What our service offers

Our community bathing service provides a safe and private space for people to have assistance with taking a bath. The service is available for older people and vulnerable people who find it difficult to wash themselves at home.

Relaxing bathing experience

Our service users can enjoy a relaxing bath with the assistance of our trained volunteers who ensure dignity and modesty at all times. They can also tailor the service to a service user’s individual needs.

Service users usually spend between 30-45 minutes in the bath. They can also have their nails cut and their hair styled. Our volunteers can also support them with some light exercise.

All of our bathing units are equipped with bath hoists to assist and support service users in and out of the bathing suite.

Social activities

After their bath, service users have the opportunity to socialise with others over a cup of coffee and a biscuit.

There are also local social activities for service users to get involved in. For example, sight-seeing trips.

Where are these services available

Our bathing services are available in:

• Basingstoke
• Gosport
• Havant
• Lymington

Our bathing service units are open: Tuesdays-Fridays 9am-12:30pm

Contact us

If you know someone in one of these areas that could benefit from our bathing service, please email bathingservice@sja.org.uk.

Volunteer for the community bathing service

We’re looking for caring and compassionate volunteers to join our community bathing services. You’d be supporting people with their personal care needs at one of our bathing units. You’ll also be providing them with the opportunity to socialise with others to help battle loneliness and isolation.

We’ll provide you with all the training you need for the role, and support you to develop your skills.

Get involved

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering with our community bathing service, please email bathingservice@sja.org.uk.