Since 1996, after 7 years of Urban Aid funding, Fife Council has continued to part-fund the organisation. The Centre retains its voluntary status and is a registered charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee. The Board of Management comprises local people and health and social care professionals with an interest in older people. Currently the Chairperson is Helen Welsh (photo).-------->
Abbeyview Day Centre first opened its doors in 1986 when a group of local people recognised that there was a lack of social opportunities for housebound older people living in the area. Originally it was run from the community centre in Abbeyview, just two days a week, by volunteers. Then in 1989 we were allocated Urban Aid grants and were able to convert two ground-floor flats in Inchkeith Drive. At that point we were also able to appoint staff and expand the service to five days a week.
In July 2002, after several years of fundraising, we moved into purpose-built premises in Duncan Crescent. Funding for the new building was raised from the Lottery's Community Fund, and various other charitable trusts.
We are open five days a week and provide daytime care, activities and companionship for fifteen older people. We collect our service users and return them home by minibus, and also run regular social nights. We have a carers' group which meets once a month 2.30pm till 3.30pm, and we run a drop-in lunch group this is open from 12pm till 1.30pm (photo) which is widely used by local people.
Linburn Road connects Halbeath Road to the North and Aberdour Road to the South. On Linburn Road, you come to a roundabout with Trondheim Parkway going off to the east and Trondheim Parkway West to the west. Turn along Trondheim Parkway West and proceed to a T-junction. Turn Left onto Duncan Crescent and continue approx 500 yards. The Day Centre is the first building on your right, immediately past the park.
Blacklaw Road connects Woodmill Road to the North and Aberdour Road to the South. From Blacklaw Road, turn into Whitelaw Road and proceed until you come to a T-junction. Turn Right onto Duncan Crescent and continue approx 500 yards. The Day Centre is on the left hand side, just past the Tryst Centre.
We have parking for six cars but if you can't get parked in our car park there is plenty parking nearby.
Buses no.3 passes the centre, with bus stop close to our gate.