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Organisation

LifeCare

Details
Dementia Day Care Service

The St Bernard’s Club is a registered day centre which supports older people who have dementia and their Carers. Our St Bernard’s Club offers a safe and friendly place for those who enjoy company, who may feel isolated and alone and want to get out of the house and do something different. We have trained care workers who offer opportunities for you to socialise and have fun through a variety of activities like music, outings, craft activities and special themed events.

The club can accommodate 12 people each day.

We welcome enquiries from ethnic minorities.

WHO ARE WE HERE FOR?

Anyone with dementia, aged 50 plus.

WHAT WILL YOU DO AT ST BERNARD’S?

There are lots of fun activities to interest everyone: like singing, baking, balloon badminton and tai chi are just a few of the things our members love. That, after all, is what extra years of zest is all about; doing things you can still enjoy, however big or small.

Include quizzes, board games, music & movement, reminiscence, craft activities, singing etc. Our garden space is very popular too and great for outdoor recreation activities.

ARE MEALS PROVIDED?

Breakfast - You’ll begin your day having toast, tea and a good old blether with staff and fellow members around our cosy kitchen table.

Lunch - Two tasty and nutritious homemade courses that you can choose on arrival.

Afternoon snack - Before you leave, there’s tea and biscuits or, when the weather merits it, Flake 99’s all round.

HOW DO YOU GET HERE

We can escort you by mini bus, if you live in our catchment of EH3/EH4/EH5. We’ll collect you from your home between 9.15am and 10.15am and take you back between 3pm and 4pm. If you live outside our catchment, please make your own travel arrangements. Alternatively, you can make your own way to us or travel with your carer.g etc.

CATCHMENT AREA

EH3 / EH4 /EH5 - Stockbridge, Comely Bank, New Town, Canonmills, Trinity, Telford, Granton, Blackhall.

CARERS MEETINGS

Relatives/Carers have the choice to attend meetings to discuss care issues relating to their relative, including six monthly reviews,risk assessments or just to pop in for a chat.

HOW DO YOU JOIN

Book privately over 50.

We provide places that are arranged on a private basis for anyone aged 50 plus. Places are easily accessed. No referral is necessary. Or you may wish to access this service using Self Directed Support (SDS), if you are in receipt of Direct Payments.

Or Access a subsidised place.

Places are available to anyone aged 65 plus. While a significant proportion of the cost of the service is subsidised by the City of Edinburgh Council, you would pay a monthly mandatory contribution, set by the City of Edinburgh Council, which is reviewed annually.

SO WHEN CAN YOU START?

We are now accepting self referrals. Please use the form at https://www.lifecare-edinburgh.org.uk/services/dementia-care/st-bernards to contact us directly to make a referral. You can do this if you are a carer, or individual wishing to join. Or it can be arranged by social services, health professionals or families on your behalf.

Contact Social Care Direct on Tel: 0131 200 2324 if you require further information.
Ages
65+, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64
Days and Times
Monday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday
Sunday
Venue
Stockbridge House, 2 Cheyne Street, Stockbridge
EDINBURGH
EH4 1JB

Localities
North East  North West  South East 
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This record was last modified on: 31 July 2018