Useful Community Information

Safer Communities, Safer Scotland – Useful information on keeping you, your family and your community safe can be found here.

Free benefit and debt advice for Edinburgh residents

As the coronavirus pandemic hits the economy harder, more people are now dependent on benefits due to job loss and reduced income. Many people aren’t able to pay for essential things like rent and mortgage costs while others struggle with fuel and food costs.

Four of the city’s advice services are still busy working to support residents to maximise their income and support through these difficult times – whether it is helping people to get the benefits they are entitled to, helping manage debt or rent arrears, giving advice on housing problems or budgeting or help with food and bills. All services are currently providing assistance remotely though some are starting to offer limited face to face appointments.

Contact us if you or any of your clients/residents/community/members need help through these difficult times:

Doorstep Crime – Shut out Scammers – A video with key tips can be viewed and shared here: https://youtu.be/esLVTNy3afg

Cyber Resilience – Latest Cyber Resilience bulletin which details information on the latest scams and also advice on how to protect ourselves and businesses.

PETAL (People Experiencing Trauma and Loss) –  is offering time limited bereavement support to anyone bereaved by Covid-19, as well as their usual services for those bereaved through murder and suicide. See PETAL leaflet.

HcL Transport – Service Update

Alcoholics Anonymous

Volunteering in the Community

Edinburgh City Council NW Area – News, Information and Event roundup

    • The latest Edinburgh City Council NW Area Newsletter containing a roundup of useful information can be found here.

    Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership

  • Details of the Flue Vaccination Programme in Edinburgh can be found here.

Ss John the Baptist and Kentigern is a Parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, registered charity No. SCO08540