The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.

Organisation Details

Address 525 Ferry Road, Crewe Toll
Post Code EH5 2FF
Locality North West 
Telephone 07714 586 971
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  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Self Help/Support
  • Young People

We are People Know How

Unlocking your ideas for a better future today

We are an Edinburgh charity working with people and communities to develop innovative strategies and services to address social issues.

Our aim is to support and empower both individuals and organisations to mobilise their assets and realise their true potential. Often, people do not realise that they know how. That’s where we come in, unlocking ideas for a brighter future.

People Know How was founded in 2013 on the principle that people know how to identify their needs and the solutions that will help them fulfil their potential and solve social issues. People often don’t realise that they know how, and that’s where we come in – unlocking ideas for a better future, today. We call this social innovation.

We work primarily in the North East locality, with all parts of the community including children, young people, the elderly and those affected by homelessness. Our team is incredibly international, receiving volunteers, interns and placement students (our VIPs) from all over the world.

We also collaborate and work in partnership with a large body of partners and stakeholders in running our projects and services and driving social change.

What do we do?

Our main projects are:

- Positive Transitions Service, projects supporting children and young people
- Reconnect, helping people access the digital world
- Research Briefings, researching social issues to build a database of briefings



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Computer Delivery 0131 569 0525 More info »
Connect Four 0131 569 0525 More info »
Positive Transitions Service - Group Projects 0131 569 0525 More info »
Positive Transitions Service - One-to-one Projects 0131 569 0525 More info »
Reconnect - Growing Your Ideas 0131 569 0525 More info »
Reconnect - Learn Digital 0131 569 0525 More info »
Reconnect - Walking Befriending 0131 569 0525 More info »
Reconnect - Wellbeing Calls 0131 569 0525 More info »
Splendiferous Sessions 0131 569 0525 More info »
The Hub @ 525 Ferry Road 0131 569 0525 More info »