Outreach

CONTACT DETAILS

COMMUNITY ONE STOP SHOP (COSS)

EDINBURGH, EH11 4JH
0131 443 6223 / 0131 453 9245
SERVICE LOCALITY
South West

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INFORMATION

Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25), Older People, Families
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+

ORGANISATION
CONTACT DETAILS

3 Broomhouse Market, Broomhouse, EDINBURGH, EH11 3UU
0131 443 6223

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information SERVICE DETAILS

COVID-19 UPDATE...

During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic, we are continuing to deliver our outreach service at the Calders. However, we have restricted our services somewhat and review this on a regular basis. For more information, please call us on 0131 443 6223.

Our outreach services are delivered from the community flat located on the ground floor of Dunsyre House in the Calders area of Edinburgh.

We work out of the flat on Wednesdays from 11:00am to 1:00pm, and provide the following services:

- Foodbank
- Advice provision
- Hot lunch, tea and coffee
- Support services

Throughout 2018-19, we distributed 912 food parcels at the Calders Outreach Project. Each individual who visits the project is also offered a hot lunch, and tea or coffee and a warm space to chat and relax.

Data from the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation highlights the area is in the 5% most deprived in Scotland relating to health, education and income, and above 50% of residents are living in poverty.

Reason for access is varied, however, the primary reasons identified for the cohort are:

- Drug use, in particular the use of intravenous drugs
- Homelessness and vulnerable housing
- Intergenerational poverty
- Functional illiteracy
- Long term illness
- Financial crisis - including benefit sanctions, rent arrears and debt repayments or having no money left after payments

Other Services Run By

Community One Stop Shop (COSS)

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