Mackinnon Centre

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Service summary

Respite care in a purpose-built centre in a pleasant seaside location

The Mackinnon Centre is a purpose-built 10 bed respite unit, set in its own grounds, close to Broughty Ferry beach.

The Centre is 5 minutes from a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, while sports facilities, theatres and larger shopping centres are all within easy reach in Dundee.

Although the staff do not provide nursing care, they are highly trained and have considerable experience in providing a service individually tailored to the needs of each person who stays here. Personal choice and dignity form the basis of individual's personal  plans.

All meals are prepared in the Centre by our trained  kitchen staff, who can cater for special dietary needs, if required. There is a large, spacious dining room, although meals can be served in an individual's room, if preferred. There are 10 bedrooms, 2 of which can provided care and support for individuals with bariatric requirements. All bedrooms have en-suite shower facilities, overhead tracking hoists, ... and televisions. Other facilities include one sitting room, one small quiet lounge. Large gardens surround the property and this area has been laid out with a variety of seating areas.

Client groups

'Physical Disability

Service details

Respite care in a purpose fit centre and also houses a Skills Centre for people with physical disabilities and progressive disabilities.

10 bedrooms (en-suite shower facilities and TVs)meals out
1 sitting room with TV, one small quiet loungesight-seeing
patio areapubs
dining room and kitchen, all meals freshly prepared in-housevisits
discreet electronic call systemsports
personal plan for each service usersocial activities
large garden areatheatre
close to all amenities and beachcinema
The Mackinnon Centre also houses a Skills Centre for adults with physical disabilities or progressive illness.
The Team Leader, The Mackinnon Centre
491 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry
Dundee, DD5 2DZ
Tel: 01382 431970
Fax: 01382 431988
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Skills Centre for adults with physical disabilities or progressive illness
Physical disability, whether incurred through trauma or illness, often brings with it a variety of emotional and social needs as well as physical and mobility difficulties. Staff at the Mackinnon Centre encourage and promote the spirit of independence so that service users may regain confidence and self-esteem, whilst acquiring the necessary skills, knowledge and acceptance to cope with a much altered lifestyle.
The Mackinnon Centre is situated in the small but busy locale of Broughty Ferry, which is about five miles east of Dundee city centre.
Plenty to choose from - plenty to do!
The Skills Officers, who have responsibility for  various skills areas, are highly trained and have considerable experience.
They can help you achieve your goals to the best of your ability.
What's available
Sport and Social Activities, Gardening, Textiles, Music, Computing, Personal Presentation, Art, Home Crafts Group, Communications Group, General Health, Projects, Discussion Group and Cooking.
If you cannot find a group that you feel would support your rehabilitation or assist you to cope with an altered lifestyle please contact the centre on 01382 431970 to discuss your individual requirements.
Come along and see for yourself!
The Mackinnon Centre also offers respite servicesfor adults with physical disabilities or progressive illness.
For more information please contact:
Tel: 01382 431970
Fax: 01382 431988
The Team Manager, The Mackinnon Centre
491 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry
Dundee, DD5 2DZ

Further information

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The page was last updated on 30 October 2017

Main address

The Mackinnon Centre
49 Brook Street
Broughty Ferry

Main telephone

01382 431970

Organisation email


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