We are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and those who we support. As such, the way we’re delivering some of our services is changing due to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Our focus is on ensuring support is still available for those who need it and we continue to explore innovative ways of providing our services that best meet the prevention guidelines as set out by the Scottish Government.
At present the following services are affected:
Golden Years – our 1-2-1 meetings and groups are temporarily cancelled, with telephone befriending support being offered from our valued volunteers and staff. If you have concerns, please contact email@example.com or call us on 0131 475 2434
OPAL – our 1-2-1 befriending and social groups are temporarily cancelled, with telephone befriending support being offered from our valued volunteers and staff. If you have concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01506 815 815
SCCR – We have had to cancel our Annual Reception and have contacted everyone who was invited. If you have any questions please contact our SCCR team on 0131 475 2493.
Cook School – our upcoming cooking classes and supper clubs are postponed until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact our food education email@example.com
FareShare Depot – Partner organisations will not be able to pick up their order at the depot until further notice – we will be delivering to all our partners, with requisite precautions in place. As of 30 March, operational hours will be 8am-4pm. For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0131 554 3900
Addiewell Visitors Centre – we have revised our working hours to 12:30-16:30, Tuesday – Sunday. You can contact staff via email email@example.com or phone 07522 907 329 – messages and emails can be left anytime, and we will respond as quickly as we can.
Arnotdale House and Cafe – As of today the café and event spaces at Arnotdale House will be closed to the general public until further notice. This includes all events and community hires. We will be reviewing this situation in late March/ early April – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries
Community Gardens – our community gardens remain open to the public for access (for information on location/opening hours, please see here). Patient engagement and volunteer activities currently paused. For any questions, please contact RECG@cyrenians.scot (Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens) or MCHGardens@cyrenians (Midlothian Community Hospital Gardens)
Learning and Work – We will continue to support those we work with, offering remote assistance, but unfortunately we are not in a position to take any new referrals for the time being. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
Live Life – We will continue to support those we work with, offering remote assistance, but unfortunately we are not in a position to take any new referrals for the time being. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mediation and Support – we will endeavour to maintain contact with the young people and families we are currently working with, not least because we recognise in these challenging times that family tensions could easily increase. Please be assured that all clients have now been contacted and offered remote support and ongoing mediation via telephone, text, whatsapp, email, etc. Where possible, we have taken on board people’s individual preferences and will offer support in this way for the time being. Unfortunately we are not in a position to take any new referrals at this time. For any questions, please contact email@example.com
Farm Enterprise – closed to non-essential personnel. Our veg bag scheme is still available through Pete’s Farm Run http://www.petesfarmrun.com/, but we have stopped deliveries to workplaces and collection points. All our surplus produce will go to the FareShare depot, to be distributed to communities in need. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We will update this page with any further changes as we continue to assess the situation. For useful guides and regular updates please check the following resources: