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Who is Day Care for?

Day Care offers a day out to older people*, who are lonely, isolated or confined to their homes because of disability.

This may be a physical disability - caused for example by a stroke, a mental health problem such as depression or a cognitive impairment like dementia. Day Care also provides informal carers (spouses, family members, friends, neighbours) with regular respite breaks.

*For referral purposes people need to be over 65 years of age.

What is Day Care?

Day Care is offered to a person on one or more days per week on a continuous long-term basis. We have no more than 12 people attending each day and this allows the care and support to be planned especially to meet the needs of each individual person.

Refreshments are provided throughout the day as well as a two course lunch.

The most important aspect of day care is that it allows people to socialise with their peers and activities in day care are planned with this in mind.

People who use the service can take part in a weekly programme of exercises, games, group and individual activities. Outings and other entertainments are arranged throughout the programme. The activities are agreed with the service users through regular group meetings as well as through their individual support plans.  Three paid members of staff, together with three to four volunteers per day provide the care and support to service users as required.

Our Day Care arrangements

We run a specialist Day Care Service for people with a cognitive impairment like dementia as follows:

On Monday and Friday in The Haven for people from the areas of Queensferry, Dalmeny, Kirkliston, Newbridge, Ratho and Ratho Station.

We run Day Care for physically disabled older people as follows:

On Tuesdays in The Haven for people from South Queensferry and Dalmeny.

On Wednesdays in Kirkliston Community Centre for people from Ratho and Ratho Station.

On Thursdays in Kirkliston Community Centre for people from Kirkliston and Newbridge.

How to apply for Day Care

For all our day care groups referrals have to come through the North West Resource and Referral group. This can be done by calling Social Care Direct on the following number 0131-200-2324 whereby you or a family member can make the referral for a day care service. Alternatively your GP, District Nurse, Social Worker or any other health/social care worker can refer you to the service using the above route.  


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