About Us

‘The Open Door aims to reduce isolation and loneliness by providing love, friendship, support, inclusion and a sense of community.’ Our Mission Statement

We provide vital support services to the elderly, those with additional support needs, those with mental health issues and the carers of such individuals.

Our objective is to reduce isolation and promote inclusion by providing:

  • Social clubs and support services for older adults
  • A popular community coffee shop that is open to all- 5 days a week
  • Carer respite on a Saturday
  • A Community centre for everyone
  • Rooms for hire and window space to let
  • A fully supported volunteer program

Read our story to find out how we started and how we have grown.

The Open Door Team

The Open Door has 8 members of staff working a mix of part-time and full-time. And many, many wonderful volunteers!

The Open Door Trustees

We are governed by a Board of voluntary Trustees who meet monthly to discuss issues and oversee the implementation of an agreed strategic plan.

Our current board members are:

Nigel Griffiths (chairman); Simon Jackson (treasurer); Val Smart; Mary Marek; Hazel Mclachlan; Euan Murray; Jean Thompson; Archie Cairns; Edith Maden

The Open Door Funding

We receive Funding through a number of channels. Our annual Financial Report is externally examined by Greenbank Chartered Accountants and provided to Companies House and the Charities Commission.  You can receive a copy on request.  Our Treasurer’s Report is a summary of the full Financial Report. Please see “Our funding” for more information.

The Open Door Registrations

The Open Door is a registered Scottish Charity and a company Limited by guarantee. We are inspected by the Scottish Care Inspectorate (SCSWIS.com). Click HERE, and enter our registration number CS2010250216 to see our most recent Report.