Craig Cycling
Michael and Pat good friends

Just some of the activities on offer at the John Orr Day Centre

  • Tutor led Computing sessions
  • Tutor led Arts & Crafts sessions
  • Tutor led Drama sessions
  • Tutor led Life Skills
  • Instructor led keep fit sessions

For more information about the services we offer across Scotland, download our Scotland brochure here.

John Orr is a registered day service for adults with learning disabilities. The centre is a bright, modern and spacious low level building, with wheelchair access and ample car parking.

There is access to a small community café in the foyer, a computer suite, and a large main hall within the community centre. The hall is used for functions and events, such as forum meetings and plays. Outside, there is a garden and a large grass sports court adjacent which has basketball and football facilities.

The people we support are at the heart of everything we do, the service prides itself on having a person centred approach. Audits and Care Inspectorate reports positively reflect our ethos rating the service as ‘very good’.

John Orr Day Service has a strong focus on the ‘Keys to Life’ strategy.

John Orr work in collaboration with partners to gain access to resources. This is the key to real transformative change and positive outcomes for the people we support.

John Orr promotes choice and independence. Creating opportunities for those we support to participate in all aspects of community and society.

Our weekly activity planner offers a choice of four outcome based meaningful activities per day, including:

  • Weekly computing sessions and internet safety courses
  • Arts and crafts sessions
  • Drama sessions from Glasgow Kelvin College
  • Life skills (for example. NHS Health Improvement Initiatives and cooking sessions)
  • ‘Listen to Me’ group forums and John Orr committee meetings. The people we support use these platforms to discuss issues and ideas.
  • Good Move’ walking group, enabling the people we support to visit parks, maintain their fitness and meet new people with similar interests
  • Links with the Glasgow Disability Alliance. This enable the people we support to have the opportunity to become a member of the group. Where they can gain access to free travel and access to activity programmes in the wider community.
  • Keep fit sessions to funky music at Tollcross Leisure Centre
  • Trips to city centre museums and exhibitions
  • Sing-a-long sessions. This allows people to develop their musical talents and abilities. They can also attend recording sessions at a Glasgow studio.
  • Activities such bowling, buggy rides, carpet bowls, snooker, tea dances, line dancing and trips to the library

Sitting at the heart of the local community, the John Orr day centre offers a place to:

Learn new skills

Make new friends

Interact with the local community

All with skilled professional support tailored to person entered needs

Please do not hesitate to contact the team if you have any questions.

Enquiries & referrals

Manager: Gail Browning
Tel: 07515 503421

Where to find us

160 Camlachie Street
G31 4DH