How can I get a place at the Day Centre?
(during Covid 19 dropping in for a chat is not possible - please phone the centre)
Any older person can drop in for a cuppa and a chat, but if you want to join us at the day centre or if you know someone who does (eg a relative, a friend, a or a patient), then get in touch and a member of staff will be delighted to tell you more. We can arrange for you (or the person you think would like to come) to visit us, or we can visit people at home to explain more about the Centre.
If you agree with the staff that a referral is appropriate, here are links to our referral forms for subsequent submission to the Day Centre. You can print, complete, and send to the Day Centre:-
How do you decide who gets a place?
We only have 18 places available everyday for people who need lunch and transport to and from the centre. Some people come once a week, others come more often. It all depends on what needs people have and how many places we have available. We have a waiting list, and it can take a few weeks for a place to become available to you.
You are eligible if you are:
Living independently in the community
Need some extra help and support to stay independent
Lives in North Berwick or the local area
Not living in Local Authority or Nursing Home accommodating
If you fit our criteria, a member of staff from the Day Centre will meet you at a place that suits you. You are very welcome to invite family member, friend or other person to come to the meeting if you wish.
At that meeting we will discuss what happens at the Day Centre and what you want to get out of it to make sure you get the best out of the Centre (we call this your Personal Plan). We will also tell you the name of your key worker.
Depending on how full we are, you may have to wait for a place to become available.
What happens if I don’t get a place?
If we don’t have a place for you when you first apply, we can place you on our waiting list and we can also suggest other local groups that you might be interested in.