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Adult Day Care Services

Day care can provide therapeutic activity, promoting health and well-being in situations where it is not possible to meet needs by other community activities.

It provides support and care for people with disabilities and for older people, helping them to live as independently as possible in their own homes within their own communities. It aims to support families who care for people thus allowing them to have a regular break from caring.

There is no charge for standard services; however there is a charge for lunch.

There are four Day Centres for older people:

Gilbertson Day Centre

Off Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW151BB.

The catchment area is east Orkney Mainland, including Kirkwall and the linked Southern isles.


Kirsty Wallace

E-mail: Kirsty Wallace

Telephone: 01856872122.

West Mainland Day Centre

Vetquoy Road, Dounby, Orkney, KW16 2HH.

The catchment area is the west of Orkney mainland, including Stromness and west from Finstown and Orphir.


Marina Stanger.

E-mail: Marina Stanger.

Telephone: 01856771100.

The Kalisgarth Centre

Pierowall Village, Westray, Orkney, KW17 2DG.

The catchment area is the island of Westray.


Email: Karen Rendall

Telephone: 01856871134.

The Hoy and Walls Day Centre

Health Centre, Kings Road, Longhope, Orkney, KW16 3PA.


Email: Kirsty Wallace

Telephone: 01856851435.

There is one Day Centre for people aged 16 to 65 who have physical disabilities and/or sensory impairments.

Glaitness Centre

33 Queen Sonja Kloss, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1FJ.

This Day Centre is for people aged 16 to 65 who have physical disabilities and / or sensory impairments.


Email: Inga Wilson

Telephone: 01856871960.

Related Sites

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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