Shaw has an excellent reputation throughout the UK care sector for high standards of care and consistent professionalism. The Edinburgh Branch covers the South West and Pentlands areas providing a reliable and flexible homecare service with skilled Support Workers, fully trained to meet the highest standards of care, supporting people to remain living independently in their own home with packages personalised to meet their individual needs.

Whether you need a respite service, short term support after leaving hospital or ongoing support, Shaw can help. A full list of the range of services offered is detailed below. The prices listed on this site are only guideline ranges, prices depend on the actual needs required based on our detailed and bespoke assessment, ensuring you only ever pay for what you need.

Please contact your local branch to discuss how Shaw can support you or your loved one.

Unit 26, Castlebrae Business Park, Peffer Place, Edinburgh, EH16 4BB

Elizabeth Lothian

Telephone: 0131 662 9226

Type of Service: Home Care Agency (Privately Owned)

Service User Information:
Provides Carers directly to the general public: Yes

Number of Carers: 60+

Fees Guide: £12.00 – £15.00

Services Offered:

  • Personal Care (on a contracted hours basis)
  • 24 Hour Care
  • Live in Carer • Adult Care (18+)
  • Personal Care Assessments
  • Risk Assessments in the Home

Care Offered:

  • Alcohol Dependence (Past or present)
  • Cancer Care
  • Dementia
  • Drug Dependence (past or present)
  • Elderly Care
  • High Dependency Care, two carers attending
  • Learning Disability
  • Medication Assistance
  • Mental Health Condition
  • Palliative Care
  • Personal Hygiene Care
  • Physical Disability
  • Respite cover
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Domestic Services / Home Help
  • Call in Service
  • Cleaning Service
  • Companionship
  • Food Preparation & Serving
  • Laundry Service
  • Shopping Service / Errands
  • Sit in Service
  • Transportation Service
Shaw Covid Compliant
Shaw Covid Compliant

Dear Relatives,

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support of all our care homes and hard-working staff throughout the past year. It has been an incredibly challenging year for everyone, and we recognise the impact that the pandemic has had on all those connected to our homes and within our local communities. We are now hopefully seeing a way back to normal and look forward to opening our doors fully in the coming months.

However, following the recent announcement by the government, we are pleased to advise that from Monday 12th April 2021 our care homes in England will be able to allow visits from 2 named visitors(subject to a negative Lateral Flow Test and PPE being worn). We will also be extending visiting into the weekends as long as it is booked in advance. Your care home will discuss with you the guidelines we need to follow for you to become a named visitor.

Furthermore, we are also delighted to announce that for the first-time visits can include a child or baby. Children under the age of 2 will not count towards the 2 named visitor quota. Clearly, visits involving children will need to be carefully managed and in agreement with the home manager. As per the guidance those over the age of 11 will need to wear PPE and be tested (with parental consent).

Another development in the new approach to visiting is the nomination of an ‘essential care giver’. The essential care giver role is intended as a way of supporting the relatively small proportion of our residents who need some element of care and support that could only ever be provided by someone with a unique personal relationship with the resident, perhaps formed over many years. It is likely that this person will already be part of the ongoing care plan for the resident. All this will be at the discretion of the manager and the care giver will be subject to the rigorous testing regime currently undertaken by our own staff. Please speak with your Home Manager for further details.

In summary from 12th April 2021 the new government guidelines for care home visits allow for;

1. 2 named visitors (see the guidance for help on how you could become a named visitor and what restrictions apply)

2. Children can also visit with those under the age of 2 not counted as part of the 2 named visitor quota (see the guidance for help and what restrictions apply)

3. A person can apply for essential carer status but this will need to assessed and agreed by the Home Manager and is subject to rigorous testing.

The Government guidance on care home visiting in England can be found HERE.