Day services for adults with disabilities

Our Adult Day Services are for people over 16 with learning disabilities and additional support needs who are eligible for Social Work Services. The services are designed to build on your abilities, support you with making choices and developing skills. Where possible they are provided in your local community.

Adult Day Services can offer you lots of opportunities to:

  • learn new skills - such as computing, cookery, photography, journalism
  • improve and develop the skills you already have
  • gain skills which could lead to employment or volunteering
  • develop social skills
  • become more independent
  • try new experiences
  • make new friends
  • experience relaxation therapy
  • do something for your local community

This page has information about our community based Adult Day Services, the IDEA project, the Employability Service and the Shared Lives Scheme.

Community based Day Services

We have seven community based services in Aberdeenshire. Each service offers a different selection of community based activities depending on local demand and opportunity.

Day services for adults with disabilities are suspended until further notice in line with coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance.

Find out about the day opportunities at each community based service:

The IDEA project

The IDEA project stands for Inclusive Day services - Enabling Aberdeenshire. It is about improving day services for adults with disabilities. It uses the information we have gathered to help us change how Adult Day Services are delivered in Aberdeenshire. Moving to more community based opportunities and away from being exclusively building based.

Find out more about the IDEA project and our consultation and engagement process.

Employability Service

Our Employability Service is a confidential service supporting adults with disabilities and health related conditions who are looking for a job or wanting to get back into work. The service provides help to get a job as well as in-work support.

Find out more about the Employability Service.

Shared Lives Scheme

The Shared Lives Scheme gives adults with disabilities the opportunity to have a placement in a person’s home. The Shared Lives Carer provides support based in and around their home and community. Shared Lives can improve confidence and a sense of belonging, as well as giving the chance for making friends.

Find out more about the Shared Lives Scheme.