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Advice and Support Organisations
Art Organisations
Churches
Community Councils
Councillors
Disability Support /Advocacy Groups
Dental Surgeries
Doctor’s Surgeries
Ethnic Minority Groups/Services
Health Organisations
Hospitals
Housing Organisations
Libraries
Life – Long Learning
MP’s/MSP’s
Mental Health Support
Nurseries
Older Peoples Services
Parents
Police Stations
Schools – Primary
Schools – Secondary
Sports/Exercise Centres
Training/Employment Organisations
Women’s Groups
Services for Young People
Other Groups

Advice and Support Organisations

Leith Citizens Advice Bureau
Drop in service from 9.30am – 12.30pm with appointments in the afternoon.
Address – 23 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8PG
Telephone – 0131 554 8144
Website – www.citizensadviceedinburgh.org.uk

City of Edinburgh Council – North East Locality Office
We can help you with all sorts of Council services, including paying Council tax and rent, housing – including bidding on properties through Key to Choice, reporting noise and anti – social behaviour, information about grants for community projects, parks and green spaces and roads issues.
Address – 101 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4DS (Office open 8.30 – 4.30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 – 4.30pm on Tuesdays and 8.30am – 3.40pm on Fridays)
Telephone – 0131 529 3111
E-mail – eastteam@edinburgh.gov.uk

North Edinburgh Foodbank
Address – South Leith Parish Church, 6 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6BS
Telephone – 0131 554 2578
Website –http://edinburghne.foodbank.org.uk/

Leith Neighbourhood Partnership
The Leith Neighbourhood Partnership covers two Local Authority multi member wards of Leith and Leith Walk.
Address – Leith NP Office, Leith Library, 28 – 30 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, EH6 4AE
Telephone – 0131 539 6194
Website – www.edinburghnp.org.uk

Social Care Direct
Telephone – 0131 200 2324
E-mail – socialcaredirect@edinburgh.gov.uk

The Advice Shop
Information, advice and representation to access welfare benefits and deal with debt. This is a free, impartial and confidential service.
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday- 8.30am – 4.30pm; Tuesday 10am – 4.30pm; Friday 8.30am – 3.40pm.
Address – 249 High St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1YJ
Telephone: 0131 200 2360

If you are having a crisis and need help with immediate essential living costs, check out this booklet – Help with Immediate Essential Living Costs

 

Art Organisations

Impact Arts
We use visual arts, music, drama, dance and technology to work with young people aged 14 – 19 years old.
Telephone – 0131 661 9102
Website – www.impactarts.co.uk

Out of the Blue
Creates opportunities for everyone to participate in the arts
Address – 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG
Telephone – 0131 555 7100
Website –  www.outoftheblue.org.uk

Leith School of Art
Leith School of Art is a unique art school committed to the teaching and practice of art/design.
Address – 25 North Junction Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6HW
Telephone – 0131 554 5761
Website – www.leithschoolofart.co.uk

 

Churches

Edinburgh Guru Nanak Gurdwara
Address – 1 Sheriff Brae, Edinburgh EH6 8TJ
Website – http://edinburghsikhs.com/Edinburgh-Gurdwara

Edinburgh Hindu Mandir & Cultural Centre
Address – St Andrew’s Place, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 7EG
Website – www.edinburghhindumandir.org.uk

Leith St Andrew’s Church
Address – 410 – 412 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH6 8HT
Telephone – 0131 553 8839
Website – www.leithstandrews.org

Mohiuddin Jamia Masjid and Education Centre
Address – 123 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh EH6 5JB
Telephone – 0131 555 1116
Website – www.mohiuddintrust.org.uk

Pilrig St Paul’s Church
Address – 1b Pilrig Street, Edinburgh
Website – www.pilrigstpauls.org.uk

South Leith Baptist Church
Address – Casselbank Street, Edinburgh EH6 5HA.
Telephone – 0131 553 2344

South Leith Parish Church
Address – 6 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6BS
Telephone – 0131 554 2578
Website – www.slpc.co.uk

St Mary’s Star of the Sea
Address – 106 Constitution Street, Edinburgh EH6 6AW
Telephone – 0131 554 2482
Website – www.stmarysstarofthesea.org/

For more information about churches in the area – www.leithchurchestogether.org.uk

 

Community Councils

Leith Central Community Council
Website – www.leithcentralcc.co.uk

Leith, Harbour and Newhaven Community Council
Website – www.lhncc.btik.com

Leith Links Community Council
Website – www.leithlinkscc.wordpress.com

 

Councillors – Leith Ward

Cllr Gordon Munro (Leith Labour Party) Telephone – 0131 529 3280. E-mail – gordon.munro@edinburgh.gov.uk

Cllr Adam McVey (SNP Group). Telephone – 0131 529 3279. E-mail – adam.mcvey@edinburgh.gov.uk

Cllr Chas Booth (Scottish Green Group). Telephone – 0131 529 3182. E-mail – chas.booth@edinburgh.gov.uk

 

Children and Families

Dr Bells Family Centre
Provides a range of services and facilities for families in Leith
Address – 15 Junction Place, Edinburgh, EH6 5JA
Telephone – 0131 553 0100
Website – www.en-gb.facebook.com/drbells

Fort Community Wing
Runs a wide range of recreational and educational activities
Address – North Fort Street, Edinburgh, EH6 4HF
Telephone – 0131 553 1074
Website – www.fort.edin.org

The Halls
Community halls which are run by South Leith Parish Church and include a Café, internet classes and room hire.
Address – The Halls, 6 Henderson Street Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6BS
Telephone – 0131 554 2578
Website – www.thehallsvenue.co.uk

Leith Community Education Centre
Providing educational and recreational opportunities for all.
Address – 12a New Kirkgate, Edinburgh, EH6 6AD
Telephone – 0131 554 4750

YMCA Edinburgh
Offering services for all people including children and older people
Address – 1 Junction Place, Edinburgh, EH6 5JA
Telephone – 0131 553 7877
Website – www.edinburghmethodist.com/wp/?page_id=90

Kinsfolk Carers
Kinsfolk Carers Edinburgh is an Edinburgh based charity support group for kinship carers. Kinship carers care full time for children who cannot live with their parents‚ for many different reasons.
Website – www.kinshipcarersedinburgh.co.uk/

Multi-Cultural Family Base Centre
Multi-Cultural Family Base aims to enhance the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and their families directly and through the education and training of students in caring professions.
Address – 50 Coburg Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6HE
Telephone – 0131 467 7052
Website – www.mcfb.org.uk

 

Disability Support /Advocacy Groups

The Action Group
Provide a range of services for children and adults with a learning disability: welfare rights advice, supported employment, housing with support, services for children, adults, care at home and a volunteer unit.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Telephone – 0131 475 2315
Website – www.actiongroup.org.uk

ECAS
Dedicated to giving friendly and practical help to physically disabled people. To achieve this ECAS does everything from running classes through to providing individual grants for holidays and equipment and supporting initiatives to bring greater freedom to physically disabled people.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Telephone – 0131 475 2344
Website – www.ecas-edinburgh.org

Euan’s Guide
Euan’s Guide features disabled access reviews from disabled people and their friends and families.
Address – 10 Constitution Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7BT
Telephone – 0131 510 5106
Website – www.euansguide.com

FABB Scotland
Aims to empower people who have disabilities to engage in the social, leisure and educational activities of their choice.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Telephone – 0131 475 2313
Website – www.faab.org.uk

Grapevine
Grapevine provides information on matters such as benefits, housing, transport and equipment for disabled people in the Edinburgh area.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Telephone – 0131 475 2350
Website – www.lothiancil.org.uk

Intowork
Employment assistance to people with disabilities.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Telephone – 0131 475 2369
Website – www.intowork.org.uk

People First Scotland
An independent self-advocacy organisation in Scotland, run by and for people with learning difficulties.
Address – 77- 79 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5PW
Telephone – 0131 478 7707
Website – www.peoplefirstscotland.org

Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living
Advice and information on disability issues and support for disabled people to access independent living and self directed support.
Telephone – 0131 475 2350
Website – www.lothiancil.org.uk

Skill Scotland
National organisation of disabled students – information service for individuals and institutions.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Telephone – 0131 475 2348
Website – www.skill.org.uk

Upward Mobility
Working with disadvantaged and vulnerable people in a positive and creative way.
Address – Arts Complex, St Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE
Telephone – 0131 661 4411
Website – www.upwardmobilityproject.com

Visualise
Assist multi disabled visually impaired children and adults to help them fulfil their maximum physical, intellectual, emotional and social potential and providing residential and day-care assistance.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Website – www.visualise.org.uk

 

Dental Surgeries

Barron Dental
Address – 23-27 Ferry Rd, Edinburgh, EH6 4AD
Telephone – 0131 202 9785
Website – www.barrondental.com/

Great Junction Dental Practice
Address – 163 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5LG
Telephone – 0131 554 8589
Website – www.greatjunctiondental.com/

Leith Walk Dental Surgery
Address – 83 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8LX
Telephone – 0131 554 8216

Pilrig Dental Practice
Address – 8 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5AQ
Telephone – 0131 629 8581

 

Doctor’s Surgeries


Dr Roderick J Scott and Partners
Address – 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5HB
Telephone – 0131 554 6471

Bangholm Loan Surgery
Address – Bangholm Loan, Edinburgh, EH5 3AH
Telephone – 0131 552 6363

Leith Links Medical Centre
Address – 4 Hermitage Place, Edinburgh, EH6 8BW
Telephone – 0131 554 1036
Website – www.linksmedicalcentre.scot.nhs.uk

Leith Mount Surgery
Address – 2 Lindsay Street, Edinburgh, EH6 4EG
Telephone – 0131 561 1900
Website – www.leithmountsurgery.co.uk

Leith Surgery
Address – 2 Duke Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8HQ
Telephone – 0131 554 6471
Website – http://www.leithwalksurgery.scot.nhs.uk/

Restalrig Park Medical Centre
Address – 40 Alemoor Crescent, Edinburgh, EH7 6UJ
Telephone – 0131 554 2141

Rose Garden Medical Centre
Address – 4 Mill Lane, Edinburgh, EH6 6TL
Telephone – 0131 554 1274
Website – www.rosegardenmedicalcentre.co.uk

Summerside Medical Practice
Address – 29B Summerside Place, Edinburgh, EH6 4NY
Telephone – 0131 554 3533
Website – www.summersidemedicalcentre.scot.nhs.uk

The Longhouse Surgery
Address – 73 East Trinity Road, Edinburgh, EH5 3EL
Telephone – 0131 552 4919
Website – www.longhousesurgery.co.uk

 

Ethnic Minority Groups/Services

Edinburgh Chinese School
Helping to promote Chinese culture, with opportunities to join in clubs and activities
Address – PO Box 6888, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15 2WQ
Website – www.edinchineseschool.ik.org

Ethnic Minority Law Centre
Free independent legal service that offers bilingual and culturally sensitive legal advice, assistance and representation.
Telephone – 0131 229 2038
Website – www.emlc.org.uk

MILAN
MILAN (SWO) Ltd is a day care provision for older Asian people from Indian Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Mauritian communities.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY

Sikh Sanjog
Provide a range of quality opportunities for Sikh women and their families
Address – 22 Laurie Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7AB
Telephone – 0131 553 4737
Website – www.sikhsanjog.com

Shakti Women’s Aid
Provides support, information, counselling and safe temporary accommodation for ethnic minority women who are suffering from domestic violence or any form of abuse.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Telephone – 0131 475 2399
Website – www.shaktiedinburgh.co.uk

SkillNet
Training and adult guidance project which seeks to empower black minority ethnic people, helping them access sustainable employment directly or via appropriate education and training programmes.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Telephone – 0131 475 2451
Website – www.skillnetedinburgh.org.uk

 

Health Organisations

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
To find your nearest meeting, check out – www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk or phone 0845 769 7555

c:card
c:card is the quick and easy way to access free condoms in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
To find your nearest c:card point, check out – www.ccard.org.uk

Edinburgh Community Food Initiative
Getting people into healthy food and healthy food into people
Address – 22 Tennant Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5ND
Telephone – 0131 467 7326
Website – www.ecfi.org.uk

Leith Community Treatment Centre
Provides a wide range of out-patient and day services for adults and children living in Leith and North East Edinburgh
Address – Junction Place, Edinburgh, EH6 5JQ
Telephone – 0131 536 6225 Website – http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/GoingToHospital/Locations/Pages/LeithCommunityTreatmentCentre.aspx

Life Coach Directory
If you’re in need of support, search our network to be connected with a professional life coach or NLP practitioner
Website – http://www.lifecoach-directory.org.uk

Narcotics Anonymous
N.A. is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
To find your nearest meeting, please check out – http://www.ukna.org or phone 0300 999 1212.

 

Hospitals
Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Address – 9 Sciennes Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Telephone – 0131 536 0000
Website – www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Address – 51 Little France Crescent, Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Telephone – 0131 536 1000
Website – www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Western General Hospital
Address – Crewe Road South, Edinburgh
Telephone – 0131 537 1000
Website – www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

 

Housing Organisations

Bethany Supported Housing
Providing support and furnished accommodation for vulnerable adults.
Address – 65 Bonnington Road, Edinburgh, EH6 5JQ
Telephone – 0131 553 1119
Website – www.bethanychristiantrust.com

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh
Crisis Skylight Edinburgh works with single people who are homeless and vulnerably housed. They offer structured 12-week courses, taster sessions and one-to-one support to help people learn, develop skills and improve their confidence
Telephone – 0131 209 7700
Website – www.crisis.org.uk/pages/crisis-skylight-edinburgh.html

Cyrenians Homelessness Prevention Service
For people over 16 years living in Edinburgh who are in danger of losing their homes.
Telephone – 0131 475 2556
Website – www.cyrenians.org.uk

Edinburgh Tenants Federation
Represents the interests of tenants and residents in the City of Edinburgh.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Telephone – 0131 475 2509
Website – www.edinburghtenants.org.uk

Foursquare
Four Square believes that everyone has the right to a home and a place in their community.
Since 1975 we’ve been at the forefront of tackling homelessness in Edinburgh and beyond.
Address – Four Square Hub, 67a Logie Green Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4HF
Telephone – 0131-557-7930
Website – www.foursquare.org.uk

North Area Housing Office (City of Edinburgh Council)
Address – 8 West Pilton Gardens, Edinburgh, EH4 4DP
Telephone – 0131 529 5151
E-mail – northteam@edinburgh.gov.uk

Port of Leith Housing Association
Offers quality affordable housing in Leith.
Address – 108 Constitution St, Edinburgh, EH6 6AZ
Telephone – 0131 554 0403
Website – www.polha.co.uk

 

Libraries

Leith Library
Address – 28-30 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, EH6 4AE
Telephone – 0131 529 5517
Website – www.edinburgh.gov.uk/libraries

McDonald Road Library
Address – 2 McDonald Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4LU
Telephone – 0131 529 5636
Website – www.edinburgh.gov.uk/libraries

 

Life – Long Learning

Adult Education Programme (City of Edinburgh Council)
Telephone – 0131 556 7978
Website – https://www.joininedinburgh.org/enrol/aep/

Community Based Adult Learning (Edinburgh College)
Telephone – 0131 535 4630

Drummond Community High School Adult Education Programme
Address – 41 Bellevue Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4BS
Telephone – 0131 556 2651
Website – www.drummondhigh.com

ILA Scotland
ILA Scotland is a Scottish Government scheme that helps you pay for learning that you can do at a time, place, pace and in a way to suit you.  It’s for people who have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or who are on benefits.
Website – www.ilascotland.org.uk

Learn Direct Scotland
Website – www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Leith Academy Adult Education Programme
Address – 20 Academy Park, Edinburgh, EH6 8JQ
Telephone – 0131 554 0606
Website – www.leith.edin.sch.uk

Literacy and Numeracy Classes (City of Edinburgh Council)
Telephone – 0800 085 7672 (freephone)
E- mail – info@edinburghliteracies.org.uk
Website – https://sites.google.com/a/edinburghliteracies.org.uk/edinburgh-literacies1/contact-us-1

The Big Plus
The Big Plus encourages adults to improve their reading, writing and number skills
Website – www.thebigplus.com

 

Mental Health Support

Advocard
Edinburgh-wide advocacy project for adults who have experience of mental ill health.
Address – 332 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5BR
Telephone – 0131 554 5307
Website – www.advocard.org.uk

Edspace (Edinburgh Mental Health Information)
Edspace aims to – signpost people to appropriate mental health services in Edinburgh, enable people to make informed choices in their treatment and care, inform people of factors influencing positive mental health and wellbeing and enable people to access services and information which may be of benefit to them or someone they support.
Website – www.edspace.org.uk/

Outlook Project
Information and guidance for people who use mental health services in Edinburgh
Address – 4 Duncan Place, Edinburgh, EH6 8HW
Telephone – 0131 555 2482  Website – http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20070/adult_and_community_learning/475/outlook_project

Penumbra
A mental health charity that provides support services for vulnerable people across Scotland.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Telephone – 0131 475 2380
Website – www.penumbra.org.uk

Royal Edinburgh Hospital
The Royal Edinburgh Hospital provides acute psychiatric and mental health services, including treatment for learning disabilities and dementia. It’s specialist services include centres for the treatment of eating disorders, alcohol problems and young people’s mental health.
Address – Morningside Terrace, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Telephone – 0131 537 6000
Website – http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/GoingToHospital/Locations/REH/Pages/default.aspx

See Me
‘See me’ is Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health.
Address – 13 Maritime Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6SB
Telephone – 0131 624 8945
Website – www.seemescotland.org.uk

 

MP’s/MSP’s

Deidre Brock MP
Edinburgh North and Leith
Constituency Office – 166 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5LJ
Telephone – 0131 555 7009
E-mail – deidre.brock.mp@parliament.uk

Ben MacPherson MSP
Edinburgh Northern and Leith
Telephone – 0131 348 5786
Website – www.benmacpherson.com

 

Nurseries

Broughton Primary Nursery School
Address – Broughton Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4LD
Telephone – 0131 556 7028

Leith Primary Nursery School
Address – St Andrew’s Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7EG
Telephone – 0131 554 4844

Leith Walk Primary Nursery School
Address – Brunswick Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5NG
Telephone – 0131 556 3873

Lorne Primary Nursery School
Address – Lorne Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8QS
Telephone – 0131 554 2308

St Mary’s RC Primary Nursery School
Address – Links Gardens, Edinburgh, EH6 7JG
Telephone – 0131 554 7291

Stanwell Nursery
Address – Junction Place, Edinburgh, EH6 5JA
Telephone – 0131 554 1309
Older Peoples Services

 

Older Peoples Services

Ageing Well
Aims to provide physical activities and social opportunities for inactive older people in order to maintain and improve their health.
Address – Ageing Well, 141 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE
Telephone – 0131 458 2184
Website – http://www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/activities/older-adult-activities

Care and Repair
Care and Repair Edinburgh is an agency which assists older people and people with disabilities, with house repairs, improvements and adaptations, enabling them to remain in their own homes in more comfort, security and independence.
Address – 4 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JE
Telephone – 0131 220 7630
Website – www.careandrepairedinburgh.org.uk

City of Edinburgh Services for Older People
Includes information about bus travel, activities, library outreach services and housing options.
Website – www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20076/adults_and_older_people

EARS Advocacy Service
The Edinburgh Advocacy Representation Service is funded by health and social work to provide free, independent advocacy (on a one to one basis) to older people in, or moving into long term care.
Address – Forecourt Business Centre, Ashley Place, Edinburgh, EH6 5PX
Telephone – 0845 607 0129
Website – www.ears-advocacy.org.uk

Edinburgh Garden Partners
Matching people who want to garden with people who have space to share
Website – www.edinburghgardenpartners.org.uk/

LifeCare
LifeCare supports the independence of older people, helping them to live as normally and independently as possible within their given circumstances
Address – 2 Cheyne Street, Edinburgh, EH4 1JB
Telephone – 0131 343 0940
Website – www.lifecare-edinburgh.org.uk

Mealmakers
Meal Makers is a local neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects people who love cooking, and who are happy to share an extra portion of home cooked food, with an older neighbour who would really appreciate a freshly prepared meal and a friendly chat.
Address – Meal Makers, c/o LOOPS, 222 Leith Walk, EH6 5EQ
Telephone – 07710 703 528
Website – www.mealmakers.org.uk

NEECAG Older Peoples Forum (North East Edinburgh Care Action Group)
Leith & Portobello
Address – 19-21 Buchanan Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 8SQ
Telephone – 0131 553 2559
Website – http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/directory_record/242558/north_east_edinburgh_elderly_care_action_group_neecag

Pilton Equalities Project
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.
Address – PEP Centre, 2 West Pilton Park, Edinburgh, EH4 4EL
Telephone – 0131 315 4466
Website – www.pepequalities.co.uk

Edinburgh Silver Surfers
Website aimed at providing news, features and articles of interest for those aged over 50 both within Edinburgh and beyond.
Address – ACE IT, 2nd Floor, 115 George St, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN
Telephone – 0131 477 3883
Website – www.edinburghsilversurfers.co.uk/

University of the Third Age
Exists as a learning co-operative to enable members to share learning and leisure activities. Its aim is to enable members to work together in preserving and adding value to their quality of life
Address – Membership Secretary, 9 McQuade Street, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, EH19 3QG
Telephone – 0131 663 9090
Website – www.edinburghu3a.org.uk

If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with dementia, then you may find this booklet helpful – Dementia leaflet

 

Parents

Home – Start Leith and North East Edinburgh
Home – Start offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in the local community.
Telephone – 0131 553 7819
Website – www.homestartleith.org.uk

Men in Childcare
Men In Childcare attract and increase the number of men in the childcare profession.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Telephone – 0131 475 2333
Website – www.meninchildcare.co.uk

Playbase
Encourages the educational and social development of individuals through the provision of training for parents, play workers and carers.
Address – 4 Duncan Place, Edinburgh, EH6 8HW
Telephone – 0131 554 8873
Website – www.playbase.org.uk

Real Nappy Project
The Real Nappy Project encourages parents in Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian to use real nappies as an alternative to disposable nappies.
Telephone – 0131 555 4010
Website – www.changeworks.org.uk/shared/real-nappies/148/

Stepping Stones (North Edinburgh)
Group and individual support for young parents up to the age of 25 and pregnant women living in North Edinburgh.
Telephone – 0131 551 1632
Website – www.steppingstonesnorthedinburgh.co.uk

 

Police Stations

Leith Police Station
Queen Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7EY.
Telephone – 0131 554 9350
Website – www.scotland.police.uk/

 

Primary Schools

Broughton Primary School
Address – Broughton Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4LD
Telephone – 0131 556 7028

Leith Primary School
Address – St Andrew’s Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7EG
Telephone – 0131 554 4844

Leith Walk Primary School
Address – Brunswick Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5NG
Telephone – 0131 556 3873

Lorne Primary School
Address – Lorne Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8QS
Telephone – 0131 554 2308

St Mary’s RC Primary School
Address – Links Gardens, Edinburgh, EH6 7JG
Telephone – 0131 554 7291

Trinity Primary School
Address – Newhaven Road, Edinburgh, EH6 4QA
Telephone – 0131 554 2062

Victoria Primary School
Address – Newhaven Main Street, Edinburgh, EH6 4HY
Telephone – 0131 476 7306

 

Secondary Schools

Drummond Community High School
Address – 41 Bellevue Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4BS
Telephone – 0131 556 2651

Leith Academy High School
Address – 20 Academy Park, Edinburgh, EH6 8JQ
Telephone – 0131 554 0606

Trinity Academy High School
Address – Craighall Avenue, Edinburgh, EH6 4RT
Telephone – 0131 478 5050

 

Sports/Exercise Centres

Alien Rock Indoor Climbing
Alien Rock was Scotland’s first dedicated indoor climbing centre and has been providing a fun, exciting and friendly venue for indoor climbers since 1994. Indoor climbing is suitable for almost all ages and abilities from the complete novice to experienced climber, whether you visit individually or as part of a group of friends. aliens@alienrock.co.uk
Address – Alien 1. 8 Pier Place, Newhaven, Edinburgh, EH6 4LP
Telephone – 0131 552 7211
Address – Alien 2. 37 West Bowling Green Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5NX
Website – www.alienrock.co.uk

Dudley Bowling Club
Address – Dudley Grove, Edinburgh, EH6 4QP
Telephone – 0131 554 7912

Leith Bowling Club
Address – 19 Summerfield Gardens, Edinburgh, EH6 7LZ
Telephone – 0131 554 7439

Seafield Bowling Club
Address – Leith Links, Edinburgh, EH6
Telephone – 0131 554 2372

East of Scotland Cricket Association
Cricket Association with grounds on Leith Links.
Website – www.eastleague.org.uk

Leith Athletic Football Club
The club is one of the largest juveniles clubs in Scotland having players from 5 to 21 in the juvenile ranks and also a successful East of Scotland team.
Website – www.leithathletic.org

Leith Victoria Boxing Club
Based in Leith’s Academy Street, Leith Victoria AAC, was founded in 1919 and is Scotland’s oldest boxing club still in existence.
Address – The Bell Gymnasium, 28 Academy Street, Leith, EH6 7EF
Telephone – 0131 333 1112
Website – www.leith-victoria-aac.com

Leith Victoria Swim Centre
Address – Junction Place, Edinburgh, EH6 5JA
Telephone – 0131 555 4728
Website – www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/list-85

 

Training/Employment Organisations

Apex Scotland
Works to reduce re-offending by working with offenders and young people at risk of offending to help them address their employability needs and progress them towards employment, education or training.
Address – Bonnington Business Centre, 106 Jane Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5HG
Telephone – 0131 467 8300
Website – www.apexscotland.org.uk

Barnardos Works Edinburgh
Employability support for unemployed 16 – 24 year olds from Edinburgh.
Telephone – 0131 559 3940
Website – www.barnardos.org.uk

Connected Learning and Employability
Connected provides life skills, work preparation and vocational skills training opportunities.
Telephone – 0131 557 7913
Website – www.foursquare.org.uk

Job Centre Plus
199 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6QP
Telephone – 0845 604 3719
Website – www.direct.gov.uk

 

Women’s Groups

Link Up Women’s Support Centre
A centre run for women by women where we engage in activities, discussion, education and support to help us take charge of our own lives and improve our health and well – being.
Address – Lochend House, 33 Lochend Road South, Edinburgh, EH7 6BR
Telephone – 0131 661 9292

Website – http://www.link-upsupport.co.uk/

Women onto Work (WOW)
Works with some of the most disadvantaged women in the Edinburgh & Lothian regions. WOW’s transformational programmes help women to improve their confidence, self esteem, job seeking skills and ability to access education, training and high quality employment.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Telephone – 0131 475 2622
Website – www.womenontowork.org/

 

Services for Young People

Citadel Youth Centre
Providing Community based youth work in Leith offering various activities and opportunities
Address – 175 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6JE
Telephone – 0131 554 0510
Website – www.citadelyouthcentre.org.uk

Edinburgh Young Carers Project
To provide support for children and young people who have caring responsibilities at home.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Telephone – 0131 475 2322
Website – www.youngcarers.org.uk

Fairbridge In Scotland
Part of UK wide Fairbridge organisations which aims to offer long-term personal development programme to inner city young people.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Telephone – 0131 475 2303
Website – www.fairbridge.org.uk

The Junction
Health related services, education advice and support for young people in Leith and North East Edinburgh
Address – 82-86 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5LJ
Telephone – 0131 553 0570
Website – www.the-junction.org

LGBT Youth
We are here to help support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people. You can get in touch with us in a number of ways if you have a question, need advice or support, or are just looking for someone to talk to.
Telephone – 0131 555 3940
Website – www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/

Pilmeny Youth Centre
Activities and events to cater for the needs of the local community.
Address – 44 Buchanan Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RF
Telephone – 0131 554 0953
Website – www.pilmeny.co.uk

Right Track
Get Ready for Work provider offering employability training for 16 – 18 year olds.
Address – Edinburgh Training Centre, Ground Floor, East Suite, Playfair House, 6 Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3LY
Telephone – 0131 557 8584
Website – www.right-track-scotland.co.uk

Turning Point Scotland
Leith service for people aged over 18 years with substance misuse issues.
Telephone – 0131 553 2222
Website – www.turningpointscotland.com

Venture Scotland
Provides programmes for young people with limited opportunities with an emphasis on personal and social development, shared experiences and enjoyment in an outdoor setting.
Address – Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Telephone – 0131 475 2395
Website – www.venturescotland.org.uk

 

Other Groups
Greener Leith
Greener Leith is non-profit group dedicated to making Leith greener in every sense
Website – www.greenerleith.org.uk

Leith Crops in Pots
Leith Community Crops in Pots aims to encourage and support the people and organisations of Leith to grow food, vegetables and flowers for bees, in urban spaces, in order to improve health and well-being, community cohesion and the environment.
Website – http://leith-community-crops-in-pots.org/

Leith Festival
Annual festival based in Leith with many different events and featuring a Gala day.
Address – 1st Floor, 17 Academy Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 7EE.
Telephone – 0131 629 1214
Website – www.leithfestival.com

Leith Local History Society
Local organisation researching the history of Leith and giving talks.
Website – www.leithlocalhistorysociety.org.uk