Solas - community and day services

Solas - community and day services

Solas is the new collective name for community and day services at the Ayrshire Hospice and means “a place of light, a place of solace, a place of comfort”.

At Solas our team provides physical, practical, emotional and spiritual support to patients with a life-limiting illness through a wide range of services that are tailored to the individual needs of the patient:

  • The Solas team provide care in a variety of places - at home, in the community or in our day services centre offering a unique and safe place for our patients to relax and be themselves.
  • Holistic care is provided: from clinical assessment and advice to therapy groups and peer support our patients benefit in many different ways.
  • We recognise the importance of family members and carers to our patients. We offer a range of services designed to give them time out and peace of mind too, as well as practical and emotional support.

At Solas we are a team. A team that aims to make today matter.

Patients and their families have access to a wide range of community and day services at Solas including:

  • Specialist Palliative Community Nursing Team
  • Day services
  • Respite and response service
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Therapy and interest groups
  • Complementary therapy
  • Lymphoedema service
  • Family Care Service
  • Bereavement support
  • Spiritual care
  • Social work
  • Medical review / outpatient clinic
  • Drop in café (Wednesday, 10am-4pm)
  • Carers' café (Friday, 2-4pm)
  • Hairdressing
  • Headwayr

For further information about Solas please contact our community and day services manager, Margaret Cassidy on 01292 269200 or email