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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.

Support for older people in Edinburgh

We deliver support to people in their own home, to help them live the life they want. Some of the older people we support experience dementia, mental health issues, learning disabilities and other support needs. The service is tailored support to meet these needs and is delivered in a person centred way.

At a glance

- 7am -11pm support for people living in their own homes
- Overnight on call assistance, if needed
- Experienced and dedicated team
- Longstanding and established role in the local community
- Extensive network of community partnerships and links
- Visiting service available to people under 55 who live in their own homes.

Our qualified and experienced support staff include a service manager, support workers and seniore support workers. The team is focussed on making sure every individual receives a service that's matched to what they need and want.

We support older people by helping them stay independent. We do this through group and 1-2-1 activities designed to promote social inclusion and maintain life skills. Activities include:

- Budgeting and shopping
- Keeping safe and well
- Building and keeping relationships
- Communicating with others
- Support with medication and treatment.

Everyone is in control of their support arrangements. We encourage everyone to participate and drive improvements through their influence and involvement.

We're registered with the independent regulator The Care Inspectorate who make regular inspections. We continuously monitor and evaluate our performance to ensure that our standards remain at the highest possible level. We're always learning and improving the way we deliver our services for the benefit of the people we support.
65+, 55 - 59, 60 - 64
Days and Times
Monday 7am - 11pm
Tuesday 7am - 11pm
Wednesday 7am - 11pm
Thursday 7am - 11pm
Friday 7am - 11pm
Saturday 7am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 11pm
16 Terrars Croft, St Leonards

South East 
Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 662 9069
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 30 May 2017