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    Easy Recipes Cookbook

    PCHP’s food team has been working alongside projects and organisations in North Edinburgh as part of the Covid-19 Food Share Group, to support local families more in need during this crisis. As one small part of this work, we are pleased to be able to share this new selection of community recipes in our new Easy Recipes Cookbook! Download Easy Recipes Cookbook (.pdf)

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    Mental Health and Wellbeing Support in North Edinburgh

    Several local organisations providing mental health and wellbeing support in North Edinburgh are working together to shape a collective response to COVID-19. As part of this work we have developed a booklet to provide you with a list of services providing mental health and wellbeing support in the local area. It covers Muirhouse, Wester Drylaw, Pilton, Granton, Royston and Wardieburn. It lists the services that can help you keep well, and what kind of work they are doing. If your organisation is able to help us distribute physical copies of the booklet to people in the community, please get in touch with us at admin@pchp.org.uk This is supported by Circle,…

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    PCHP Statement: Black Lives Matter

    All of us at Pilton Community Health Project would like to express our support and solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The police brutality that sparked the recent protests is shocking and must be challenged, but it is only one part of the systemic racism that still plagues our society. Systemic racism is far from unique to the United States. To give just one example from closer to home, our Living in Harmony action research group has found significant barriers to Black and Minority Ethnic people accessing services in North Edinburgh. We will continue to challenge this and strive for equality and justice for every member of our community.…

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    Support services for gender-based violence

    A statement from Women Supporting Women on domestic abuse and gender-based violence: For many women, ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’ was meaningless as home is not a safe place, and although restrictions are beginning to ease a little, this does not mean that the issues many women are facing have become easier. For many women, domestic and family abuse, gender based violence and intimate partner violence is a severe and enduring reality that existed prior to the pandemic and still continues as we begin to ease. Women Supporting Women are offering support to women in the Greater Pilton area, and other services are continuing to provide support surrounding this. For advice,…

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    Coco & Mango Storytelling Videos

    We are very pleased to announce that, in the spirit of our Coco & Mango Storytelling Group, our wonderful Women Supporting Women team are now making videos for wee ones! Here is the first, in which Hazel is joined by Coco and Mango to tell the story of Where the Wild Things Are! More videos will appear on our YouTube channel in the near future – stay tuned!

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    COVID-19 Foodshare Group

    The COVID-19 Foodshare Group is a newly formed collective of organisations based in North Edinburgh dedicated to providing food to people in need amid the uncertainty of the pandemic. Pilton Community Health Project is actively involved in this effort, and so far has referred 40 people from North Edinburgh in need of food, food packs, hot meals and/or packed lunches. These people and families are now being supported by the North Edinburgh COVID-19 Foodshare Group. For more information on the support and help available, please download the information sheet below or call the new community helpline (0131 356 0220, 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday). Download the COVID-19 Foodshare Group information sheet…

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    PCHP and COVID-19 Update – 2 April 2020

    PCHP is continuing its work to help you stay safe and healthy during this uncertain time. We need to help play our part in reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus so we have moved our services to telephone and online support where possible. Your PCHP worker will be staying in touch with you, making sure we help you get the support you need. We are continuing to work with our community partners to ensure vital food and basic household supplies are still available for the most vulnerable people in our community at this time of uncertainty. There will be regular updates, useful information and resources on our PCHP website…

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    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. If in doubt, please contact the organisations directly. 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.