LifeCare – Cottage Companion Club

The Cottage Companions is a registered care service for older people who are aged 65 or above, who have dementia. It offers a safe and friendly place to those who enjoy company and may be becoming a bit more frail, and to those who feel a bit isolated and would like to get out the house more.

The Club is run by Lifecare, formerly Leith Age Concern. The ethos of the organisation is to support the independence of older people and we do this through day care services and also services in the home. Our client groups are the frail elderly and those with dementia.

What happens there? 

The Club runs from Monday to Friday every week. There are a range of activities and people have particularly enjoyed music and craft activities. Meals include tea and toast in the morning, and a choices of meals for lunch, and afternoon tea and biscuits.

The Cottage Companion Club is open to people living in Edinburgh if they can provide own transport. Transport to and from the Club can be provided to people living in North and South East Edinburgh. Companion club also runs a quarterly carers club, phone for details. 

For full details see the leaflet.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Older People

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

65 years and over and experiencing dementia.


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

NHS, Health & Social Care,

By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Contact Info. & Service Address

53 Milton Road East
EH15 2NL

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Service Hours

-Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm-

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 657 4101
Fax: 0131 657 9973
Email: [email protected]

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    Drop-off only
  • Translation service and community language info available on request
  • This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.


Public Transport Information

Transport can be provided for service users living in areas of North and South East Edinburgh

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: LifeCare Edinburgh

Type: Charity/Voluntary

LifeCare Edinburgh provides day services to older people, supporting the independance of older people.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 657 4101
Fax: 0131 657 9973
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Service Hours

Monday – Friday 9:30am – 3:30pm

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