Posts Tagged 'city of edinburgh council'

CEC Employee Assistance Programme

Fitting nicely into the theme for out next practitioner forum meeting, if you have a look at the Orb (intranet, only available to CEC employees) you can see how to book onto a session to hear about Right Management Workplace Wellness sessions.

Young People’s Homeless Foyer Service

There will be new Foyer type services for homeless young people aged between 16 and 25 years that will be in operation from 17 August 2015. The changes are part of a Foyer Approach that will be piloted in Edinburgh over the next 18 months. The City of Edinburgh Council and the support providers have worked together over the past year to introduce some changes to provide a more holistic service to service users that focuses on achieving sustainable outcomes for them.

That means that from 17  August the City of Edinburgh Council and support providers will make some changes to the way young people get some visiting housing support and some accommodation.

The organisations involved are Barnado’s, Dean and Cauvin Trust, Edinburgh City Youth Café, Four Square, LinkLiving, Places for People, the Rock Trust and Ypeople.  A list of the services and contact details is included on this Young People Foyer – Info Sheet.

Continue reading ‘Young People’s Homeless Foyer Service’

Live Well in Later Life

An interactive map which shows older people’s services and activities in Edinburgh has been launched today.

The project is a collaboration between EVOC and City of Edinburgh Council.  It is part of the European URBACT Healthy Ageing Project which looks at innovative approaches to healthy ageing.

The maps also show where key services for older people, such as GP practices, are located as well as a range of groups and activities that help older people to live active, happy lives.

The information can also be used to help service providers see where new groups and services may be needed.

You can have a look at the map by going to Further information about the data used and a user guide are also available from the site.

FREE suicide prevention training for people working in Edinburgh

A mix of FREE safeTALK suicide prevention training ( and ASIST suicide ( prevention training is available NOW (see table below).

Please distribute this through your networks for people that work in Edinburgh and apply as appropriate.

Priority will be given to those working with groups of people at high risk of suicide ( , which is generally organisations involved with Inclusive Edinburgh.

If you are a COUNCIL employee, please apply via MyHr.

If you are a NON-COUNCIL employee please do the following: Continue reading ‘FREE suicide prevention training for people working in Edinburgh’

Scottish Association for the Study of Offenders (SASO)

Michelle Miller, Chief Social Work Officer for the City of Edinburgh and Fergus McNeil, Professor of Criminology and Social Work at Glasgow Universitywill be debating the proposed changes in Criminal Justice Services across Scotland at the upcoming SASO branch debate. Details of the meeting can be found here: EdinBranchflierforfeb13. Continue reading ‘Scottish Association for the Study of Offenders (SASO)’

Towards 2012


Towards 2012 is the Joint Carers’ Strategic Action Plan for Edinburgh (2007 to 2012), developed by City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian.

The Council recognises that it needs to continue to build on how it provides support to carers and the people they care for. Now that the plan is almost at an end, you are invited to share your views on what was achieved or what still could be improved in the future. This information will then be used to help create the next joint carers’ plan for Edinburgh, which should be ready next year in 2013.

Your views will help shape the commissioning of future carer support services.

How can I respond?

You can complete the questionnaire online at


Consultation is from 1 November to 31 December 2012.

Next ELPF Meeting

World Social Work DayMarch 17th, 2020
Edinburgh Arts Centre

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