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Cedarwood
20 Edgar Road
Elgin
IV30 6UQ

Tel: 01343 542023
Fax: 01343 556451
Email: cedarwood@moray.gov.uk

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Community Care - Day Centres - Cedarwood

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About the Service

Cedarwood is a day service for adults with a learning disability within the Elgin area. The centre was purpose built in 2002 following consultation with clients, staff, carers and clients' families. The building is all on one level with a range of activity rooms and sensory-stimulated suites as well as a cafe area.

Cedarwood is staffed by a professional team consisting of Day Centre Manager, Day Centre Officers, Care Assistants, Cooks and a Clerical Assistant.

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Aim of service

People with a learning disability are entitled, like all of us, to lead a full and rewarding life. They want to learn skills for communication, work and leisure. At Cedarwood, our aim is to provide each individual with the opportunity to expand and enhance any existing skills and develop new skills enabling them to reach their full potential and maximise on their capabilities.

Many support agencies play a significant role helping to realise the goals and wishes of our service users.

For example:-

  • Community Learning Disability Team - a dedicated team of professionals including Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Community Nurses, Psychiatric/Psychology Services.
  • Moray Council Training Team - specialise in staff training, keeping Cedarwood staff up to speed with any new developments/aspects of training. For example, new techniques for Lifting and Handling, First Aid, Behavioural Problems.

All of the above professionals and many more can be accessed through day service.

A wide range of activities are on offer at Cedarwood including:-

  • Rebound Therapy
  • Swimming
  • Personal Care
  • Exercise Group
  • Advocacy
  • Computing
  • T'ai Chi
  • Communication Group
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Bowling
  • Massage
  • Jacuzzi
  • Karaoke
  • Music Therapy
  • Pony Riding
  • Physiotherapy
  • Walking groups

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Who qualifies for adult day services?

Priority One

People who live alone or with a carer who require a high level of daytime respite or

People who need a high degree of practical care and support to enable the development of their personal skills especially daily living

Priority Two

The person would benefit from the service to achieve greater independence and a change to maintain and develop new skills and/or the level of stress on a carer is affecting their wellbeing and the caring role.

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Referral process

Referral for day service can be initiated from various sources i.e. GP, Social Work, School/College, Psychologist etc but eventually all referrals will be processed through Community Care Officers/Local Area Co-ordinators, who will carry out an assessment of the individual's needs.

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