Renfrewshire Council

Falcon Day Centre

*Falcon Day Centre is currently closed *

Falcon Day Centre provides day care to older people who have been assessed as requiring a service to help them remain in their community and be as independent as possible. The centre caters for older people who have a diagnosis of dementia, or who have a reduced physical capacity.

A typical day in the centre offers varied activities which promote social skills and aim to meet individual, personal and physical needs.

We offer support with personal care, for example, hairdressing, chiropody and bathing. We encourage clients to enjoy company and take advantage of the many activities and social events that we provide.

These include:

  • outings
  • group work activities (quiz games, music, craft work)
  • art tutor
  • Occupational Therapy
  • District Nurses
  • Physiotherapy
  • tai chi classes
  • pet therapy
  • reality orientation
  • a library service, and
  • support and advice to carers

We provide tea and toast (porridge in the winter), lunch and afternoon tea and can cater for all dietary needs.

There is a day care charge and a small charge for meals. Staff can advise you how much it will cost or give you a price list.

What is the centre like?

Falcon Day Centre is purpose built and is situated entirely on the ground floor.

It is light and airy and has a main dining area, 5 sitting areas and 'homebase' and 'workbase' (which are used for arts and crafts).

It is suitable for people who use wheelchairs and people who have difficulty getting around.

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm

There are 5 key areas that shape our service delivery:

  • Timelines
  • Qualified staff
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Service user reviews within 4-5 weeks of commencement of service, and
  • Absence management.

Our service objectives are to:

  • encourage you in decision making
  • help you live in your own home if you want to do so
  • promote social stimulation and prevent isolation
  • provide social care and health care
  • help you to live as independently as possible
  • provide support and information to carers, and
  • provide meaningful activities.

We aim to provide:

  • independence
  • dignity
  • privacy
  • choice
  • equal opportunities
  • safety, and
  • motivation

Policies and procedures

Copies are available and staff will be pleased to help you with any issues arising.

All children visiting the unit are required to be supervised at all times by an accompanying adult.

You can also let us know what you think about meals, activities, staff and transport at any time. We also encourage feedback on a regular basis by issuing mini surveys and hosting reviews.


We actively seek your participation in making decisions about the centre.

You can, if you wish, get involved in:

  • focus groups
  • activity planning groups
  • client meetings, and
  • recruitment of staff

How do I access this service?

You can contact the Adult Services Referral Team (ASeRT) and staff are always happy to help.

GPs and other healthcare professionals can also make referrals and after you have been referred a member of staff will contact you to arrange to visit you at home and assess your needs.

How do I get to the centre?

We provide transport to and from the centre.

Contact us direct for any other queries not mentioned above:

  • phone: 0300 300 0370 
  • or write to us at: Falcon Day Centre, 1 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS