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The aim of the Centre is to provide a community Health & Wellbeing Hub, which delivers flexible and community-based services, promoting community cohesion, social integration, healthy living and lifelong learning, helping to reduce Service Users’ isolation and dependency on statutory services.

Dunbeath & District Centre was built & incorporated in 1992 as a company limited by guarantee and registered as a Scottish Charity.

As a small Day Centre, it was established to provide a focal point for the local community. Now in 2023, it operates throughout the South-East of Caithness and is governed by 9 Trustees with over 30 volunteers, 2 full-time and 3 part-time staff.

In April 2014 the face of Community Day Care was radically altered in Dunbeath. Gone was the Day Care Centre and in came the Community Health & Wellbeing Hub, tasked with the job of prioritising the Health & Wellbeing of people over 50 years of age.

We are, however, intergenerational within our provided services. Throughout the Covid pandemic we did everything we could to help our community meet the challenges that the pandemic brought and continues to bring.

Our blended service allows us to carefully introduce activities and services alongside our food provision. As we adapt to this new landscape and new normal, we feel we are more resilient and more determined to increase our provision and continue to serve even more people in our community.

Serving communities in the South East of Caithness

A photograph of somebody tying their shoelacesAdvanced Walking GroupKeen walkers have worked up through the levels of difficulty to a once-a-month more difficult wa ...Art WorkshopsA Wellbeing Coaching Initiative bringing together Users in the South East of Caithness to experi ...BingoA great night out playing this traditional game, given a twist with funny Callers. Highly entert ...Carol SingingThe Centre works with several other organisations in our community so it is always with great de ...Craft GroupMeeting once a week, this sociable group shares knowledge and expertise with each other over tea ...Creative WritingAn informal group of amateur and beginner writers who have discovered that the creative process ...Felting ClassesThis informal group came together to learn a new skill or improve on the skills they already had ...Guest SpeakersAfter-lunch speakers bring their knowledge of a wide range of topics. There’s often audience p ...LaundryThis service is available to a limited group of registered Users. To discuss whether you qualify ...LunchesThe Centre’s staff take great pride in providing a top-class food service for our Users. Staff ...Musical EntertainmentThe Centre regularly hosts talented singers and musicians who entertain our Users after lunch. P ...OutreachSometimes a registered User just isn’t able to prepare a meal for themselves or can’t come o ...Sharing ShackYes, it’s a metal shack and yes, it’s for sharing. We believe that we should share what we ...Singing GroupA group of people who just love to sing! Singing, even just humming along, brings so many mental ...Strollers GroupWalks are risk-assessed and graded for level of difficulty. Walks are announced in advance so th ...VolunteeringWe rely on our team of volunteers to help us deliver our service to our community. Whether it’ ...Whist NightAn energetic and competitive evening of Whist with a sumptuous tea. Great ‘craic’ among the ...YouTube TutorialsOur pilot use of YouTube was to offer chair yoga lessons, tested out by several of our Users, to ...

Dunbeath & District Centre would not exist if it wasn't for the generous support of the following funders

Dunbeath & District Centre
7 Neil Gunn Road

Tel:01593 731335