Edinburgh Development Group

Promoting Community Inclusion

Latest News From EDG

June 03, 2020

EDG's June Newsletter is now available!

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May 04, 2020

Edinburgh Development Group are continuing to support their community during the COVID-19 crisis, thanks to National Lottery funding

Edinburgh Development Group have received £11,920 from The National Lottery Community Fund for Schools Out Support at Home to provide telephone and email support to families of children and young people with learning disability who are at home due to special school and settings closure under COVID-19.

 

Edinburgh Development Group already have an existing grant from The National Lottery Community Fund for our project Our Future in our Hands – supporting 3 self-managing care cooperatives for young people and adults with disabilities. This additional money will cover costs associated with their community response to the current crisis.

Neil Ritch, Scotland Director, The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “In these uncertain times our priority is to ensure that National Lottery money continues to flow to charities, voluntary sector organisations and grassroots groups.  I would like to congratulate Edinburgh Development Group on the work they are doing. Theirs is an important project that will support people now during the current crisis, and in the future when they can physically come back together to make great things happen in their community.”

April 26, 2020

The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) is looking to hear the views of people with learning disabilities and their supporters about their experiences of the Coronavirus crisis.

The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) is looking to hear the views of people with learning disabilities and their supporters about their experiences of the Coronavirus crisis. We plan to feed this back to the Scottish and UK governments in the short term, to inform them of what is needed to help people with learning disabilities and their families and supporters not only stay safe, but also look after their wellbeing during the Coronavirus emergency. In the longer term this will serve to highlight and reinforce the issues around support, loneliness and isolation that we all know still exist, but this emergency has brought into sharp focus.

 

We’ve used Survey Monkey to create two surveys:

 

A survey for people with a learning disability - https://bit.ly/3bdrH1B

A survey for parents, carers and supporters - https://bit.ly/2

 

We have also produced the survey in a video format - https://bit.ly/2VaIpJx

 

We are aware that online surveys are not an ideal way to capture everyone’s views, and would encourage people to also to feed in their experiences by calling us on 0141 248 3733 and asking to speak to Catriona, Andy or Oonagh.

April 16, 2020

Help for families with children in special schools ending education this year

The COVID-19 crisis has changed everything at the moment.

Naturally you are worried about what this means when your young person is due to leave school this year. What choices will they have?

 

The Transition Support Project (TSP) can help you think about the next steps.

Claire Edwards and Lindsay Graham from TSP can help.

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