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Banff Day Opportunities - Aberdeenshire Council

Previously Known As: Banff Day Services
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Record Number: 1357

Banff Day Opportunities
Colleonard Road
AB45 1DZ

Phone: 01261 455823

Email: mark.mcdermott@aberdeenshire.gov.uk


Banff Day Opportunities developed as a community based service to meet the needs of adults with learning disabilities living in the community after leaving hospital or full time education. A range of services are provided to meet the needs of individual people with disabilities, including opportunities in the areas of work, education and leisure, in Banff, Macduff, Turriff and the surrounding areas.

Services are not limited to those currently available - the opportunities available at Banff Day Services are flexible to address individual and service needs. Support workers can work on a one to one basis for specific opportunities to be accessed, for example swimming, or employment. Volunteers also offer their skills in supporting activities.

Use is also made of community and arts centres, educational facilities, swimming pools, clubs and local employers to provide work, learning experiences and social education opportunities.

Current activities include:

  • Abbidee Prints
  • Artsability
  • Community Awareness
  • Community Magazine production
  • Computer Courses
  • Creative arts
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Horticulture
  • Music and Movement
  • Photography
  • Relaxation

Groups and projects include:

  • Advocacy Group
  • Banff Environmental Action Team (BEAT)
  • Catering Project
  • Garden of Eden Project
  • Literacy Group
  • Pre Retirement Group
  • Scottish Heritage Group
  • Service Users Management Committee and Forum

Sport and exercise opportunities include:

  • Bowls and Ten Pin Bowling
  • Cycling Group
  • Gym Group
  • Horse Riding Group
  • Hill Walking Group
  • Sports
  • Swimming
  • Ultimate Bowling
  • Yoga


Volunteer application forms are available from Banff Day Services. People with specific skills and interests add variety and individual support to service users who share the same interests.


Placements are offered to students to gain practical skills experience and the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in a social work environment.

More Information

Area Covered: Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire Coverage: Banff & Buchan / Formartine

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9.00am-4.15pm (and flexible support)

Referral: Any family or person can request a referral for a day service as well as social workers, general practitioners, care managers - other professionals can refer people for a day service assessment

Transport Availability:

Transport is available, although service users are encouraged and supported to use public transport. Banff Day Services has two mini buses which operate in a defined area - each bus has an escort for journeys and has provision for wheelchair users and a wheelchair lift.


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Last Updated: 2018-05-17 13:41:48   
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