Ellon Day Opportunities

Ellon Day Opportunities provides a range of activities to adults with learning disabilities living in Ellon and the surrounding area. 

Your individual needs are met through programmed activities and work experience in your local community. Helping you develop and work towards your personal goals and giving you the opportunity for personal development in social, physical and mental wellbeing. 

The service runs from various locations in Ellon, including Ellon Resource Centre, Benchmark woodwork project and Ellon Can-Do Community Recycling. We also use community facilities and resources.

Our building based service is for adults with profound and multiple disabilities, as well as complex social needs. It is run from Ellon Resource Centre, which is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

These services are supported by a team of experienced staff who have a wide range of skills and knowledge. 

Depending on your individual outcomes, we can offer you: 

  • work experience
  • training opportunities
  • leisure activities
  • social activities
  • educational activities
  • life skills
  • therapeutic activities 

View our easy read service specification Ellon Day Opportunities (pdf 535KB).

Find out more about Ellon Day Opportunities: 

Lunch time arrangements 

Lunch at Ellon Resource Centre is between 12pm and 1pm. Our staff are available to help if you need it. You can bring your own packed lunch or food flask. Or you can buy soup, sandwiches and fresh fruit daily at the centre. Ellon Resource Centre promotes healthy choices and has been given the Healthyliving Award.

Lunch times at the Benchmark and Ellon Can-Do community based projects are from 12:30pm to 1pm. You need to bring a packed lunch. 

User involvement 

You can join our advocacy group to share ideas, make suggestions and talk about any problems at the day service. Some of our advocates are also involved in the Aberdeenshire Powerful Voices Together Self-Advocacy group.

We hold service user meetings every six weeks. Everyone who uses the day service can go to these meetings. You can ask questions and share your views about how the day service is run.

Who can come to our service

You can ask a social worker to refer you. When you first visit, we’ll ask you what you want from the service. You’ll have the chance to try different things to find out what you like. You can choose what you want to do. You’ll be matched with a key worker. They’ll support you and make sure things are going okay. 

Become a volunteer

Why not be a volunteer? Everyone has something to offer.

If you have a few hours a week to spare and are looking to put your skills to good use, we have a wide range of activities volunteers can be involved in.

Volunteers can help in group activities such as:

  • training projects - computers Ellon Editors; woodwork Benchmark; recycling Ellon Can-Do
  • swimming
  • arts or crafts
  • music
  • gardening
  • sport
  • adult basic education
  • befriending
  • cooking

If you would like to find out more about volunteering contact us.

Contact us

If you want to find out more about our day service, projects or want to volunteer please call us on 01358 281141 or visit our Facebook page.

You and your carer can arrange to visit the day service. Please call us to arrange a visit. 

Ellon Resource Centre
29 Station Road
Ellon
AB41 9AE

Ellon Day Opportunities is assessed and graded by the Care Inspectorate for the quality of service we provide.

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