The Gate (The Donaldson Trust)

Who is this for?

  • People aged 16 years old and over

Who provides this?

  • The Donaldson Trust


The Gate is a skills development and training service for adults with neuro-diversities.

Trainees at the Gate will have the opportunity to enhance your skills and improve your wellbeing and confidence through a wide range of activities, including vocational and accredited courses, all of which are run by skilled tutors and tradespeople.

The Gate operates 48 weeks of the year. Trainees at The Gate can choose to attend for between half a day and 5 days a week, depending on your availability and chosen workshops.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?

Funded by Self Directed Support.

Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 4.00 pm

Contact Details

The Donaldson Trust, Preston Road, Livingston EH49 6HZ

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Type of support on offer:

Support in person
Support with others


Black and minority ethnic communities
Healthy living
Long term conditions/disabilities
Older people
Social groups
Young people

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