Palm Café Balerno

PALM is a social group café for people with dementia and their carers serving the communities of Balerno, Juniper Green and Currie.

The PALM café aims to:

    • Provide a space for people with dementia and their carers to meet others for support and social contact.
    • Use activities such as music, movement, reminiscence and craft to enhance the wellbeing of the person with dementia.
  • Provide an opportunity for informal support and information for carers.

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The PALM café is held in the St Joseph’s Centre, Balerno on the last Tuesday of the month from 2.30pm to 4pm. See our location map

If you would be interested in attending this group and would like more information please contact:

Clare Dow: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. telephone 0131 4497892  or use the Contact us form

We welcome volunteers to help in the running of the group. You do not require any previous experience and any time you can give will be greatly appreciated. 

Palm Café Location

The PALM Café takes place in the St Joseph’ s CentreBalerno next to  Balerno Parish Church, a landmark 0.5 mile  off the A40 (Lanark Road) in the village of Balerno.

Contact information

Address: St Joseph’s Centre, Balerno Parish Church 2 Main Street, Balerno EH14 7EH

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Car parking is free, and available either:

In the nearby Scotmid Car Park or on Johnsburn Road

  • Scotmid is visible taking the first exit at the mini-roundabout in front of the Church; follow the road round; the car park lies to the right side and rear of the building.
  • Johnsburn Road Take the 2nd exit off the mini roundabout and park on the right side parallel to the Church.

Buses: The PALM cafe is on the number 44 and 44a bus route from the city.

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The village of Balerno, a suburb of EdinburghScotland, is situated 8 miles south west of the city centre, next to Juniper Green and Currie. It is a vibrant community, that encourages fresh initiatives, and organisations for all age groups flourish. An accurate description would be “A village with a real sense of community spirit”.

Contact us

We’d love to hear from you if you want to:

  • Come along to the cafe
  • Help us
  • Access to information
  • Express your interest and support
  • Volunteer some time or skills

We welcome volunteers to help in the running of the group. You do not require any previous experience and any time you can give will be greatly appreciated. Please Contact Kay for more information on volunteering.

Contact: Kay Latimer on telephone: 0131 449 6186 or send us an email using this form. (Link to the Form to be added)


Volunteers are key to so much of what we do. We welcome volunteers to help in a variety of ways. Are you interested in offering some of your time? Find out how you can get involved.


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