Can I come along for a visit to see what Acredale is like?
Yes, people are very welcome to come along for a visit. An older person who is interested in attending the Day Centre can bring a member of their family along to accompany them on their visit. Please contact our manager to arrange an appointment. The health, safety and wellbeing of all our older people, staff and volunteers remain our top priority and to ensure the Day Centre is safe there are a number of measures in place which will be discussed with you when you arrange your visit.
Can I attend with a relative?
The Centre is designed to provide older people an opportunity to socialise and meet others. Some people may be a little anxious about attending the Day Centre initially and arrangements can be made for a relative to accompany you for a short time until you feel settled.
If I have dietary requirements will these be catered for?
We provide a nutritious two course lunch and cater for all special diets and also provide snacks and drinks throughout the day.
How much does it cost?
If you’re assessed as needing day care services by West Lothian Council Health & Social Care Partnership a financial assessment will be carried out to find out if you’re entitled to help with the cost. You will be told what the cost is for the service and will be invoiced for the amount you have to pay.
If you wish to use the Private day care service at Acredale the cost will be £43 per day and you will be invoiced on a monthly basis.
How can I pay?
If you are invoiced by West Lothian Council for your day care there will be instructions on the invoice but most people pay be direct debit.
If you are paying for private day care at Acredale you can pay by direct debit or cheque/cash.
I’m worried about Covid-19, what safety measures are in place?
Our day care service has a Covid-19 Risk Assessment in place which has been approved by West Lothian Council, The Care Inspectorate and Health Protection Scotland. There are a number of measures in place to keep everyone safe and we ask that all day care users observe social distancing at all times. Additionally everyone will be asked to wear a face mask while in the building and on the transport. All older people using the service are asked to sign a consent form each time they attend to confirm they are well and do not have any symptoms of Covid-19. To reduce risk of contamination staff will change into their uniform when they arrive at the Centre and will change back into their non-work clothing at the end of their shift. There is sanitiser sprays located throughout the Centre and we encourage you to use these and to wash your hands regularly. We have contract cleaners who clean the entire building each evening. For more information please see “What we are doing to stay safe”.