Adult Community Services

Our Adult Community Services team run a range of projects that support older people, reducing isolation and improving quality of life. These focus on reducing isolation, supporting people with dementia and providing respite to carers. There is no need to have had an official diagnosis, contact our team and we’ll do our best to provide the right help for your loved ones.

“Dad was so excited to come to the hub for his Christmas lunch. He had a wonderful afternoon, loved his lunch and his present, Thank you all so much”

Beacon Club members enjoy the sunshine in Saughton Park

Services for Adults & Older People:

Beacon Club:

This is an enriching and stimulating day care service for older people with dementia, connecting with dedicated staff and nurturing volunteers. We believe that
people with dementia are entitled to respect and dignity and we are passionate about improving the quality of life for our members and their carers in South Edinburgh.

Groups are limited in size to just 10 people, ensuring the highest level of care and also reducing anxiety about meeting large groups of new people. As well as the five days we operate at The Broomhouse Hub, a new service recently started in Gilmerton.

Both services cater for people with mild to moderate cognitive impairment, even people who have not yet had an official dementia diagnosis as well as a social opportunity for isolated older people. While The Beacon Club is about high levels of care for older people, providing games, activities and lunch, the real benefit is for carers who get several hours to relax, unwind or take care of things they need to do for themselves without worrying about the person they care for.

If you or someone you know could benefit, contact Nancy Bryson at Space for more information. You can email Nancy or call on 0131 455 7731

Community Link Workers:

Community Link Workers are based in several GP practices across Edinburgh. They help people to take greater control of their health and wellbeing by linking
them to a wealth of Third Sector organisations and resources. Through this holistic approach, the Community Link Workers support people to build confidence, set goals and overcome barriers to improve their wellbeing and strengthen their community connections.

Space Age Connections:

An exciting new project with the aim of improving the quality of life of people who have had a recent/ early dementia diagnosis and their unpaid carers. A one-to-one outreach service provided by a team of trained volunteers (connectors) who will offer encouragement, companionship and connections to help people participate in more social, leisure and community activities.

Space Age Connections relies heavily on volunteers to act as connectors and full training is given. This is a hugely rewarding role and many connectors have solid friendships with their buddy. If you would be interested in supporting our service, or simply want to know more, contact Emma McGonagle by email.

However, don’t take our word for what a great service we offer. Click here to read some of the testimonials that our members, connectors and buddies have provided.

You can also follow The Beacon Club on Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest news.

Your Space Older People’s Services Team

            Nancy Bryson

            Lyn Glen

            Anna Kozicki

            Sandra Arpaozu

            Karen Guthrie

            Kristine Fisher

            Emma McGonagle

            Lucie Crook

            Jennifer Learmonth