Local Organisations Providing Access to Food

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the UK lockdown, the information on this page is outdated as of 23 March 2020 – the organisations below may no longer be providing food, or their arrangements may have changed. We will update when we find out more. As mentioned in our post late last week, we have taken the hard decision to close Pilton Community Health Project to visitors to reduce risk to our community during the Coronavirus outbreak. This means we will no longer be able to provide access to our Sharing Shelves. Other local organisations are also affected, but here is a list of some which are still providing access to food…

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    Office Closed Due to Coronavirus

    Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have made some difficult decisions. We have chosen to close the PCHP office to visitors at this time. Visitors will be asked to call or email us, but please do not come to the office. Our priority is to reduce the risk as much as possible for local people, their families, supporters, volunteers, and our workers. We will have one hour of access to the Sharing Shelves between 12pm and 1pm each day. This will be controlled access and more information will be on our front doors. Up to date advice can be found on NHS Inform: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR1EZ5Ta20T7d-WIj69HavZfpcxvYj1rTaarLdd7XXFve_jZR7qhWt1AHP8 For the latest information on PCHP…

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    Women Supporting Women Video & Campaign

    Women Supporting Women have just launched a new campaign through the Aviva Community Fund, looking to raise money for their crisis and trauma support. Watch the short video below to learn more about the service and the need for more robust and accessible support for women in the local area. Find out more details at our Crowdfunder page, and please consider giving if you can. We need to reach our target by the closing date of 22 April, so every penny counts! Please keep sharing this campaign with anyone you know who may be able to help. Thank you.

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    Burns Community Ceilidh 2020 Photos

    Our 2020 Burns Community Ceilidh took place on Saturday 1st February, in partnership with Royston Wardieburn Community Centre, Granton Community Gardeners and City of Edinburgh Council. As you can see, we had a great time, with 250 people in attendance! Thank you to everyone who came along, to everyone who danced, performed, watched, cooked, ate, laughed, organised, cleaned up and otherwise helped make it such a special night! Thank you also to local mum Anna Ponikierska for these lovely photos of the event. You can click on them for a bigger view. To keep up to date with future PCHP events, keep an eye on our Calendar, or follow us…

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    #TeamPCHP at Edinburgh Marathon 2020

    Looking for a challenge for the New Year? Why not join #TeamPCHP and run in the Edinburgh Marathon in support of Pilton Community Health Project! There are distances to suit a range of ages and abilities, with a 5k, a 10k, a half marathon and the full marathon, as well as children’s races over the weekend. We have a number of spaces to offer runners and will provide you with ongoing training advice, a team of cheerers on the day and a PCHP running vest for the big event. Individual entries to the marathon have now closed, but PCHP can secure you a place – all we ask is for…

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    Christmas Opening Times

    After this week, Pilton Community Health Project will be closed for the festive period. We will be opening our doors a few times over the break to allow people access to our Sharing Shelves, but other services will not be operating. Here are the dates you need to know: If you need extra support over the holidays, here are some services that might be able to help: Emergency support Edinburgh Crisis Centre (open 24/7)Call: 0808 801 0414Text: 07974429075Email: crisis@edinburghcrisiscentre.org.uk Social Care DirectCall (office hours): 0131 200 2324Call (out of hours): 0800 731 6969 Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage HelplineCall: 0800 027 1234 If you are in danger, call 999…

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    Christmas Day Meals in Edinburgh

    Listed below are some organisations in Edinburgh that are offering free meals on Christmas Day. Some of these events must be booked in advance – for more information, please get in touch with the organisations directly. Drylaw Rainbow Club Day Centre If you are aged 65+ and would like to have Christmas Day Lunch 12pm – 3pm with us for FREE, please call us on 0131 343 6643 or pop in and see a member of staff to sign up. Social Bite Social Bite will be opening our doors on Christmas Day exclusively for homeless people. If you have nowhere else to go, come and spend Christmas with the Social…

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    35th Anniversary Fundraiser & Friends of PCHP Campaign

    Last week, Pilton Community Health Project held a fundraiser, coinciding with the 35th anniversary of our work in the area. Joining us for the celebration was Tom Kitchin, who provided canapés for the guests. The fundraiser was a great success, and saw the launch of a new way to support PCHP: our Friends of PCHP campaign. To find out more about how this works, and the important services we run, please download the information pack or visit the Friends of PCHP page on this website. Alternatively, you can still make a donation through our Virgin Money Giving page – and there’s still time to buy a raffle ticket! Thank you…

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    Raffle to Support PCHP

    As part of our 35th anniversary celebrations, we’re holding a raffle to raise funds and support the work of PCHP! Tickets are available for £2 each at PCHP reception (73 Boswall Parkway), and winners will be drawn on Thursday 19 December.