** Please note the Broomhouse is currently closed and all activities are running out of St David’s Broomhouse Parish Church
The Broomhouse Centre offers a wide range of services to support the local community.
For adult carers, information and advice is available from the carers’ support worker. There are also two monthly carers’ support groups. The groups meet on the last Wednesday evening of every month from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
For Young Carers, there are weekly activity groups and issue based sessions, annual residential breaks, one to one support access to Young Persons’ Counselling and Youth Befriending project.Young carers groups meet weekly on Monday 5.30-7.30pm for 7-11 age groups, and Wednesday 6.00-8.00pm for 12-15 age groups.
For Young Adult Carers aged 16-25, groups meet on Thursday 6.00-8.00 pm.
As well as support for young carers, The Broomhouse Centre offers a Young Persons’ Counselling service, and Befriending for young people.
The Counselling service offers one-one counselling to children and young people between the ages of 5 and 17 years old. Children and young people are usually seen once a week for 8 weeks but this can be negotiated in order to meet their need.
Young People’s befriending is for 5-16 year olds who are affected by their parental substance misuse.
Support for Older People
The Beacon Club is a dementia day care project for older people. It is a small group aiming to improve the quality of life for people with what is often a socially isolating condition, as well as support them to continue to live in their own homes for as long as possible.
Befriending is also available through the Vintage Vibes project.
The Centre also supports other projects in the community in partnership with other agencies. The centre has strong links with the Broomhouse Health Strategy Group.
As well as this, current groups include:
Smoking Cessation Group – In partnership with NHS Lothian, a group meets in The Broomhouse Centre every Wednesday from 9.30am.
Intended Client Groups:
- Older People
- Young People
This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Contact Info. & Service Address
79-89 Broomhouse Crescent
-Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 9.00 pm Friday 8.30 am - 4.00 pm-