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    PCHP Covid-19 Emergency Appeal

    At PCHP, we continue to support individuals and families living in North Edinburgh who are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide them with the one-to-one emotional support, emergency food supplies, fuel top-ups and essential household items needed to live healthier, safer and happier lives. Please donate to our services and help us reduce the financial pressures, stress and anxiety caused to families as a result of COVID-19. Make a one-off donation: Set up regular donations and become a Friend of PCHP: Need for a Community Response Throughout lockdown, the role of community groups like PCHP has been vital in responding to the needs of those most at…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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