Colinton Care Home

69 Spylaw Road
EH10 5BP


Tel: 0131 341 4580

Care Provider: Brighterkind (Loyds) Limited

Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing, Dementia, Respite.
Availability Call for details
Prices Start From £1,300.00
Overall CQC Rating Not Yet Rated
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Meet The Manager

Gordon Philp is Home Manager at Colinton Care Home.

A real home has as much personality as the people who live there. That’s why we’ve made Colinton a place you’d be proud of and happy to live in – just as you would your own home. 

Set in large, landscaped grounds, Colinton Care Home is a beautiful secluded retreat in the suburbs of Edinburgh. We are delighted to announce we recently completed a major programme of refurbishment and improvements, which have made a huge difference to life here.

We offer brighterkind care – a person-centred approach that is delivered through quality care, recreation and activities, and food and dining. Our warm and inviting residence provides the comforts of home with 24-hour support.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care, Palliative.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Wheel Chair Bound, Walking Frame, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist .
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Elderly Frail.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

Each floor has a small living room but we also have a main living room and summer house where we come together as a Group as well as a TV lounge, with a 50-inch plasma, for people to enjoy at their leisure.

You can use these rooms to entertain your family and friends, spend time with other residents or take part in activities. If you’re looking for a bit of peace and tranquillity away from the company of others, we also have dedicated quiet spaces for you to enjoy.

Our living rooms provide the ideal spaces to hold many of our activities – and it’s always up to you if you want to get involved.

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, TV Lounges, Sitting Rooms.

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, Optician, Dentist, Hairdressers, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Seating, Secure Garden, Sensory Garden, Summer House.

Colinton brochure.pdf

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Our recent refurbishment means all our bedrooms are looking their very best. Each room has coordinated carpets, curtains, bedspread, and a feature wallpaper wall that looks fantastic. Your bedroom furniture consists of: an appropriate bed suitable to your needs, double wardrobe, three-drawer chest, bedside table with lockable drawer, over-bed table, desk, desk chair and armchair.

All our rooms are en-suite and there’s also a TV for enjoying your favourite programmes or watching a film in the privacy of your room.

We understand that moving into Colinton can be a considerable transition, but one we try to make feel as easy as possible. Your room is your own personal space, which is why we encourage you to personalise your room if you like, by hanging your favourite pictures and decorating with ornaments and other personal possessions.  We have a handyman on site who can get those little jobs done without any fuss. 

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 53
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 53

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Telephone Point.

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We’re a diverse group, from different backgrounds and with different roles, but we all have something fundamental in common – every single one of us is passionate about care.

It’s almost like a sixth sense: people who are always on hand to help, but with enough empathy to know when to leave you be; people who don’t have favourites, and who are always busy creating the little moments of kindness that make a real difference to life here.

As well as our team of highly trained carers and nurses, district nurses also visit the home regularly and are on call to provide services, should they be needed at any time. We also receive regular visits from GPs, dentists and opticians as required. And everyone gets stuck in together – whether to serve breakfast or join in our special activities.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Fees Start From £1,300.00

The Importance Of Meal Times

We firmly believe that when you eat well, you live well too. This is a core part of our brighterkind philosophy of care, centring on good nutrition and the importance of mealtimes as a social occasion.

Each day our chef prepares restaurant-style, three-course meals combining variety with a balanced diet and an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. And we can cater to any dietary or health requirements, however complex.

There is a dining room on each floor – spaces that always become a hub of conversation and laughter, and which give even our more frail residents a chance to come together and socialise. Whether it’s tea and scones in the garden or a roast each Sunday, we encourage our residents to make the most of living in a friendly environment.

There will be plenty of people to meet, and a lot of stories to share. Of course, when, where and who you eat with is entirely up to you. Friends and family can join you as often as you’d like (at a small charge). Our extras menu gives you the option to order cereals, soups and sandwiches at any point in the day.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

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Activities Are So Important

A willingness to get involved and try new things is something we see time and again, once people are given the opportunity. We have a Recreation and Activities Team who oversees everything, but all our staff regularly brainstorm new ideas, too. And our residents vote on their suggestions, so we can be sure everyone’s looking forward to something, every day.

Activities vary each week: from cinema club to armchair aerobics and live music. And everything’s flexible. If it’s sunny we try and get outside, so everyone can appreciate the best of the day.

Technology has opened up the world for us here; keeping our residents connected and stimulated. From meeting a great-grandchild for the first time on Skype, to a live virtual tour of an art exhibition in Copenhagen, we make sure everyone gets exactly what they want from it – and it’s something we plan on using more and more.

We’ve built excellent links to the community, allowing residents to continue their lives outside the home with ease. We regularly take trips to local shops, cafes and the Botanic Gardens.

Every brighterkind home now has a Magic Moments Club which provides a vast range of activities and fun things to do that are open to all of our residents:

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Activities At Home
Music, Singing, Painting, Gardening, Quiz Games, Board Games, Exercise Class, Crosswords, Word Games, Excursions, 1 to 1 Activities, Dancing, Card Games, Themed Events, Birthday Celebrations, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Shopping, Garden Centre.

69 Spylaw Road
EH10 5BP

Not yet rated.

Bus Stop nearby, Train Station nearby.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Shops, Restaurant, Park, Pub.

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