Pilton Community Health Project has been working in the Pilton area since 1984 - that makes it the oldest community health project in Scotland.
We use a social model of health - looking at how health is affected by everyday life and is as much about the quality of your emotional and social situation as about your experience of disease or disability.
We are rooted in the community and have always worked using a community development approach to tackle ill health in the area. It is a process that includes:
- promoting learning, knowledge, skills, confidence and the ability to act collectively
- taking positive action to address inequalities in power, access and participation
- strengthening organisation, networking and leadership with and between communities
- working for change through increased local democracy, participation and involvement in public affairs.