Weekend Resource

Coronavirus: PEP Daycare Services to Cease TODAY

theo_pep
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.

Fun with the Weekend Resource

theo_pep
Feb 17 2020
Weekend Resource

Both the Saturday and Sunday groups enjoyed themselves creating works of art from felt. The groups worked hard designing and planning the images before cutting and gluing the felt into place.

Saturday’s theme was a peaceful scene with trees and a waterfall next to the exclusively named fictional street of ‘Pilton Heights’. Sunday opted for a seascape with plenty of colourful fish, whales and seaweed and a sailboat under a beautiful night sky… look out for the submarine!

If you are over 65, living in the North Edinburgh area and looking for something to get you out of the house; we would love to hear from you. We currently have spaces to join in with the Saturday group.

Call us on 0131 3154466 or email us at pepequalities@btconnect.com

 

Front Garden Makeover

theo_pep
Nov 10 2017
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A huge well done to the Weekend Resource and gardening volunteers for all their effort in PEP’s front garden. 

The group have been working hard since August to redesign and brighten up the entrance to the PEP Centre. They have been getting rid of some of the old plants, moving some to new homes and planting new ones, including spring bulbs, feature trees and bedding plants.

Our thanks also to Volunteering Matters for their Action Earth Grant, which has allowed us to make this project happen!

Thank you

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Garden Makeover at PEP

theo_pep
Feb 02 2017
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PEP’s sensory garden at the rear of the office has always been a favourite spot for people to sit out at and enjoy the famous elusive Scottish sun. But over the years the garden has become more and more wild, with large plants taking over and ivy covering half of the area!


We were delighted then that the PEP Neighbourhood group’s continued working partnership with ‘Edinburgh Lothian Greenspace Trust’ has culminated in the Trust providing funding for the garden to have a complete makeover.


The Trust employed contractors to come in and completely redesign the space, with input from PEP service users, volunteers and staff. The three contractors wasted no time in getting to work and digging out all the old established plants and readying the ground. New steps were built with a path to access the upper levels of the gardens and fabulous planters have been created from old tyres; not only for recycling, but also to enable people with all abilities to get involved in gardening.


The team even created a foldaway work table meaning that potting can be done by the group on site and then be cleared away to make the most of the space. The side garden has also been cleared with a path created to what will be PEP’s soft fruit area.


Whilst there is still a lot of work to do, with the contractors coming back in a few weeks to continue their amazing work, the garden is already vastly different with more light and more space for gardening. Once the work is completed the Neighbourhood group will set to work to plant up the garden once again with the help of Edinburgh Lothian Greenspace Trust and the Weekend Resource will be decorating the planters to bring more colours into the space.


(Have no fear; the removed plants will all be rehomed over at the community garden!!)

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