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

Our Services

The David Cargill Centre is open every weekday from: 8:15am to 4:15pm.

The centre operates a mini bus service which is available to all service users. Pick ups begin from 9:30am and older adults are returned to their homes 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 if you make your own way to the cen

Facilities

All of our day centres are suitable for older adults with additional access needs. This includes a wheelchair accessible bathroom, stair free access and sensory rooms.
Older adults living with dementia are welcome to attend our centres and we provide specific Dementia Friendly activities.
If you have any concerns, please do call the centre and we can discuss your needs.
Lunch

A focus of our day centre is on providing older adults with a nutritious, home cooked, three course meal. Lunch time isn’t just about the food though; it’s a chance to socialise and catch up with other older adults.

We can cater for any dietary requirements you may have, this will be discussed with you as part of the referral process.

 

ACTIVITIES

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

  • Bingo
  • Dominoes
  • Carpet Bowls
  • Pool
  • Reminiscence groups
  • Armchair Exercises
  • Relaxation
  • Theme Days 
  • Day trips
  • Knitting groups

David Cargill Centre

Who can join?

Older adults aged 55 and older can attend the day centre.

Referrals

If you wish to be referred to the centre you can do so using this form or via:

  • Your local GP
  • Shawmill Resource Centre
  • Community Connectors
  • Red Cross
  • Glasgow Housing Association
  • Social work services

On receiving your referral, we will  arrange a short visit to the centre for you. At this point we will discuss your support needs and which days you would like to attend.

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