Our Dementia Day Care Service
supports people who are living with dementia. Our person-centred service helps reduce social isolation and stigma of the person living with dementia while providing respite for carers.
This vital break can promote independent living and sustain families in their community for longer.
Each week, we welcome up to 70 clients, with 3,500 places available every year.
During their day, clients enjoy art classes, iPad sessions, appropriate fitness and reminiscence activities, music, dance and tasty, nutritious, homemade lunch prepared by our chef and associate nutritionist.
These group activities foster friendships, as well as keeping client’s minds and bodies active.
The aim of the service is to support people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible by
- Reducing social isolation
- Promoting independence
- Helping to provide a structure to their week
- Providing regular respite for carers and enabling them to carry out their role for longer
Referrals are received through Social Care Direct Tel: 0131 200-2324
Funding: Eric Liddell Day Care Service is partly funded by City of Edinburgh Council Health and Social Care department.
Other means of funding comes from charitable trusts, companies, and the general public. If you would like to help please see our fundraising page.
The service is registered with the Care Inspectorate since 2007 and was last inspected in June 2016. You can view the report and find out more information about the service at www.careinspectorate.com.