"I am pleased with the standard of care and accommodation my mother is receiving and I would recommend Collisdene to others in our town, who were looking for a care provider."

"I was very happy with my brother's respite care in Collisdene and I am considering a permanent placement."

"Best Place Ever! Staff are lovely and we are very happy with the care for my sister at Collisdene Care Centre."

Collisdene Care Centre




126 Glasgow Road, Strathaven, Lanarkshire ML10 6NL

Collisdene Care Centre is situated in the beautiful South Lanarkshire town of Strathaven, set amongst landscaped gardens with open views of the surrounding countryside. Designed to provide person-centred support in small groups, Collisdene consists of three warm and welcoming houses.

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Collisdene Care Centre

With a strong focus on enablement, our three small group living environments provide 24-hour individualised nursing care for people with Learning Disabilities including physical and sensory impairment. Furnished to the highest standard, all of our houses have domestic facilities and single rooms, the majority of which are en-suite.

Our priority is making our residents feel at home in a safe and welcoming environment. Our highly trained team support each individual in living as independently as possible, helping them to reach their full potential. This is backed up with multi-skilled nursing teams who work with a person-centred approach, tailored to residents' individual needs.

Each of our three houses has a dedicated Activities Organiser. They provide a range of activities to residents to promote stimulation and wellbeing. We are also proud to have partnered with the ‘Oomph On Demand’ digital activities platform. While we are unable to welcome external activity partners into the centre due to coronavirus restrictions, this allows our residents to enjoy virtual entertainment and exercise classes whenever they wish.

We are currently welcoming enquiries and virtual viewings. Making an appointment allows us to spend more time with you. Please contact Dawn McCormick, Care Centre Manager, to arrange a virtual viewing or to ask for a brochure. We look forward to meeting you!

Care Information

Person in charge

Dawn McCormick

Care Home Type

Nursing Care Home

Number of rooms

29 Rooms

Local Authority

South Lanarkshire Council

Registered Care Categories

Learning Disability

Specialist Care Categories

Down Syndrome

Available Care Services

Respite Care
Nursing Care
Palliative Care
Residential Care
Own GP if required

Meet the Manager

Dawn McCormick

Dawn McCormick, Care Home Manager

A warm welcome to our three care units in the historic market town of Strathaven. Having worked with the team here for the last few years I am delighted to have taken on the role of Manager.

After completing my training with the NHS and 14 years as a Registered Nurse with the service, I moved into the care sector and have enjoyed every minute. The variety of each day and the wonderful daily interactions with our residents and dedicated team are a joy.

Having worked in the care sector for many years, I have gained considerable experience in supporting those with learning disabilities and behaviours that could be perceived as challenging.
At Collisdene we have three different houses, helping us to support a wide range of client needs in small group settings.

Castle View is the largest house at Collisdene, catering for those with learning disabilities who have complex nursing needs.

Park View is designed to support our more able residents with learning disability needs. The smaller of our three houses, it is perfect for those who may benefit from a quieter, more relaxed environment.

Avon House offers varying levels of support for male clients specifically with emotional and behavioural challenges.

With a highly trained and dedicated team, our focus is on supporting all of our residents to achieve the maximum independent lifestyle possible.

For me, the thing that stands out about Castle View, Park View and Avon House is their affinity with the local community and vice-versa. Under normal circumstances, many of our residents would be out and about going bowling, going to the cinema, going for meals and attending local groups. We would also get involved in local events and with local charities in the town regularly.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the team here have worked hard to innovate using technology to maintain our community links and residents’ active lifestyles virtually instead.

We pride ourselves on providing a real family environment in all three of our houses, with some members of our team and residents having been a part of the family for over 20 years. Our staff are proactive, engage with our residents wonderfully and find working here incredibly rewarding, as do I!

I would love to help you with your search for care and answer any questions you may have. Please contact me on 01357 684956 for an informal chat.


Robert P (Brother of Resident)

Best Place Ever! Staff are lovely and we are very happy with the care for my sister at Collisdene Care Centre.

Jean H (Sister of Resident)

My sister is perfectly happy and that is the main thing. The staff have always been very attentive.

Jane M (Sister of Resident)

I was very happy with my brother's respite care in Collisdene and I am considering a permanent placement.

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126 Glasgow Road, Strathaven, Lanarkshire ML10 6NL

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