We have collated many helpful web pages for you to browse which may help or give advice in many areas of your life. Many of these organisations are local and are able to offer help to those in need.
Organisations in the Community
Connecting Craigmiller – https://en-gb.facebook.com/ConnectingCraigmillar/
Connecting Craigmillar is a project that aims to bring local people together by supporting individuals and groups to take forward new ideas for activities.
Thistle Foundation – https://www.thistle.org.uk/
We support people living with disabilities or long term conditions to live good lives, whatever that means to them. We support people to take control of their life, focusing on the person, not their disability or health condition. We listen to what a person tells us they need and we tailor our support around that, working beside people until they are able to manage life without us.
Richmond Hope & Richmond Church – https://www.richmondshope.org.uk/
Richmond’s Hope provides support for children and young people aged 4-18 years who have been bereaved. The charity provides a safe space for children to work through their grief both verbally and non verbally, to preserve memories of the person who has died, to explore their feelings, to develop coping strategies and to understand the impact the bereavement has had on their lives.
Barony Cross – https://www.baronyha.org.uk/
Barony Housing Association has 360 affordable homes and provides care and support to around 700 people in Central Scotland. Barony was created in the 1960s by a group of volunteers looking to help people who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Edinburgh. In 1971 Barony became a registered housing association. During the 1970s and 1980s Barony also established its Contact Point services that were designed to help people play an active role in their community.
Niddrie Community Church – https://niddrie.org/
NCC is a gospel-centered, vibrant and active community church in the heart of Niddrie with a wide range of clubs and activities running throughout the week. For more information about our church services on Sunday.
Prestonfield & District Neighbourhood Centre –
Each weekday, the Project operates a lunch club & social group with activities as well as dementia day care services on Tuesday and Thursdays and a drop in service for carers.
Jack Kane Centre – http://jackkanecommunity.org/
To provide educational, social and innovative programs that improve the quality of life, health, well being and economic opportunities of children, youth, families and communities.
Sandy’s Community Centre & Education Fitness Solutions-
Sandy’s Community Centre in Craigmillar offers a wide range of activities to the local community. Whether you’re looking for youth clubs, sports activities or gardening, there’s something for you at Sandy’s. Sandy’s is also the home for Stravaigin, a group who are getting people involved in outdoor education activities, and helping them go beyond their limits. Adult Learning Link are also based in Sandy’s, and provide a range of adult education groups and one to one support.
Carr Gomm – https://www.carrgomm.org/
Carr Gomm is a leading Scottish social care and community development charity. We currently support about 2,000 people across Scotland to live their lives safely and well according to their choices, whilst making plans to achieve their hopes and dreams for tomorrow. Our support is person-centred and strongly reflects our values of choice, control, respect, interdependence, and openness and honesty, ensuring that people can lead full and positive lives as active citizens.
Craigmiller Home Farm – https://m.facebook.com/pg/CraigmillarHF/about/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0
Home Farm is a project of the Community Alliance Trust. Our goal is to set up a network of community market gardening sites across Craigmillar.