Introducing LifeCare

Welcome to LifeCare Edinburgh. We specialise in dementia care, home care and in care for older people. We’re all about helping you to keep on living independently and enjoy the things that make you smile.

COVID-19 Appeal

Please help us to continue to support vulnerable older people and those living with dementia by donating now. Your Donation will go a long way to help the most vulnerable and socially isolated during the pandemic.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Services update from 1 July 2020

The Outreach service is operating in the community while adhering to current Government guidelines. New client enquiries are welcome.

The Help at Home service continues to provide essential shopping services with protective measures in place. As restrictions ease we are also extending the other support available. Unfortunately at this time, as our capacity is limited, new enquiries for household help will be waitlisted – those requiring help with shopping will continue to be prioritised.

The Café is now open for breakfast takeaways on Monday-Fridays, 9am-11am.

Our Clubs are currently closed and staff are supporting clients and carers by telephone on a daily basis.

Vintage Vibes successful ‘Biscuit and A Blether’ telephone based service supporting vulnerable over 60s is winding down at the end of July.  Vintage Vibes is preparing to shift towards socially distanced face-to-face outdoor visits by volunteers following Government advice in the near future.

The Venue is currently closed to customers but will re-open again as soon as Government guidelines permit. This means that the Strollers and Foodies Groups are paused for the time being but will resume when it is safe to do so. However, the History Talks and Conversations Group have recommenced in July  and are meeting online using Zoom. Please check LifeCare’s Facebook Page (@LifeCare.Edinburgh) for up-to-date information on how you can join in.


We are now taking bookings from October onwards (provided the Government gives venues permission to re-open) so if you are looking for a venue for your class or event do not hesitate to contact us for a provisional booking (


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Our Services

Help at Home

If you need support with cleaning, shopping, laundry and more, LifeCare’s Help at Home service is here for you.


Outreach is a registered care service that puts those we care for at the centre of all we do.

The Dean Club

Great company, activities and adventure awaits. Just what you’d expect from a registered care service that’s received the highest grade on inspection

The Cottage

The Cottage one of the cosiest, friendliest, loveliest day clubs that cares for people with dementia in the Portobello Area.

St Bernard's Club

Our staff specialise in dementia care and we are a registered care service that scored the highest possible grading at recent inspection.

The LifeCare Centre

It’s bright, spacious and convivial. It is host to CaféLife, day care centres as well as a diverse range of activities and classes every week, for all ages.

Get Involved


Care, support, independence and friendship. They’re the magic ingredients for Extra Years of Zest. And each one of these years is powered by your donations.

  • Lots of ways to donate and support our work
  • Every penny makes a difference
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Thanks to our fundraisers, more and more older people in Edinburgh are enjoying Extra Years of Zest. Check out our fun-filled fundraising pack for ideas.

  • A fun way to support our care work
  • Download our pack for tips and ideas
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It only takes a small amount of time to make a big difference. There’s loads of ways to help, and each one enriches a life – including your own.

  • LifeCare Edinburgh holds the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
  • A great way to learn and develop your skills
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