Orkney Islands Council
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Glaitness Centre Day Service

What is it?

The Glaitness Centre day service offers day opportunities for adults aged 16 to 65, 3 days a week (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday), and is registered with Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland.

Who is it for?

The day service is for individuals who have physical disabilities and/or sensory impairments.

Aims of the Service

The Centre aims to provide a person centred approach based on the National Care Standards to provide quality day opportunities which are structured, stimulating and meaningful.

How do People Access the Service?

If you feel you would benefit from the service offered at the Glaitness Centre, you should contact your care manager if you have one, or the Adult Social Work Team Duty Social Worker.

If your referral meets the Orkney Islands Council eligibility criteria, an appropriate worker (eg social worker or occupational therapist) will carry out an assessment of need.

If your assessed need meets the criteria for the service, the worker will make a service request to the Glaitness Centre.

What Happens When a Place is Offered?

Prior to a place being offered, there is a “pre-placement meeting” where all the transitional arrangements required to attend the day centre are made including transport arrangements if required.

All arrangements are formally recorded in a “placement agreement”.

There is then an assessment period which usually lasts 6 weeks. At the end of this period there is a formal review to make sure the service is meeting the required needs of the individual.

Once you attend the centre on a regular basis, your placement will be regularly reviewed to ensure the service meets your needs.

What Happens at the Glaitness Centre?

You will be allocated a named member of staff called a “keyworker” who will design a care plan with you.

Your care plan will contain all relevant information about your care needs and an activity timetable for when you are at the centre. Activities on your timetable may be based in the day centre or in the community.

How Much Will it Cost?

The current charge for the service is a meal charge of £4.50 per day.

Where is it?

The Glaitness Centre day service is at 33 Queen Sonja Kloss, Kirkwall.

This information can be downloaded as a leaflet here from the Related Downloads section on the left of the page.