This page is continuously updated. If you have or know of a relevant service or group to add or update, please let us know via the QDCC contact page.
A cost of living crisis initiative from Queensferry & District community council along with the local churches aimed at providing advice, links and direction for anyone looking for a warm place to socialise, chat or just hang out.
Support for Families Index a general list of links.
Ukrainians in Queensferry is a local group set up to identify what we as a community can do to support families and their hosts if any families from Ukraine move to the area. Support can vary widely from
friendship to translation to transport. While some hosts will want to do much of this themselves
others may be working and unable to support full time. We do not seek to match families or provide facilities as such, we only seek to provide links to existing and emerging local support services.
Queensferry Care Since 1993, Queensferry Care has been dedicated to providing high quality support services to older people and their carers in South Queensferry, Ratho, Ratho Station, Dalmeny, Newbridge and Kirkliston. People with dementia; life-limiting illnesses; those experiencing social isolation and carers are supported to remain active and connected within their own communities. Through access to Day Opportunities people can choose a varied programme of activities within their home, our centre or their community. Older people can also access our Supper Club and Befriending services.
QCCC offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities within the communities we support.
Edinburgh Food Project at The Priory Church in South Queensferry hosts our local food bank, which is a branch of The food bank provides emergency food supplies and other support services (including money advice and wellbeing support) for people in crisis. Welfare charities, local churches and statutory services refer clients to the food bank. For information on how to get help, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 444 0030
Health in Mind – Depression and Anxiety Support Groups Edinburgh The Depression and Anxiety Support Group is a friendly user-led support group and it’s open to any adults living with depression, low mood, stress or anxiety. It offers the opportunity for confidential local support, contact with others in a similar situation and the opportunity to explore positive ways of coping with depression. We are currently hosting groups both online and in person. For both online and in person groups, please pre-register to attend by 3.00 pm on the day of the meeting you would like to attend at the latest.
Forth Bridges Men’s Shed
The Shed already has a breadth of skills and experience but welcomes men of all trades and none on Wednesdays at the South Queensferry Community Centre.
The October 2022 issue of The Scottish Shedder will cover an important update Forth Bridges Men’s Shed so look out for the magazine hitting your inbox next Tuesday (18th October)! If you are not yet a member of the SMSA to receive the magazine, join for free at https://scottishmsa.org.uk/join-smsa
Port Edgar Watersports CIC was set up as a Community Interest Company (CIC) limited by guarantee because we want to use the Centre to make a positive social difference in the world. As a social enterprise our:
- Focus is on using the Centre to support disadvantaged adults and young people living in Scotland. We have a specific focus on people who are homeless and those with experience of the care system in Scotland, but we welcome anyone who could use watersports to move towards a more positive future.
- Assets are locked into the business.
- Profits are reinvested back into the company to ensure we offer everyone a high quality experience and to achieve our social aims.
- We are signed up to The Code – Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland.
Much more to be added…..