Renfrewshire Council

Ralston Day Centre

Ralston 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 interaction and aim to meet individual, personal, physical and care needs. We offer support with personal care:

  • hairdressing;
  • manicures;
  • dentist;
  • Occupational Therapy
  • District Nurses
  • Physiotherapy
  • chiropody (at a cost of £15); and
  • bathing and shaving.

We encourage clients to enjoy company and take advantage of the many activities and social events which we provide. These include:

  • outings;
  • group work activities ( quiz games, music and craft work);
  • reality reminiscence; and
  • library services.

We provide tea and a morning roll and biscuits and tea in the afternoon. We cater for all dietary needs. There is a day care charge and a small fee for meals. Staff can tell you how much the meals cost.

What is the centre like?

Ralston Day Centre is situated entirely on the ground floor. It has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It has a main dining area, 3 sitting areas, hairdressing salon and back and front gardens.

It is suitable for people who use wheelchairs and handrails are placed throughout the centre for those with poor mobility.

How do I get to the centre?

We provide transport to and from the centre.

There are 5 key service standards:

  • timelines;
  • qualified staff;
  • customer satisfaction;
  • consultation; and
  • access to service information.

Our service objectives are to:

  • help you live in your own home within the community 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;
  • encourage you in decision making; and
  • provide meaningful activities.

We aim to provide:

  • independence;
  • dignity;
  • privacy;
  • choice;
  • equal opportunities;
  • safety; and
  • motivation.

Policies and procedures

Copies of policies and procedures 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.

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 4.30pm


We actively seek your participation in making decisions about the centre. You can, if you wish, get involved in:

  • Carer groups/meetings;
  • Staff meetings;
  • 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.  Details at bottom of the page.

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.

Contact us direct for any other queries not mentioned above:

  • Phone: 0300 300 0370 option 2
  • or write to us at: Ralston Day Centre, 6 Allanton Avenue, Paisley, PA1 3BL