Ciaran’s House Edinburgh

450 Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4SS

0131 664 7557


The house an 11 minute walk away from the hospital

It takes five minutes to walk from the house to the nearest shop

The longest family stay was 135 days in 2021/22

109 families stayed at Ciaran’s House in 2021/22

Facilities at Ciaran’s House

  • Nine en suite bedrooms
  • Lounges
  • Teenage and play room
  • Laundry room
  • Kitchen diners
  • Free parking
Ciaran’s House Exterior

Induction times for new families are 9am to 1pm on Mondays to Thursday and 9am to 12pm on Friday. Ciaran’s House Home from Home Manager is Mandy Tait available to contact on 07747 686362

The house itself is amazing, it’s so well run, Mandy and Sandra are just lovely and go out of their way to make things bearable when you are dealing with so much as a family. Ciaran’s house was an amazing resource and we used it right through Aaron’s treatment.

Marianne, mum of Aaron, diagnosed with aveolar rhabdomyosarcoma

How Ciaran’s House got its name

In 2018 we launched a competition to name Ciaran’s House, asking families who had stayed at our old Home from Home in Edinburgh, CLIC Villa, to put forward nominations.

The winning name was put forward by young cancer patient Reon, 13, whose brother Ciaran, 16, twice donated him his bone marrow, after he was diagnosed with leukaemia. The boys’ mum Aileen said: “This is fantastic news – I am feeling very emotional. CLIC Sargent has been an absolute rock for my family.”

Votes for the name came from as far afield as America and Australia to name our new Home from Home, which saw three other families nominate their ‘cancer heroes’. In honour of all four names put forward for the vote, we decided to take the initial from each cancer hero (Ciaran, April, Leona and Ian) and name a room ‘CALI’s Room’.