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our people at Colinton

brighterkind Colinton Care Home in Edinburgh

A team to be proud of

We’re a diverse Group, from different backgrounds and with different roles, but we all have something fundamental in common – every single one of us is passionate about care.

From our Home Manager, Gordon Philp, and care team, through to our chefs and receptionists, our team is always on hand to help, but with enough empathy to know when to leave you be. We’re people who don’t have favourites, and who are always busy creating the little moments of kindness that make a real difference to life here.

A Home Manager who knows what matters

We do things differently at Colinton, and part of that is making sure residents and relatives always feel they’re being heard. “I make myself available for all the families,” says Gordon Philp, the Home Manager. “They can meet with me, phone me, email me or text me. I think relatives feel a lot happier if they can keep in regular communication.”

Gordon even uploads videos of activities and events to the home’s private YouTube channel, and emails pictures to relatives so they can see what Colinton residents are getting involved in.

All the help you need, all the care you want

As well as our team of highly trained carers and nurses, district nurses also visit the home regularly and are on call to provide services, should they be needed at any time. We have a hairdresser at the home every week too. Other health or care professionals that you’ve arranged are welcome to come and treat you at the home.

Care Homes no longer work on 'staff ratios'. brighterkind homes take pride in providing a higher level of personalised care for all our residents and have in place a suitably qualified, competent and skilled team to meet people’s care and treatment needs. Your Home Manager will discuss the level of care you require before you move in. The level of care offered may be adjusted if your care needs change


Considering a move into care can raise many questions. For our most frequently asked questions, take a look at our FAQ's. If you have a query that is not answered here, please contact our team, who will be able to help you.  

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