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

What makes The Dean club so special?

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we welcome up to 22 members who are not as physically strong or socially active as they once were. Here, we aim to get you making new friends and back in your element, enjoying extra years of zest.

Who are we here for?

Anyone aged 50 plus who are not as physically strong or socially active as they once were.

What will you do?

The Dean club is all about regaining your sense of adventure. Whether it be bowling, going to the cinema or taking part in a musical adventure. Or if you want to enjoy something a little more sedentary; like have a manicure, pedicure or haircut, we’ll have the time and resources to make it happen. Because we know, to you, it’s not just a trim, it’s a world of difference.


Each visit to the club you’ll get to choose your two course lunch on arrival. After a morning activity, like music, tai chi or Scrabble, you’ll have lunch in our bright community café next door.


The Dean club is the highlight of my week. I catch up with friends and I have a lovely time

There’s afternoon activities too. Such as gardening, country and western themes or, well, you tell us, actually. Because we let our members plan what we do. We’re here to make your day after all. And that, ultimately, is what makes ours.

How do you get here?

We can escort you by mini bus, if you live in our catchment of EH4/EH5/EH6/EH7.

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, you can make your own travel arrangements here and back.

How do you join?

Book privately

We provide places on a private basis for anyone who is aged 50 plus.  No referral is necessary. Places are easily accessed.

You may wish to access this service using Self Directed Support (SDS), if you are in receipt of Direct Payments.

Access a subsidised place

Places are available for anyone aged 65 plus. While a significant proportion of the cost of the service is subsidised by the City of Edinburgh Council, you 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 referral form to contact us.

or alternatively call Social Care Direct Tel: 0131 200 2324.

Make a referral