NHS Lothian’s Annual Review – rescheduled

NHS Lothian’s Annual Review has been rescheduled (it was to take place on 31 August) and will now take place on Monday 10 October 2016.  The Public Session will be held at 2pm at NHS Lothian, Waverley Gate, Meeting Rooms 7 and 8, 2nd Floor, 4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.

The Annual Review is the formal process through which the Scottish Government assesses NHS Lothian’s performance in 2015-2016. The meeting will be chaired by Ms Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. British Sign Language Interpreters will be available during the meeting. Questions in advance of the meeting are welcomed. Please email your questions to Strategic.Planning@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

During the main Annual Review meeting there will be a 30 minute public Question and Answer session, at which members of the public will have the opportunity to ask about health services in Lothian. It will not be possible to answer questions about an individual patient’s care or treatment at this session.

Community payback orders – your views are wanted

Edinburgh Council’s Criminal Justice Service (CJS) is consulting residents, community groups and organisations about Community Payback Orders (CPOs). These are given out by Courts so offenders can pay for their crimes as an alternative to prison sentences.

You can send in your views by completing CJS’s consultation form. If you provide contact details, CJS can let you know when the Council’s 2015-2016 CPO Report is available. If you would like further information, please contact enquiries.criminaljustice@edinburgh.gov.uk , or telephone 0131 469 3408. Continue reading

Get representing – join your community council!

Black and minority ethnic (BME) residents living in Edinburgh & the Lothians, and current community council members, are invited to

Celebrating Diversity in Community Councils.

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Royston Wardieburn Community Centre, 11 Pilton Drive North, Edinburgh EH5 1NF

The key aim of the event is to increase the representation of BME communities in community councils. It is hosted jointly by Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) project and Granton & District Community Council.

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Leith Decides – apply soon!

Applications for £eith decides need to be submitted soon. The 7th £eith decides programme has been brought forward in the financial year.

Among the benefits to making an application are that it can help to promote your organisation and provide networking opportunities, as well as the possibility of getting a community grant. Continue reading

Stakeholder Update 84 – Leith Programme Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road)

(adapted from an email sent by Alan Dean, Partnership Development Officer, sent on 2016_08_04 at 15:08)

Appointment of contractor announcement

Following the conclusion of the procurement process for Phase 4 of the Leith Programme, we are pleased to announce that the contractor who will be responsible for delivering the Pilrig Street to McDonald Road section of our improvement works will be Land Engineering Ltd. It is planned that they will mobilise on site in late August to allow construction to start in September 2016. As previously highlighted, it is anticipated that the works will last around 10 months with a planned completion date expected in Summer 2017. More details will follow in a future update. Continue reading

Care and Repair Edinburgh – Better At Home

Care and Repair Edinburgh (C&RE) is a registered charity supporting older (60+) and disabled people to live safely at home through providing a range of practical services.

C&RE is contracted by the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) to provide the following core services:

  • small repairs
  • adaptations
  • FREE handyperson/volunteer
  • keysafe fitting (police approved)
  • trade referrals.

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