East Lothian Council

Day centres in East Lothian

Services and facilities


There are a number of services available in East Lothian to support older residents and help them meet like-minded people, enabling them to have social contact in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

Day centres in East Lothian are run and managed by voluntary sector organisations providing a mixture of day care, lunch club and drop-in facilities. They are organised by local management committees with a small number of paid staff and numerous volunteers.

Who can attend a day centre?

Each day centre offers a distinctive service. Some centres offer intensive day care, which is mainly for frail and disabled people.

Others cater for people who are frail, disabled or simply isolated but don't need intensive day care.

How can I find out more?

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To find out more about day centres, the services available and use the contact details above.

If you would like to attend a day centre or lunch club, you should first contact them to find out if they have vacancies.

You can phone them directly or ask a friend, relative or carer to call them on your behalf. If they have vacancies they will then arrange to meet with you to ensure that their day centre will be appropriate for you and meet your needs. People usually attend the centre or lunch club closest to where they live.

Transport to and from the day centre or lunch club can sometimes be arranged and their staff will be able to discuss this with you.

How much does it cost?

There is a charge for lunch, which is around £2.50, and some centres make a small charge for tea and coffee throughout the day. The centre will be able to advise you on this directly.

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