Glasgow's Golden Generation

David Cargill Centre

In 1962 the trustees of the David W. T. Cargill Trust agreed to fund the purchase of land in Ledard Road and assist with the building of a club for older people in Ledard Road, Battlefield. In recognition of their generosity the club was, and continues to be called, the David Cargill Centre. 

David Cargill Centre

In 1962 the trustees of the David W. T. Cargill Trust agreed to fund the purchase of land in Ledard Road and assist with the building of a club for older people in Ledard Road, Battlefield. In recognition of their generosity the club was, and continues to be called, the David Cargill Centre. 

Our Services

The centre is open every week day from 8:15am to 4:15pm.

The centre operates a mini bus service which is available to anyone who has problems providing their own transport. Pick ups begin from 9:30am and return the service users to their front doors from 2:45pm. If you prefer to make your own way to the centre, you are welcome to come in from 9:30am onwards.

Our service costs £6 per day if you wish to be picked up, or £4.50 for drop-ins.

Facilities

Morning

On arrival you will be welcomed by morning tea or coffee followed by toast with spread.

Lunchtime

Our lunch club will provide service users with a home cooked three course meal. We can cater
for any dietary requirements you may require, please feel free to inform us in advance.

Lunch is served at 12.30pm.

Afternoon

Tea or coffee and biscuits can be served on request.

ACTIVITIES

We provide a wide range of activities at the centre. Our regular activities consist of:

  • Bingo
    Dominoes
  • Carpet Bowls
    Pool
  • Reminiscence Talks
  • Chair Exercises provided by Dom
  • Themed Days—previously we have had an
    Alice in Wonderland tea party, day at the
    seaside, clown tea party and a relaxation day

There is also the occasional outside entertainment. Please feel free to ask when our next entertainer is at the centre.

David Cargill Centre

  • 166 Ledard Road
    G42 9RA Glasgow

Who can join?

You are welcome to join the David Cargill Centre whatever your age.

Referrals

If you wish to be referred to the centre you can do so via:

  • Your local GP
  • Shawmill Resource Centre
  • Community Connectors—all our centres regularly receive referrals from here
  • Red Cross
  • Glasgow Housing Association
  • Social work services
  • Home Help—many of these services can refer you to us

They will assess your care needs and, with permission, transfer your details to ourselves. We will then arrange a friendly home visit and discuss with you which days we can provide for you, suited to your personal preferences if possible. IF there are no spaces available we do have a waiting list process and you will be contacted when the next available space is open to you.

Who can join?

You are welcome to join the David Cargill Centre whatever your age.

Referrals

If you wish to be referred to the centre you can do so via:

  • Your local GP
  • Shawmill Resource Centre
  • Community Connectors—all our centres regularly receive referrals from here
  • Red Cross
  • Glasgow Housing Association
  • Social work services
  • Home Help—many of these services can refer you to us

They will assess your care needs and, with permission, transfer your details to ourselves. We will then arrange a friendly home visit and discuss with you which days we can provide for you, suited to your personal preferences if possible. IF there are no spaces available we do have a waiting list process and you will be contacted when the next available space is open to you.

David Cargill Centre

  • 166 Ledard Road
    G42 9RA Glasgow