Welcome to our Community

Garvald West Linton is a provider of residential care and creative day opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. Situated in beautiful surroundings in the Scottish Borders, we are based 20 miles south of Edinburgh and five miles from the village of West Linton.

Welcome to our Community

Since 1944, Garvald West Linton has been a provider of residential care and creative day opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. Situated in beautiful surroundings in the Scottish Borders, we are based 25 miles south of Edinburgh and five miles from the village of West Linton.

Welcome to our Community

Since 1944, Garvald West Linton has been a provider of residential care and creative day opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. Situated in beautiful surroundings in the Scottish Borders, we are based 25 miles south of Edinburgh and five miles from the village of West Linton.

Residential Care

Day Services

Therapies

“The healthy social life is found, when in the mirror of each human soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the community the virtue of each one is living.” R. Steiner

At Garvald West Linton, we have created a social environment that promotes individual development and well-being. The philosophy supporting our work is based on the principles of Rudolf Steiner, whose approach to human psychology and development highlights the uniqueness of each individual human, whatever their disability. He also developed particular therapeutic methods that we practice here at Garvald. The provision of creative and productive work opportunities, a rhythmical daily life and a shared cultural life are important therapeutic factors in our work.

Regardless of whether they have a learning disability, many people who come to Garvald West Linton have not only experienced growth in their self-confidence, but also have developed personally by gaining new skills.

Garvald West Linton Ltd. is a registered Scottish Charity No. SCO20909

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Residential Care

At Garvald West Linton, we have developed a successful model of group living. Our model of group living provides opportunities for friendships to develop and a caring and supportive environment where social skills can be nurtured. 

Day Services

At the heart of Garvald lies the ideal of valuing the contribution of each individual. Residents and day service users are encouraged and supported to participate in productive and creative activity. This is achieved through the provision of a variety of workshops, which run from Monday to Friday and can be attended either daily or on specific days of the week.

Therapies

At Garvald West Linton, we also offer a range of complementary therapies remedies to aid in self development and growth.

I get to talk about my support plan at my reviews and I get to talk about things I want to change. I like how Willow is decorated. I feel nice in my bedroom and the living room. I feel safe in Willow. Staff are nice and they do their job well. I feel okay when staff change and I like meeting new staff. I go to staff when I am unhappy and they listen to me – they try to make me happy again.

- Garvald Resident

I like going on my bike with staff to go and have tea break with other staff. I miss staff when they leave. When staff notice I am unhappy they try and do something about it

- Garvald Resident