves in our ability to provide a unique service tailored to the people we support. Our staff team are fully trained and experienced in supporting people with a diverse range of support needs. We are a Preferred Provider for Lancashire County Council, and an accredited training centre with City and Guilds.


People can come for full days, half days or just a few a few hours a week. Full day 9.00—3.30. 


We provide activities in a real working environment, we have a plant nursery where plants are grown to sell on our shop which is open to the public. We have pine cabins which we use for our arts and crafts, and cookery sessions and we have a woodwork tunnel and mosaic room. We have plenty of open spaces and lovely gardens including a sensory pathway. We also access other community venues for some of our activities. We offer a supportive environment for people to learn new skills, meet new people, socialise, improve confidence, keep fit and have fun!

Cookery and baking


We utilise the produce we grow to make soups, curries and other dishes.We also make biscuits, fudge, pizza, gingerbread, cup cakes and much more.


There is a role for everyone in the preparation and cooking process. We then share what we have made and eat together or take it home for our family or friends.

Arts and Crafts 


We have various arts and crafts sessions through the week, we make a range of items and seasonally theme what we make.
You can see some of what we make on our Crafts page and meet some of our artists and crafters.



We have a beautiful 2 acre site which offers a wide range of gardening activities to suit all abilities. From tending the borders, mowing the lawns, strimming the edges, planting the flower displays, growing veg in the raised beds and allotment area and tending the herb garden. We also have a sensory garden which offers many opportunities as we develop it.

Trips out and about


We go on regular trips out, some are educational and some just for fun.


Tell us where you would like to go and we will try and make it happen!





We go to boxing sessions with Bowerham ABC at The Park Hotel, Lancaster.


Great way to keep fit whilst having fun!



We go to pottery sessions at Halton Mill.


It is a fully equiped workhop that we hire, complete with potters wheel and kiln.



Dog walking


We walk dogs for Wolfwood Animal Rescue.


We collect them in our van and take them to parks or other nice places to walk them, this keeps both the dogs and us fit and healthy.

Our shop 


We have a shop where people come to buy the plants we have grown and the craft items we have made. People enjoy stocking the shop and serving customers, it’s a chance to learn retail skills and meet lots of people. 

Our greenhouses


There is plenty to do all year round in our greenhouses and poly tunnels. We grow plants, veg, herbs and do hanging baskets and containers. We have won awards for the horticultural work we have done

Football and sports


We play football and have our own team in training The Piccadilly Rockets!


We go to Salt Arye to join in with their disability muti sports activities and we go to the driving range to hone our golfing skills.


We have archery and other games on site which are ideal for keeping us fit and having fun.


Outdoor sports are seasonal and weather permitting.





During the summer months we have a fishing group who go out to local tarns, canals and lakes.


This is a weather dependent activity!

How do people access Piccadilly’s Support Service? 


The first thing is to arrange with us to come and have a look round and find out more about what Piccadilly has to offer. It is possible to do a taster session to get a feel for Piccadilly if the person wishes to do so. If the person has a Direct Payment they can make arrangements to start directly with Piccadilly, if they don’t have a direct payment they will need to contact social services customer care or their social worker if they already have one, to arrange for funding to be put in place.



Piccadilly contact details -


Julie Richmond or Stephen Neaves —01524 847685

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Twitter—Piccadilly Lancaster @piccadillylancs


Social services customer care—0300 123 6720 




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