Enablement lounge

Pictured are staff members Catriona Macauley and Gail Swankie, along with centre users, Joyce McSporran, Jimmy Cochrane, Harry Moncur and James Cardownie, having just been baking in the newly-opened enablement lounge.
Pictured are staff members Catriona Macauley and Gail Swankie, along with centre users, Joyce McSporran, Jimmy Cochrane, Harry Moncur and James Cardownie, having just been baking in the newly-opened enablement lounge.

A new enablement lounge has been built at the Dalhousie Daycare Centre, giving users more opportunities to use the facilities

A new cooker was donated so anything they bake can be cooked in the room.

The room is also used for arts and craft activities.

“The centre itself has a fridge, cooker, kettle, microwave, so the members can come through and use the facilities themselves as well, to make themselves a cup of tea”, explained staff member Gail Swankie.

The centre, which provides care for elderly people from 9 am until 5 pm, Monday to Friday, has seen vast extensions to their facilities since opening.

Surrounding flats, a cottage and a former snooker hall have all been purchased and renovated.

The money received for all the work done, including the newly-opened enablement lounge, has come from various trusts, and in total has cost £300,000.

Pictured are staff members Catriona Macauley and Gail Swankie, along with centre users, Joyce McSporran, Jimmy Cochrane, Harry Moncur and James Cardownie, having just been baking in the newly-opened enablement lounge.