History of LittleInch Erskine Care Centre
The town of Erskine was developed in the 1970s and provided much needed housing to replace some of the crumbling tenements of Glasgow. From ancient times, Erskine was a crossing point for the River Clyde between Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire. When the City of Glasgow grew in international importance at the start of the industrial revolution it necessitated the dredging and widening of the river; nevertheless a ferry service remained in place at Erskine. The ferry service ceased when the Erskine Bridge, built between 1967 and 1971, was opened by HRH The Princess Royal on the 2nd July 1971. Originally a toll bridge, the tolls were scrapped in 2006 and passage to the 26,000 daily vehicle crossings is free.
Erskine Care Centre was constructed in the mid 1970’s and was specifically designed to house and care for physically and mentally handicapped persons in a mix of single and companion rooms. Formerly called Westlands it was built on ground that formed part of Westlands Farm.
As social needs changed around the turn of the millennium the residents of Westlands were moved into smaller units in the community.
LittleInch acquired the vacant building in 2005 and started a major high quality refurbishment programme to meet the care needs of the local community of today and for the foreseeable future.
To this day Your Day Centre continues to evolve to meet your needs and demands.