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Braid House Update

It goes without saying that this has been a testing time for all of us as we learn to get to grips with the Coronavirus and lockdown but it is also with a great sense of pride that Braid House continues to support our clients and carers through this difficult period.

We might not be open to receive clients in the centre, but our services continue, just in different ways and a few of them are highlighted below:

  • Many of you will be receiving our daily meal service and a massive thank you to all the kitchen staff who have stepped up to the mark and are now producing 200 meals every day!
  • Transport and drivers are delivering these right across West Lothian and for some, it is also a welcomed social interaction during the day
  • Our telephone support team is very busy contacting you at home and giving as much support as they can
  • We have a dedicated 1:1 service offering home visits to those at most need
  • Our internet support/activity group is going from strength to strength
  • We are offering a shopping service along with activity packs which are delivered directly to your door


All the staff have been fully committed to supporting all of our clients and their carers through this challenging period and I would like to thank them all for their dedication and hard work, they really are unseen heroes in my eyes.

Please stay well and stay safe and hopefully it won't be too long until are together again in Braid House.

Ray Baird
CEO Braid House Day Centre

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Braid House Day Centre - Operating Differently


In line with West Lothian Council's advice, we are unable to welcome clients to Braid House Day Centre until further notice.

However, we are offering a wide range of support services including Telephone, 1:1 home visits (for those most at risk) Internet activity/exercise groups, Shopping services, Carer support, Activity packs (delivered to your door) and our daily meal service.
 
If you are interested in receiving any of the above services or just want the opportunity to ask more questions about them please contact us on  01506 430615.

In addition, should you like more information about our meals provision, please contact the centre on 01506 430615.
 
Personally, I would like to thank all our clients and carers for their kind words of support and great feedback in relation to the services we are delivering. 
 
Finally, a very special thank you to all the staff at Braid House who have been so committed to supporting all our clients and carers through this difficult period. 

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Christmas Fayre - Saturday 30th November

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Retirement of Anne Forrester

After 23 years of being employed at Braid House Day Centre, our CEO Anne Forrester, retired on Thursday 29th August 2019. Her retiral farewell afternoon included entertainment from the fantastic Braid House Choir.

We will miss Anne here at the Day Centre and we wish her a very happy retirement!

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Young At Heart Social Afternoon & Tea Dance

Join us on the dance floor and enjoy a full entertaining afternoon with friends old and new at Young at Heart Social Afternoon and Tea Dance here at Braid House Day Centre - on the following dates:

  • Friday 30th August 2019

  • Friday 27th September 2019

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Older Peoples Week

Older Peoples Week begins on Monday 30th September 2019.

There will be a Choir performance by the Braid House Choir and children from the local school on Thursday 3rd October here at the Day Centre and on Friday 4th October Samantha Mavis will be here to entertain us all!

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Songs from the Musicals has been rescheduled

Songs from the Musicals performed by the Livingston Players will be performing at Braid House Day Centre on Friday 4th October 2019 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6.00 and this includes a Buffet and there will also be a Raffle. Tickets are available from Reception, please call 01506 430615. All proceeds to Braid House Day Centre.

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