North East Leith Cluster
A diagnosis of dementia can be a worrying time for the individual and their family but help is available to help you better understand this condition and plan for the future.
Providing information, signposting and emotional support to people with the illness, their families, friends and professionals.
Run by Edinburgh Leisure. Local Walk Victoria Park (Fridays) but other available. Please contact to book a slot.
Offers a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. We offer personalised support services, community activities, cafes, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey.
Our local Dementia Advisor is Caroline O'Hara, please contact on 0131 551 9350
Volunteers offer a two hour session, per week, on a day and time to suit you. Can provide company to the shops, the confidence to go for a walk in your local park or help with a hobby/interest.
Mon - Sat
Providing daycare (referral through Social Care Direct), befriending and other community services (foot care, hospital discharge support)
Mon - Sat
Reminiscence programme designed to help older people recall fond memories from the past, using a set of archived images and themed memorabilia.
Mon - Fri
Local opportunities for Older People - supporting people over 65 link in with the local community, find ways to enjoy time with other people, discover what is happening nearby, searching for something new to learn or do
Provide person centred day care and support for people living in the North East Edinburgh area whose lives have been affected directly or indirectly by dementia.
Mon - Sat
Free telephone morning and evening check call service funded by City of Edinburgh Council for loneliness, welfare, medication prompts and signposting to services (GP referral required please ask).
Free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year