Braid Health and Wellbeing

Supporting, elderly, vulnerable and isolated individuals

Positively enhancing the ageing process

Day Services

Our Day Service, based in Livingston, West Lothian, is a supportive environment in which clients can socialise, take part in a range of meaningful activities and learn new skills or re-learn skills for daily living. We have spaces for both local council referred clients and self-referred private clients.

Group Support

We are currently developing a variety of wellbeing support options, so that people can access our services in a way that works for them. This will include, a carer support group, a tea and chat group and early onset support group.

Support Us

We are very grateful for those who fundraise, donate and volunteer in support of elderly, vulnerable and isolated individuals across West Lothian and beyond. Every penny raised, every minute volunteered, makes a real difference. If you would be interested in joining our team of supporters email: fundraising@braidhealth.scot

Life Skills

Our Life Skills Courses are an opportunity for individuals to learn and re-learn life skills such as making the bed, making a cup of tea, putting on washing and developing their digital skills. This will be open to existing clients and the public as restrictions allow.

Rent Space

Braid Health and Wellbeing is based within a large building with many rooms of different sizes. We have one of the largest kitchens in Livingston. We have plenty of space for activities and events that are available to rent either on a one-off or regular basis.

Digital Skills

We run a digital support group for clients which is available to elderly individuals. This is a great way to socialise from the comfort and safety of your own home while taking part in fun activities guided by our Care Team.

Who do we support?

Our Day Services have traditionally supported residents of Livingston, however, we are now receiving referrals from people all over West Lothian and the surrounding areas. We welcome clients from anywhere, we even support people who live in the Western Isles via our weekly Digital Support group.

Many of those we support have complex care needs including dementia, Parkinson’s disease, have had a stroke or have another age-related condition. Some of our clients have mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety and loneliness. We are here to support any isolated, vulnerable individual who needs our help.

How are we funded?

It is our goal to offer the very best health and wellbeing support for those living within West Lothian. In order to do this, we seek income from a variety of sources. We receive funding for our Day Care Service from West Lothian Council which supports those clients who meet their referral criteria. Private Day Care clients are charged £31 per day for this service, £38 if transport to and from the centre is to be included.

We have recently begun fundraising through grant applications, seeking private donations and community fundraising. The income raised has helped us to develop a range of free services such as our digital group support, tea and chat group and outreach support, all of which will be launched throughout 2021.

The Giving Lottery

Braid Health and Wellbeing is a member of the Giving Lottery – a weekly lottery that makes it free for good causes to raise vital funds to support their amazing work. Tickets cost just £1 per week and each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize, with a top prize of £25,000!

For every ticket you buy, Braid Health and Wellbeing receives 40p. It is a great way for you to support us in a small way every week that really adds up over time, enabling us to do amazing things.

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Feedback

“Excellent caring staff who give your family members the care and help they need to enjoy some much needed company”

– Anthony

 “The meals and activities were great during lockdown. Braid Health and Wellbeing really go the extra mile. Jimmy loves being back at the centre. When I picked him up on Monday, he was laughing away!”

– Lillian

“I know how extremely hard you work and how much of a vital service you guys provide to a lot of my patients, it’s lovely we can get a nice treat and help out too”

– Rachel

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