Work With Older People

Newly Refurbished DAY CENTRE FOR HIRE - for workshops/meetings/etc
15 Buchanan Street, Edinburgh
Contact PDP for more details - 0131 553 2559

EXAMPLE OF GOOD PRACTICE
Here is a link to the Youtube site that features Pilmeny Development Project as one of only 3 community based projects chosen by CHEX (part of Community Development Scotland) as examples of good practice - hope you might have time to take a look!
Click here to view details

Pilmeny Development Project runs groups that work with older people:

New Group: NE LOOP Project
What is LOOP? LOOP stands for Local Opportunities for Older People. The project aims to help connect older people (65+) with information and opportunities in their local community.
North East Edinburgh LOOP project is a free service that is based in Pilmeny Development Project. The project covers Leith, Lochend, Restalrig, Trinity, Willowbrae, Piershill and Craigentinny.
NEELOOP Services:
At Home Inreach Service
Our At Home Inreach Service supports socially isolated and/or housebound older people in their own home, for a time limited period (up to 6 weeks) The Development Worker along with a volunteer will support the older person to engage in local opportunities and provide useful information, which the older person can access within their own home. We welcome referrals from health workers, family/friends and self-referrals.
Information Stations
We also run information stations in local community spaces, such as libraries, and at local events. The stalls provide information about local services and opportunities which are available to older people in North East Edinburgh.
Database of Activities available Click here to view activities on offer
NELOOP Leaflet Click here to view leaflet details
If you would like to volunteer with this Project Volunteer Application Form Click here to see details of application form or for more details please contact Mary O'Connell on 0131 553 2559 or email: moc.tcennoctb|poolen#moc.tcennoctb|poolen


Group: North East Edin Elderly Care Action Group (Leith)
For: Older people 50+ Group
When: First Wednesday of every month
Contact: Anne Munro on 0131 553 2559
Email: moc.tcennoctb|ornumenna#moc.tcennoctb|ornumenna or moc.tcennoctb|tcejorpynemlip#moc.tcennoctb|tcejorpynemlip


Group: Portobello NEECAG Group
For: Older people 50+ Group
When: Last Tuesday of every month
Contact: Anne Munro on 0131 553 2559
Email: moc.tcennoctb|ornumenna#moc.tcennoctb|ornumenna or moc.tcennoctb|tcejorpynemlip#moc.tcennoctb|tcejorpynemlip


Group: Drop In
For: Older people 50+
When: Every Tuesday 2pm - 4pm
Where: No 15 Buchanan Street
Contact: Anne Munro on 0131 553 2559
Email: moc.tcennoctb|ornumenna#moc.tcennoctb|ornumenna or moc.tcennoctb|tcejorpynemlip#moc.tcennoctb|tcejorpynemlip


Group: Older Men's Health and Wellbeing Group
For: Older men 50+
When: Weekly Group - meets Wednesdays
Where: No 15 Buchanan Street
Contact:Maria Hextall on 0131 553 2559
Email: moc.tcennoctb|tcejorpynemlip#moc.tcennoctb|tcejorpynemlip or moc.tcennoctb|puorgsnemredlo#moc.tcennoctb|puorgsnemredlo


Group:Leith Time Bank
For:Older people (inclusive to everyone)
What: Members share their time and skills.
Contact: (Time Bank Broker) Mary O' Connell (Administrator)
Email: moc.tcennoctb|knabemityram#moc.tcennoctb|knabemityram


Look at the events page for current events run by these groups.


If you would like to volunteer with any of the above Groups please contact us at the office 0131 553 2559 - we would love to hear from you


In the summer of 2008, PDP, in association with The Citadel, ran an Intergenerational Project. The report can be viewed on the reports page.

The overall strategic aim is to improve the range and provision of services with older people which maintains and improves the quality of their lives and enables them to remain independent and active for as long as possible in the community.

Pilmeny Development Project provides a wide range of services for older people. We aim to maintain and improve the quality of life and to help other people to remain independent and active within their local community.

We have developed a number of new initiatives in line with the Council's current Community Care and strategic developments for older people. Work in this area includes:

  • Development of older peoples involvement in City of Edinburgh Council's 'A City for all Ages' Service Plan for older people in Edinburgh.
  • Development of training and specialist provision for Minority Ethnic older people and their carers.
  • Participation in Lothian Health Task Group activities for Older People (conference, training, and small grants).
  • Development of North East Edinburgh Ageing Well Project.
  • Development of 'Today and Tomorrow' Group to address needs of minority ethnic older people and their carers in Edinburgh.
  • Development of recommendations of 'Beyond the Stereotype', an action research initiative undertaken by PDP with over 500 older people for North East Edinburgh
  • Development of North East Edinburgh Older Man and Mental Health Initiative.

In Addition to these areas of work, the Project continues to provide a range of services for local older people. This includes help and support to:

  • Development of North East Edinburgh Care Action Group (NEECAG) Leith, which provides older people in the Leith area the opportunity to participate in consultation on Community Care and related issues.
  • Milan (Senior Welfare Council) a provision for older people from Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Mauritian Communities.
  • Minority Ethnic Carers of Older People projects (MECOPP)
  • Alzheimer's Scotland Action on Dementia Polish and Ukrainian Outreach Project

As well as providing information, advice, and home visiting to over 65 housebound and elderly people in this area in 2004/2005.

We co-ordinate North East Edinburgh Elderly Workers Network and work closely with Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council, Lothian Health, Living Memory Association, Lothian Voluntary Sector Forum on dementia, to name but a few, to ensure the views and needs of older people and those who work with them are represented.

NEECAG Aims and Objectives

Aim
To enable older people to exchange points of view about Community Care by gaining information about services, discussing these services, consulting older people locally and raising issues and concerns with relevant professional bodies to help people get services – by giving advice, help and encouragement to apply.

Objectives
NEECAG seeks to:-

  • Provide a forum to enable older people and their carers to access and inform Health and Community Care policies and other relevant services.
  • Increase awareness of where and how older people and their carers can get information/advice and practical help on issues of concern.
  • Assist older people and their carers to gain access to services by giving help, advice and encouragement.
  • Raise issues and concerns with relevant professional bodies.
  • Consult and involve older people and their carers in any plans for new services or changes in existing ones.
  • Increase the involvement of older people with disabilities and minority ethnic older people and their carers.

MEETINGS TAKE PLACE AT GORDON COURT SHELTERED HOUSING
31 GORDON STREET ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH BETWEEN 2.00PM AND 4.00PM

ALL WELCOME

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