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LOOPS phone line service for older people

November 10, 2014 by


In October, Volunteer Centre Edinburgh launched a new dedicated phone line for people aged 65 and over living in North West and South East Edinburgh giving easy access to information on a huge range of activities available to them.  loops nw poster Using a dedicated direct dial number 0131 603 8311, lines will be open […]

Come along to PEP’s AGM

October 22, 2014 by


It’s been an event-packed year for Pilton Equalities Project (PEP), what with special anniversaries and awards to celebrate, so why not find out all about it at PEP’s annual General Meeting?  Pilton Equalities Project ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Monday 17 November 2014 11-12noon PEP Centre, 3 West Pilton Park Edinburgh R.S.V.P. Email: If you require transport please call […]

New phone line for over-65s launches tomorrow

October 7, 2014 by


INTRO with map Volunteer Centre Edinburgh is to launch a new dedicated phone line for people aged 65 and over living in North West and South East Edinburgh giving easy access to information on a huge range of activities available to them. The new service, which starts starts tomorrow (Wednesday 8 October), uses a dedicated […]

Community Connecting …

September 16, 2014 by


… and coffee in Corstorphine! What is Community Connecting? Community Connecting is a free service for anyone aged over 65 living in the South East or North West areas of Edinburgh. Normally lasting for up to 16 weeks, Community Connecting could help you get out of the house more, take up a new activity or […]

Seagrove Centre Open Day

August 28, 2014 by


At North Edinburgh Dementia Care’s Seagrove Centre we provide fun and stimulating activities for our members and a wee break for their carers. We aim to help people stay as well as they can for as long as they can which may help avoid the need for them to move into a care home. We […]

NHS Lothian to consult on Victoria Hospital plans

August 18, 2014 by


NHS Lothian’s plans to develop the Royal Victoria Hospital site off Craigleith Road have been submitted, and members of the public can see what is being proposed at a session in Comely Bank early next month. NHS Lothian plans to develop the site to provide a range of accommodation – both residential and non-residential – […]

Nominate your champion in Age Scotland awards

August 6, 2014 by


Age Scotland is asking people across Scotland’s communities to nominate a champion in their annual awards. The Charity, which is dedicated to helping people in Scotland enjoy a better later life, is looking for nominations for the Age Scotland Awards 2014, which will be presented in the Scottish Parliament later this year. The Awards celebrate […]

Altmann: Older workers ‘still have so much to offer’

July 14, 2014 by


Economist, policy expert and consumer champion Dr Ros Altmann CBE has been appointed by the Westminster government as its new Business Champion for Older Workers. The appointment, announced today by DWP Minister Steve Webb, marks the latest step in the government’s drive to support over-50s in the UK labour market. Dr Altmann – a former […]

PEP celebrates quarter century

July 13, 2014 by


How do you pack twenty-five years of history into a two hour time slot – and leave time for lunch too? It was a Herculean task for for Pilton Equalities Project, but like so many challenges they’ve faced in the past the local project passed the test with flying colours! Staff past and present, volunteers, service […]

All CHANGE for community transport

June 28, 2014 by


    Funding boost is early birthday present for PEP Pilton Equalities Project (PEP) is one of five community transport initiatives set to receive a funding boost from the Change Fund. It’s great news for one of North Edinburgh’s longest established community organisations – PEP celebrates it’s 25th anniversary next month. The Change Fund for […]