Leuchie House opens doors for Disabled Access Day

People with disabilities and their carers are being invited to visit national respite centre, Leuchie House in East Lothian next Saturday, Disabled Access Day.

The open morning from 10.30-12.00 on Saturday 12 March will give people an insight into life at the centre and what they can expect during a respite break at the house.

Visitors will have an opportunity to take a tour of the house and see the facilities available. There will also be a chance to try out some of the activities guests enjoy during a stay at Leuchie. These will include taster physiotherapy sessions, relaxing therapies such as massage, reiki and Indian head massage, and some of the regular activities that form Leuchie’s daily in-house activities programme.

Some of the guests currently on holiday at Leuchie will be on hand too to chat to visitors and share their experiences of staying at the centre.

The programme for the morning will end with a woodland walk along Leuchie’s specially adapted outdoor walkway, and a chance to see the landscaped grounds around the country house.

Leuchie’s Carolyn Roulstone said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming people from near and far to Leuchie House on Disabled Access Day. We love to show people around the house and give them a flavour of all that’s involved in a break here. For some people, coming for respite care to a new place can be daunting. Looking around the house, trying out some of our activities, and chatting to guests and staff is a great way to get a feel for what it’s like to come for a respite break at Leuchie and how it could benefit most people living with a long term condition.

“Disabled Access Day is all about giving people with disabilities a chance to try something new. So we’ll be supporting our guests to get out and about too to take part in some of the other events going on in Edinburgh and East Lothian.”

The event is free and open to everyone. Further information at www.leuchiehouse.org.uk.