A DROP-IN centre could be set up for the elderly in the near future, if there is enough demand, it has been revealed.
The service, which will be run by volunteers, has been discussed at length by the Uttoxeter Community Action Group as a possibility, and now they are looking at how much demand there is likely to be for a Saturday morning group.
John Titlow, a UCAG member, said: "We've had on-going talks for some time about what should be on offer.
"We came to the conclusion that Saturdays would be the best day, as often those who lack social contact experience the loneliest time of the week at the weekends.
"We need to find out if there is a real demand.
"Now we are trying to sort out transport for those people with mobility issues and find out more about what funding would be available to us."
Gerry Lathan, UCAG member said: "There are currently three lunches a week in Uttoxeter, so we are visualising this Saturday group as more of a laid back, social event and we may call it 'Saturday Sausages'.
"We would keep it simple, and it would be less of a three-course meal kind of event, and more of a place for people to play games together if they want to, and it would very much be a place for socialising.
"Now we need to find out what the requirements are for the group, and what people in the community want out of a drop-in centre.
"We would also need volunteers willing to give their time for a few hours on a Saturday, which may prove more difficult than if it were in the week."
The suggestions come after the Steeple View Day Centre, which catered for elderly people and adults with disabilities, closed earlier this year, leaving the action group 'extremely disappointed' in the county council's decision.