Information for Relatives & Carers

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CARER TESTIMONIAL:

My daughter Carole has attended Columcille Centre for about 10 years.  She has always enjoyed her time there.  There are so many things she likes to get involved with including working in the cafe and craft work.  On Fridays she has her music (Abba!) and dancing.  She has also been in a lot of drama productions over the years; from being The Angel Gabriel to the Inn Keeper in the nativity.  There is always a friendly atmosphere and the centre is always clean and warm.  She has made lots of friends and the staff are caring and supportive; as Carole says, the staff and her friends are always nice to her.

Agnes Hanlin- Mother

If after having viewed our website, you feel that you have a relative, or a person you are caring for, who may enjoy and benefit from attending activities at Columcille, we recommend that you e-mail Columcille initially or telephone to speak with the manager (direct line 0131 446 6875) to explore possibilities.

Involving a Social Worker, Local Area Coordinator, Community Nurse or other professional would most likely be necessary, to aid the referral process.  Completing a referral form will allow us to explore what vacancies exist in requested activities.

An exploratory visit can then be arranged which is often very helpful in deciding if Columcille will be able to meet the person’s individual needs and wishes.  If this meeting is mutually positive and space is available, the placement would be confirmed and a trial period agreed.   Participants may attend for anything from half a day per week to five days per week.

Columcille is currently funded via block funding from City of Edinburgh Health and Social Care Department. There is no charge if clients are not currently receiving Direct Payments. This situation will change in the future as Self Directed Support is introduced. Details of sessional charges will be made available as Self Directed Support is introduced.

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