PIILMENY 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 http://investinginvolunteers.org.uk/about )
If you would like to volunteer with us please give us a ring - we would love to hear from you
NEW PROJECT - NE LOOP
LOOP stands for Local Opportunities for Older People. The project aims to help connect older people (65+) with information and opportunities in their local community. For more details on this exciting Project please go to OLDER PEOPLES SECTION in this website
LOOP VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION
You are more than welcome to come along to our Information Session:
Saturday 25th February
Pilmeny Development Resource Centre
15 Buchanan Street
Coffee/tea on arrival
Newly refurbished CENTRE FOR HIRE - for workshops/meetings/etc
at 15 Buchanan Street, Edinburgh - Contact PDP for more details - 0131 553 2559
ABOUT THE PILMENY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT:-
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.
If you would like to volunteer with the Project with any of our many Groups please click here to see leaflet
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