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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 […]

Sing out at St Serf’s

October 29, 2014 by


THE SINGING GROUP FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA & THEIR CARER(S) (Formerly known as Singing for the Brain) Our group has been running since June 2010, meeting at 2.30pm on the first and third Thursday of each month. We currently meet at Inverleith St Serf’s Church Hall on Clark Road, Edinburgh The group is for people […]

New projects to help families tackle money worries

October 19, 2014 by


£2.4 million funding to help families deal with debt Community projects which will help vulnerable families deal with debt and welfare problems are to benefit from a £2.4 million funding boost. The money will see 16 projects receive significant funding through the Scottish Legal Aid Board’s ‘Tackling Money Worries’ programme. Local independent advice agency Granton […]

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 […]

Bid to cut presence of payday lenders in communities

August 10, 2014 by


The face of Scotland’s high streets changed markedly during the recent recession – as household names like Woolworth’s, Jessop’s and HMV disappeared units often lay empty for months. Some were replaced by pound shops or charity shops but the other notable feature was the growing presence of the payday lenders on our shopping streets – […]


August 6, 2014 by


PYCP’s Preventative Opportunities Programme (POP) are now looking to receive referrals for young people aged 14-18 years to start now and continue until February next year. It is a six month intensive support package for young people and their families. We will offer the young person 1:1 support, group work based sessions on a range […]

Care in crisis: charities issue wake-up call

June 10, 2014 by


All across Scotland a huge but invisible army is caring for increasing numbers of older, ill or disabled loved ones, new research has revealed. The report highlights a crisis of carers struggling without support and huge gaps in national understanding of growing social issue. Research published to mark Carers Week 2014 (9 – 15 June) reveals worrying public […]

CY4You: New service for vulnerable young people launched

June 3, 2014 by


CY4You, a one-to-one support service to help vulnerable young people, has been officially launched by the specialist relationships and sexual health charity Caledonia Youth. Stacey Burns and Rachael Mulhern, two young women who have benefitted from Caledonia Youth services, helped launch the initiative and were joined by Kezia Dugdale MSP, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education […]

Sainsbury’s: search is on for local charity

May 16, 2014 by


Sainsbury’s Blackhall are calling on customers to cast their votes and help a registered local charity receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support. From Wednesday 28 May, customers will be able to vote for their favourite local charity either in store or by visiting The retailer’s Local Charity scheme is now in […]

STV provides FAST support for family school project

February 18, 2014 by


Save the Children has received over £177,000 from the STV Appeal 2013 to deliver its Families and Schools Together (FAST) programme across Scotland. Families and Schools Together (FAST) is an award-winning, family focused programme that brings together parents, children, teachers and the wider community to make sure children get the support they need to fulfil […]