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Providing essential services for older and other vulnerable adults in North Edinburgh, supporting Older People's Lunch Clubs; Mental Health; and Community Transport.

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Become a Volunteer Trustee

๐—•๐—˜๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—˜ ๐—” ๐—ฉ๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—˜๐—˜ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย …

Transport Manager Aileen is standing next to a PEP minibus and PEP driver Chris

New Transport Manager

In May, we made an exciting new addition to the PEP team – our Transport Manager Aileen! Aileen came on board to manage our fleet of accessible minibuses and our team of dedicated drivers. Our minibuses provide transport to involve our local community, including older people and other vulnerable adults….

Pictured: Gearing up for spring, the Neighbourhood Group have been starting work on our Community Garden.

The Community Garden

Gearing up for spring, the Neighbourhood Group have been starting work on our Community Garden. They began tidying in the garden after receiving a grant form Action Earth to help us to get some tools, pots and plants for the winter. But now that we are moving closer to spring…

Pictured: Our office in Pilton.

The Investing in Volunteers Award

Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for volunteering. It is for all organisations who involve volunteers. It aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience and to ensure organisations acknowledge the contribution made by volunteers. Investing in Volunteers is a development tool with a quality framework that…

Pictured: Stepping into 2023โ€ฆ. Golden Oldies have recently had a visit to the โ€œHouse of Jackโ€, a dance studio at Ocean Terminal, where we were entertained with an afternoon of classic ballroom dancing followed by tea and biscuits.

A Little Bit about our Golden Oldies Club

Stepping into 2023โ€ฆ. Golden Oldies recently visited the โ€œHouse of Jackโ€, a dance studio at Ocean Terminal, where we were entertained with an afternoon of classic ballroom dancing followed by tea and biscuits. Thereafter we had a short wander round โ€œThe Wee Hubโ€, home to a variety of community-led organisations….

Become a Volunteer Trustee

๐—•๐—˜๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—˜ ๐—” ๐—ฉ๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—˜๐—˜ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย …

Transport Manager Aileen is standing next to a PEP minibus and PEP driver Chris

New Transport Manager

In May, we made an exciting new addition to the PEP team – our Transport Manager Aileen! Aileen came on board to manage our fleet of accessible minibuses and our team of dedicated drivers. Our minibuses provide transport to involve our local community, including older people and other vulnerable adults….

Pictured: Gearing up for spring, the Neighbourhood Group have been starting work on our Community Garden.

The Community Garden

Gearing up for spring, the Neighbourhood Group have been starting work on our Community Garden. They began tidying in the garden after receiving a grant form Action Earth to help us to get some tools, pots and plants for the winter. But now that we are moving closer to spring…

Pictured: Our office in Pilton.

The Investing in Volunteers Award

Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for volunteering. It is for all organisations who involve volunteers. It aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience and to ensure organisations acknowledge the contribution made by volunteers. Investing in Volunteers is a development tool with a quality framework that…

Pictured: Stepping into 2023โ€ฆ. Golden Oldies have recently had a visit to the โ€œHouse of Jackโ€, a dance studio at Ocean Terminal, where we were entertained with an afternoon of classic ballroom dancing followed by tea and biscuits.

A Little Bit about our Golden Oldies Club

Stepping into 2023โ€ฆ. Golden Oldies recently visited the โ€œHouse of Jackโ€, a dance studio at Ocean Terminal, where we were entertained with an afternoon of classic ballroom dancing followed by tea and biscuits. Thereafter we had a short wander round โ€œThe Wee Hubโ€, home to a variety of community-led organisations….

Become a Volunteer Trustee

๐—•๐—˜๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—˜ ๐—” ๐—ฉ๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—˜๐—˜ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย …

Transport Manager Aileen is standing next to a PEP minibus and PEP driver Chris

New Transport Manager

In May, we made an exciting new addition to the PEP team – our Transport Manager Aileen! Aileen came on board to manage our fleet of accessible minibuses and our team of dedicated drivers. Our minibuses provide transport to involve our local community, including older people and other vulnerable adults….

Pictured: Gearing up for spring, the Neighbourhood Group have been starting work on our Community Garden.

The Community Garden

Gearing up for spring, the Neighbourhood Group have been starting work on our Community Garden. They began tidying in the garden after receiving a grant form Action Earth to help us to get some tools, pots and plants for the winter. But now that we are moving closer to spring…

Pictured: Our office in Pilton.

The Investing in Volunteers Award

Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for volunteering. It is for all organisations who involve volunteers. It aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience and to ensure organisations acknowledge the contribution made by volunteers. Investing in Volunteers is a development tool with a quality framework that…

Pictured: Stepping into 2023โ€ฆ. Golden Oldies have recently had a visit to the โ€œHouse of Jackโ€, a dance studio at Ocean Terminal, where we were entertained with an afternoon of classic ballroom dancing followed by tea and biscuits.

A Little Bit about our Golden Oldies Club

Stepping into 2023โ€ฆ. Golden Oldies recently visited the โ€œHouse of Jackโ€, a dance studio at Ocean Terminal, where we were entertained with an afternoon of classic ballroom dancing followed by tea and biscuits. Thereafter we had a short wander round โ€œThe Wee Hubโ€, home to a variety of community-led organisations….

Who are we?

PEP’s mission statement is to enhance the quality of life for older and other vulnerable adults in North Edinburgh by continuing to develop services that enable active community participation, which encourage independence and which measurably reduce isolation. We are committed to an inclusive culture of continuous improvement and to working in partnership with older and other vulernable adults, local organisations, statutory agencies and other organisations.

PEP is an Investor in Volunteers. This is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.

Why the community needs us

PEP is situated in the heart of the community of North Edinburgh. We provide day-care services which measurably reduce the isolation of older and other vulnerable adults. These services include five local day-care clubs, a four day mental health provision and a weekend resource for isolated individuals. We enable people to participate in activites that they would not normally have access to like ICT provision and volunteering. PEP also operates a comprehensive community transport service.

Pictured: PEPโ€™s Summer Party held every year at a local bowling club.
PEPโ€™s Summer Party held every year at a local bowling club.

Our impact on the community

PEP’s work measurably reduces isolation with its resource provision 7 days a week. With over 900 people on our database, we reach a wide audience of people of all ages, abilities and ethnic backgrounds. As a community transport provider, we support many other local organisations with their service provision. Our mental health service provides support to the most vulnerable people in the local community allowing them to participate more fully, boosting confidence and social cohesion.