About GDS

GDS provides day care for people with dementia and offers support for carers and family.

The service provided in Inverurie, Monday to Thursday from Flat 3, Pleyfauld House and on Friday from Inverurie Day Centre, supports the local area.

GDS is committed to giving Service Users a social experience, interaction with others, a choice of activities, exercise and music therapy. It aims to encourage:

  • Warm, friendly discussions and reminiscing
  • Physical, social and memory activities
  • Independence, maintaining skills and co-ordination
  • Expression of feelings through art, music, singing and dancing

GDS is a charity run by the service Manager and supported by a Board of Trustees. Its costs are met in part by a charge for the service but it is dependent on fund raising activities and donations to generate the remaining funds required to operate successfully.

The service works in partnership with other groups and organisations for the benefit of people with dementia and their carers and strives to ensure that the care provided meets and exceeds the National Care Standards set for Support Services.


On arrival at 10am Service Users are offered tea / coffee and a snack. Thereafter, until lunchtime, a choice of activities tailored to suit group preferences and abilities are offered, these include but are not limited to:

  • Arts & crafts
  • Card games, dominos, bingo
  • Reminiscence sessions
  • Music based activities
  • Board games
  • Day trips
  • Quizzes & puzzles
  • Gentle exercise
  • Therapet visits

Lunch, payable by Service Users, comprising of a two course meal with a choice of drinks is provided. Following lunch and until return transportation at 3pm Service Users are again encouraged to participate in the various activities. Musical entertainment is arranged for Friday afternoons, at the Inverurie Day Centre, offering Service Users the opportunity to enjoy music, dance and a sing-along.

Admission / Referrals:

Service Users are referred to GDS by their Care Manager. On receipt of a referral the Service User and their family/carer will be invited to meet with GDS Staff/Manager, either in their own home or at Flat 3, Pleyfauld House, to discuss the suitability of the service. Preferred day(s) will be discussed and a day trial arranged. The care provision will commence following confirmation of funding from Aberdeenshire Council, Social Work Department.


Travel arrangements will be discussed with Service Users and their Care Managers and suitable transportation organised in advance of the care provision commencing. Aberdeenshire Council can assist with transport to bring Service Users to day care and return them home.

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