Posts Tagged 'older people'

Get Up & Go Awards 2016

Get Up & Go Awards 2016

Hello everyone

Our awards are now OPEN

CLOSING DATE Friday 23rd September

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Edinburgh Meal Makers

Edinburgh Meal Makers now have over 25 volunteer cooks ready to start sharing across the city, and want to step up the pace in getting some older people referred them.  Below is the list of areas where they currently have cooks PVG checked or are just waiting for them to be returned from disclosure.  Continue reading ‘Edinburgh Meal Makers’

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.

Live Well in Later Life

The next Live Well in Later Life information day will be held at Broughton High School on Thursday 16 April between 11am and 3pm.  There will be a wide range of services and groups represented from the council, NHS, 3rd and independent sector.  Tea, coffee and cakes will be served and Edinburgh Leisure will be offering ‘come and try’ sessions as well as free health checks.

More info here: Live Well Inverleith Flyer, Live Well Inverleith

UN International Day of Happiness on Friday 20th March

The OPENspace research centre at the University of Edinburgh is holding an event to mark UN International Day of Happiness on Friday 20th March.

The event, ‘Habitats for Happy Ageing’ (HfHA), is specifically designed for older people within Edinburgh.

Here is a flyer Habitats for Happy Ageing 20 March 2015 for the event and for a related photography competition, both of which are free.

Local Opportunities for Older People (LOOPs)

Please see attached flyer for information about an event on 30 March 2015. Non-alcoholic cocktails included!


Wednesday 13 August 2014

The next meeting of the Edinburgh Local Practitioner Forum is on the 13 August 2014 at the European Room, City Chambers. You can see the agenda here: Agenda 13.08.2014

Hope to see you then

Aisling, Ciara, David and Meredith

National Care Standards Consultation

Have you have experience of using care services? Either yourself or a family member? Would you be willing to share your opinions to help develop Care Standards for the future?

Social care is an integral part of many people’s lives. The National Care Standards were created in 2002 by the Scottish Government to give those accessing care a definitive list of what they should expect. The twenty three original care standards were developed with the underlying principles of dignity, privacy, choice and safety in mind. However, whilst the principles remain intact, the changes to the way that care services are planned, delivered and scrutinised means it is necessary for the Government to review the standards.
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Get Online

‘Get Online’ Sessions

The Council is providing free ‘Get Online’ sessions to members of the public who have never used the internet before, or want to become more confident in using a laptop, tablet or phone to access the internet. Council staff can refer people who could benefit by contacting Kenny Sharkey on 0131 469 3615 or 07809320432.

Sessions started in Craigmillar library where there are two groups per week with regular attendance and a new group has started in Newington library.

A key part of the approach is outreach, so we also have a group in Moira Park Sheltered Housing in Portobello and are on the verge of starting one for Council tenants in Greendykes House.

The sessions are informal and provide 1-1 support from a volunteer. People can attend one session or several, as suits them.

Key for uptake of this service is referral by Council staff that are already in touch with people who could benefit from this.

For more information, see the following web and Orb pages or contact Kenny Sharkey on 0131 469 3615 or 07809320432

What is LOOPS?

Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council, Pilmeny Development Project and City of Edinburgh Council’s Health and Social Care Department have been working to deliver a new initiative: Local Opportunities for Older People or LOOPS.

The initiative has a strong focus on localism and is working to develop local infrastructure solutions to some of the longstanding issues facing local older people:
• social isolation
• lack of information about local services
• navigation of often complicated systems
• apprehension about going to new places or fear of a poor reception.

LOOPs have a series of local meetings coming up. Please see here:June-July LOOP

We also hope to have LOOPs at the next ELPF meeting.

Next ELPF Meeting

World Social Work DayMarch 17th, 2020
Edinburgh Arts Centre

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