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Directory of local groups/projects who are offering specific support during the current COVID-19 pandemic »

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Organisation Details

Address 257 Colinton Road, Colinton
Post Code EH14 1DW
Locality South West 
Telephone 0131 441 7162
  • Carers
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Health
  • Learning Disability
  • Physical Disability
  • Self Help/Support
  • Social Care
  • Sport/Leisure/Recreation

The Firrhill Centre offers a wide range of services and support for people with disabilities. We have a range of distinct functions/projects - each aimed at a specific client group and/or with a specific function.

Day Support Services

We support a wide range of activities, both in the local community as well as in the centre itself. The emphasis is on inclusion and aiming to enable people to overcome social isolation and home pressures. An increase in confidence and ability aims to enable participation in, and access to opportunities for education, health and fitness, leisure, employment, cultural and other community activities.

Firrhill Short Breaks/Respite Centre

This purpose-built centre offers state of the art facilities for people with disabilities.

The philosophy of Firrhill is to offer service users the opportunity to experience new surroundings and meet new people while at the same time giving families/carers some time on their own. Service users are actively encouraged to make personal choices, establish relationships, maintain and develop independent living skills.



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Adult Day Care 0131 200 2324 More info »
Community Based Groups 0131 200 2324 More info »
Day Respite for People with Physical Disability 0131 200 2324 More info »
Edinburgh Community Stroke Service 0131 200 2324 More info »
Firrhill Short Breaks Service 0131 200 2324 More info »
Futures Project 0131 200 2324 More info »
MS Gateway Project 0131 441 7162 More info »