Project information

Let the Sun Shine

Rainbow Care Centre has been providing Day Centre for disadvantaged elderly for over 25 years. They live with either a Physical/Mental Disability, like Dementia, or live on their own suffering from Loneliness or Depression. Donations would cover running costs so we can continue making a difference.

October 2016 - October 2017

Charity information: Rainbow Care Centre

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  • Need


    The Day Centre bridges a gap between independent living and being in a care home. Our service is for the vulnerable elderly who live on their own and have no means to be a part of the community without support. Isolation is a cause of Loneliness and/or Depression. Most of our Members have no access to any physical and mental activity which we believe is vital for overall Health and Wellbeing ... And we want to continue bringing sunshine to their lives.


    At the Day Centre, Members are provided with Physical and Mental stimulation with a variety of activities each day. This not only addresses lack of activity but also relieves them of their isolation as we operate in a group setting. They meet with peers, often in similar situations and are looked after by experienced Care Officers and friendly staff. Mobility needs of all are addressed with our ground floor accessible entry and customised transport.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Reduce Depression/Loneliness in Disadvantaged Elderly


    » Bringing at least 46 Members into a Social Setting over the year, apart from public holidays.
    » Engaging Members in activities on a daily basis within a group setting.

    What success will look like

    -Maintaining record of Members attending
    -Maintaining Activity Plan on a weekly basis

    Aim 2

    Improve Health and well Being in Disadvantaged Elderly


    » Providing physical and mental stimulation to atleast 46 members over the week
    » Ensuring all support needs are met on a daily basis

    What success will look like

    -Care Officers maintaining Care Plan for each Individual
    -Maintaining activity plan on a weekly basis
    -Feedback through Reviews

    Aim 3

    Improve Social Inclusion


    » Organising events at Day Centre involving members of local and relevant organisations.
    » Organising at least 5 events over the summer months.
    » Organising at least 2 events over the festive period for all members.

    What success will look like

    -Feedback through Reviews and Member's Forum
    -Website and Social media updates

  • Impact


    -Improve and Maintain Health and Well Being of Disadvantaged Elderly. This will be demonstrated through feedback not only from Members but their carers, family and/or staff at accommodation.
    -Relieving from Isolation, Loneliness and/or Depression. this would be reflected in the statistics generated through reviews and also in feedback from carers, family and/or staff at accommodations.


    Our biggest concern is securing the costs of running the Day Centre. Without the generosity of funders we would have to rely on our Members for generation of funds, which we want to keep to a minimum due to their disadvantaged position in the society.
    We have been funded by Glasgow City Council since our inception, their contribution covering salaries and some running costs. Due to transformation of Glasgow City Council's funding system and major cutbacks, we are looking to secure our costs.


    Reports have been provided in the past taking form of Donor's Feedback Report/Form, Letters and Pictures and or copies of the following:
    -Outcomes from reviews by management
    -Updates on website and Social media
    -Copies of Member's Forum

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £39,360

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,886 Staff Training and travel meeting care standards and requirements
      £3,000 church service charge Rent for Day Centre
      £4,147 office and general costs Phones, software, broadband costs
      £9,159 grocery and cleaning providing meals to members everyday
      £5,966 Outings/Events organising events and outings within community
      £9,000 centre entertainment provision of activities and entertainment for elderly
      £2,071 legal and professional meeting standards
      £3,131 motor expenses customised transport for members

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Robertson Trust £15,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The NHS GGC area, that Carnwadric comes under, contains the most deprived data zone in Scotland.There are 6,505 data zones in Scotland. They are ranked from 1 (most deprived) to 6,505 (least deprived) Carnwadric ranks at 1.
    According to a survey by NHSGGC in November 2015, for the Most Deprived 15% data zones 11% Feel Isolated, 17% Do Not Feel as a Valued Part of the Community and 40%, between 65-74, did not meet the criteria of 150 minutes of physical activity in the whole week.


    We have a total of 46 members who attend the Day Centre over the week. The hall provided for the Day centre has a maximum capacity of 22 and we are operating on maximum capacity, most of the year. Statistics regarding our members is as follows:
    • 18 live in Supported Accommodation. 39%
    • Total of 34 live alone. 74%
    • 13% have a physical/ mental disability
    • 35% live with Dementia
    • 28% have Reduced Mobility

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have a profound structure for maintaining, recording and reporting on accounts and a team of Care Staff we pride on. We have been holding AGMs since getting registered. Over the years we have had 6 inspections by the Care Inspectorate, always getting a good grading. Glasgow City Council has been funding us since our inception and people who have worked with our Day Centre are more than happy to give reference if required.
    Our team and Board comrises honest, caring and experienced people.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Ann Walsh

    Ann is the Care Centre Manager. She has been with the Day Centre for over 14 years.

    Zahra Jaffery

    I am the Business Development Officer. My role is to apply, monitor and report on grants and funds obtained.