Coronavirus Outbreak – Important Information

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Normal PCHP services, events and groups have been suspended to reduce risk to our community during the Coronavirus outbreak. Our office is also closed to visitors at this time.

Emergency Support

Edinburgh Crisis Centre
Call: 0800 801 0414
Text: 07974 429 075

Breathing Space (6pm-2am)
Call: 0800 83 85 87

Social Care Direct
Call (office hours): 0131 200 2324
Call (out of hours): 0800 731 6969

Scottish Women’s Aid
Call: 0800 027 1234

Call: 116 123

Support for Older People

Age Scotland
Call: 0800 12 44 222
Advice about Coronavirus

Call: 0131 510 6930

Alzheimer Scotland
Call: 0808 808 3000

Benefits Information

The latest information on financial support for those affected by the Coronavirus can be found here:

How Can I Help?

Volunteer Edinburgh have put together a brilliant FAQ for people who want to help their communities during the outbreak. Read it here.

Age Scotland have also offered some advice on how to look out for older friends, neighbours and relatives who may be experiencing loneliness or isolation. Read it here.

NHS Scotland Advice

Up to date advice can be found on NHS Inform here:

Access to Food

As PCHP’s offices are closing to visitors, we can no longer provide access to our Sharing Shelves for the near future.

Other organisations in North West Edinburgh are also affected in various ways but some will still be providing access to food – we have a list of these organisations here, which we will do our best to keep updated with the latest information.

Contact Us

If you want to get in touch with us at PCHP, you can still:


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What’s Next for PCHP?

We are looking into ways to continue to support the community at this time, working with other local organisations where possible. Please check back on this page or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to receive the latest updates on our work.

Note on data protection: in response to the challenges presented by coronavirus, PCHP will be pooling resources and information internally to enable us to meet the needs of our clients equitably and to ensure that the vital interests of our most vulnerable clients are met. If you have any questions or concerns, please email