Coronavirus: PEP Daycare Services to Cease TODAY

Mar 17 2020
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Based on the current COVID – 19 (Corona Virus) situation; PEP received information from the Chief Officer of Edinburgh’s Health and Social Care Partnership.

The council has decided to suspend all their own day centres and step down commissioned day opportunities until further notice. This means that as of 17th March 2020, if you, or someone you care for, regularly attends a day centre, this will no longer continue. The Health and Social Care Partnership will of course review this decision regularly, as they learn more.

All PEP’s day-care services: The Day-care clubs: Monday Dunedin and MAGIC, Tuesday – Smarites, Thursday – Chummy, Friday – Cheery. The Neighbourhood Group Tuesday to Friday and the Saturday and Sunday Weekend Resources.  Also the Tuesday and Thursday Computer Class and the Tuesday Literacy sessions ARE ALL CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Please note that the office itself is remaining open at this time.

The Council also said:

“This will be a difficult time for many people and these are not decisions taken lightly however in the current evolving circumstances, we are struggling to justify bringing vulnerable people together. We cannot in good faith increase the potential risk of harm to you or your loved ones. For this reason, I am certain that you will understand and agree that this is the right decision to be taking just now, based on what we currently know.”

We will notify our service users of any updates. If you have any queries or need assistance please contact PEP on 0131 315 4466

Please stay safe and follow governmental guidance.


Feb 13 2020

On Tuesday 12th of February PEP drivers arrived at the organisations fleet of buses to discover two of them had been targeted by thieves. These thieves had expertly removed the Catalytic Converters from two of the newer buses.  

Not only will this be costly for us but we will be down two buses for a considerable amount of time!  This means we are running with a reduced fleet affecting our ability to provide a smooth service to some of those most in need.

We would like to confirm that PEP has spent the last years trying to identify secure parking for the buses. The council were also unable to identify a location. We have tried every space, business etc. throughout North Edinburgh and surrounding areas to no avail!


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