We are thrilled to announce that we have started to safely reopen our three registered Day Clubs for LifeCare clients. Closed since March 2020, these vital services have been badly missed by our elderly clients who love coming for their usual activities, entertainment, catch-ups with friendly faces and good food. Our Day Club staff have worked tirelessly through the crisis, delivering over 4,340 support calls to over 80 clients but nothing beats face-to-face support.
Our Day Clubs help people to get out and about, keep active and stay connected. The Dean Club supports people with poor mobility and those who have become socially isolated. St Bernard’s in Stockbridge and The Cottage near Portobello both support people living with dementia. They have all been badly missed through the pandemic, so both clients and staff are delighted to get them safely reopened. …we can’t wait to see all the friendly faces again!
We have adapted our spaces and introduced new routines to make sure everyone feels comfortable, safe and enjoys the chance to be back at the places they have missed so much. We will initially operate a ‘hybrid-model’ blending reduced daily capacity (two-metre physical distancing remains in health care settings) within the centres with support visits within the home. We hope to welcome back over 60 clients across our first few weeks.
All our clubs are run by registered care workers and have a high staff to client ratio, so we can ensure that all our clients get the care and support they need throughout the day. At our last inspection our Day Clubs received an ‘Excellent’ rating – the highest possible grade – from the Care Inspectorate.
To find out more about our Day Clubs contact 0131 343 0940