Edinburgh Development Group

Promoting Community Inclusion

Latest News From EDG

November 18, 2019

Got a young person about to leave school?

Wondering what you can do to help them prepare for the next stage of life as a young adult? 

 

Want to do something that focuses on their interests, strengths and the things they enjoy? 

 

Know they have some skills that need developing but not sure quite how to help them do that?

 

The ILF Transition Fund for young people with additional support needs (up to the age of 21) could be part of the answer!

 

This is a pot of money to support young people through this particular transition into young adulthood. 

 

Your young person could receive up to £7,500 for one year from the Fund to try out new activities and experiences that could enhance their independence, build their confidence and help them spend time with other people.  

 

What is involved? 

  • ​You will need to complete an application form - see the link below

  • The plan has to show how your young person will benefit and in what ways e.g. increased confidence etc

  • You will need a quote for the costs e.g. music sessions, support person to do the activity with your young person 

 

Got an idea but want to talk it through? 

You can contact the Fund (by phone or using the contact form on the website) to ask some questions about your idea OR you can speak with us at EDG. 

 

Help with a plan? 

You might need some time to plan out your idea and a grant is available to do that - a Person Centred Planning Grant - use the same form but you only need to answer a few of the questions.

 

EDG can help you to develop the plan and provide you with the quote you will need for your application. 

 

Interested? Click on the link below for more information

 

Link: https://ilf.scot/transition-fund/

 

Or call us at EDG to arrange for one of our team to have a chat with you. 

 

November 18, 2019

Interested in friendship? Come along and join the Belonging Network

Our next event is on Thursday 7th October 2pm - 4.15pm. We hold Friendship Factory events for people with learning disabilities every two weeks offering: 

  • fun and friendly activities

  • gueat speakers on keeping safe in the community and online

  • discuscion about what frienship means,

  • relaxation techniques and a cuppa

Contact Gillian on: 0131 476 0522 or gillian@edg-sco.org for more info!

 

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September 04, 2019

EDG's September Newsletter is now out!

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August 21, 2019

We’ve just received a cheque for £16.89 from #easyfundraising and it hasn’t cost our supporters a penny!

Our supporters have raised this money for FREE by using #easyfundraising when they do their usual online shopping! Thank you SO much to everyone who’s raised a donation so far - keep up the good work. If you haven’t raised a donation yet, it’s easy, completely FREE and you can get involved today! Just visit https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/edg/ .

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