About Us

About Us

History of the Organisation

The Pilton Elderly Project was founded in February 1989. In 2007 PEP changed its name to The Pilton Equalities Project to better reflect our changing client group and increasingly varied range of services.

What we do

  • Accessible Transport – PEP has 9 accessible minibuses, and an MPV
     
  • Volunteer Recruitment – PEP offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities from accessible minibus driving and club assistants, to reading buddies and gardeners
     
  • Lifelong Learning – PEP promotes lifelong learning opportunities for older and other vulnerable people, offering classes in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT support
     
  • Day-care – PEP operates 5 day care clubs in North Edinburgh aimed at linking welfare, social and lifelong learning
     
  • Weekend Resource - PEP provides support through the Weekend Resource Group on Saturday & Sunday for people aged 50+ who suffer from isolation or mental health problems
     
  • Neighbourhood Group – PEP provides a four times per week service for people of all ages who have long term, debilitating mental health issues
     
  • Visiting/Information Service – PEP operates a visiting and information service to ‘take the community’ to older people who are otherwise unable to access community facilities 
     
  • Befriending Service – PEP offers a befriending service for those experiencing loss or bereavement
     
  • Homecare Service - PEP provides a low cost service for older people who need help to continue living independently at home
     
  • Gardening and Decorating - PEP provides a community gardening and decorating service