NEW CONTACT DETAILS Please phone 07375918524 or email moc.tcennoctb|tcejorpynemlip#moc.tcennoctb|tcejorpynemlip.

Please note: As staff are working remotely due to the Coronavirus, the office voicemail will only be checked weekly.




Pilmeny Development Project Invitation to our Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Given the ongoing restrictions we are proposing to hold a virtual AGM again this year.
We hope you might be be able to join us virtually for our 42nd Annual General Meeting at 2pm on Thursday 28th October 2021.

Can you let us know if you would like to attend and we will send you a ZOOM link.

RSVP/Apologies: Anne Munro Tel: 07375 918524 or email: moc.tcennoctb|ornumenna#moc.tcennoctb|ornumenna



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Information on Pilmeny Development Project Alternative Service Provision during COVID-19

As you may be aware, we had to close PDP office and Resource Centre as of Tuesday 17th March 2020 until further notice, following City of Edinburgh Council decision to suspend older people’s day opportunities. Please note we have a new phone number you can contact us on during these unprecedented times.

We are continuing to provide an Alternative Service Provision for older people, carers and their families over the next period of time. This includes:

1. Risk Register – to identify local older people who live alone, no other help, or who may
have additional needs.
2. Phoneline – to help us make Regular weekly social contact calls to all individual group members to help alleviate social isolation/loneliness
3. Practical Help/ volunteer support with any basic tasks needed - Volunteers have been recruited from within PDP & Leith Timebank to assist with practical tasks such as shopping, collecting prescriptions/over the counter medications, walking dogs taking bins out, etc.
4. Newsletter – We hope to produce a regular newsletter which we will post out to you. If you have any ideas or suggestions for content you would enjoy – do contact us and let us know!
5. Partnership working - We are in touch with agencies that can help with any queries or concerns raised by older people, carers or families.

We hope you remain safe and well. We will continue to provide you with updates, including the latest information from NHS Scotland and CEC Health & Social Care departments re corona virus and help available etc.

Please do not hesitate get in touch with us if you (or if you know of) an older person, child or family that needs any help or support. In the meantime, please look after yourselves, family, friends and neighbours and we look forward to speaking with you soon and seeing you back at PDP when the time comes.

Take good care of yourself
Anne and all of us at PDP

Anne Munro, Manager Pilmeny Development Project



PILMENY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT has successfully achieved recognition from Investing In Volunteers for our excellent work with volunteers - this is something awarded to organisations who have clearly demonstrated a high quality standard of support and work with volunteers (read more about Investing in volunteers at )

If you would like to volunteer with us please give us a ring - we would love to hear from you
Click here for Pilmeny Volunteering Opportunities leaflet
Click here for Volunteer Application Form

Newly refurbished CENTRE FOR HIRE

- for workshops/meetings/etc at 15 Buchanan Street, Edinburgh - Contact PDP for more details - 0131 553 2559




Pilmeny Development Project (PDP) has been operating in the Lorne Area of Leith since 1979. It is managed by local residents and is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and through its own fundraising efforts. It employs two community workers, a part time administrator and a part-time bookkeeper. In addition, PDP employs a part-time worker for the North East Edinburgh Older Men's Health and Well-being Project (funded by Health Scotland until October 2006) and provides office accommodation for a North East Edinburgh Ageing Well Project part-time support assistant.

The overall aim of the Pilmeny Development Project is to support local residents and groups and to encourage appropriate self-help initiatives towards the identification and resolution of their problems. This means we work with local people to identify and deliver actions which contribute to sustainable development of both individual and groups in this part of Edinburgh to improve their quality of life.

In our work with older people and carers we seek to encourage their active engagement with a wider range of Community Planning, Health and Community Care service providers to ensure quality 'Joint Future' and joined up arrangements are in place for older people in NE Edinburgh.

Our work with adults seeks to encourage their ability to meet their own needs and to participate in all aspects of community life.

The overall aims of the Pilmeny Development Project are:

To support local residents and groups and to encourage appropriate self-help initiatives towards the identification and resolution of their problems.

(a) Children and Young People - overall aim is:

To improve the range and provision of services with children and young people which enables them to meet their social, educational and recreational needs and to develop their capabilities.

(b) Older people - overall aim is:

To improve the range and provision of services with the older people which maintains and improves the quality of their lives and enables them to remain independent and active for as long as possible.

(c) Adults - the overall aim is:

To improve the range and provision of services which enables them to meet their social, educational and recreational needs and improves the quality of their lives.

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