ECHF is a leading voice in driving the health inequality agenda in Edinburgh.

We provide leaders of local community health organisations with the opportunity to connect, learn together and to share best practice and resources. We fundamentally believe that we are stronger together.

what our members are up to today

While some of us celebrate the fact that #ChristmasIsComing, for others it can be a stressful time.

One way you can help struggling one parent families this Christmas is to donate to our gift appeals in Glasgow and Lanarkshire. Find out more: https://www.opfs.org.uk/appeal/

We love our colourful & welcoming crèche! Here, children have the chance to learn & develop through play. We offer a wide range of toys & activities for children to choose, including creative arts, book corner, construction toys & jigsaws. Learn more here: http://www.pchp.org.uk/projects/creche

Tomorrow we'll be getting festive at North Edinburgh Christmas Market! Drop in to North Edinburgh Arts from 11am - 3pm for hot food, home baking, carol singing, Santa's grotto, local handicrafts, children's activities & much more!

We are at the fabulously festive @cramondkirk1 Christmas Fair with @PolScotVol from 11-2pm today! If you're looking for a festive treat then why not pop along and say hi! Thanks to all the volunteers for organising such a great event! #festivefun #Christmasfair #supportlocal

We’re hiring! Two exciting roles at Health in Mind are closing soon, including a Support and Development Worker in the Scottish Borders, and a Support and Development Worker in West Lothian. The jobs can be found here: https://lght.ly/34cijik #Charityjobs #MentalHealth

Our week has been Festive packed with lots of action packed in too! We just loved our Silent Disco Seated Exercise class at Gilmerton Care Home, Neurological Wing with their lovely residents and the staff had a ball too! 🎄🎧🎤🤩 #seatedexercise #silentdisco #community

The everyday pressures of making ends meet often come to a head at Christmas with the additional costs of presents and food tipping families into debt or deeper into debt.

Our Christmas appeal aims to take some of that pressure off.

Find out more:

https://www.opfs.org.uk/appeal/

Our Community Link Workers, in partnership with GPs, provide patients with person-centred health & social support that will improve their health & wellbeing. As you can see from the numbers below, they've had a busy year! Find out more about what they do: http://www.pchp.org.uk/projects/community-link-workers

Our last REHIS Food Hygiene training course for 2019 is running on Monday 16th December at Hibernian Community Foundation.

Please contact Catherine on 0131 467 7326 or email cfyfe@edinburghcommunityfood.org.uk to book your place!

Come along to Thistle next week on Thursday 12th December, between 2 - 4pm for our Community Christmas🎄

Help us get into the festive spirit with handmade goods to be purchased, tea, coffee, home-baking and lots of Christmas Cheer!

Christmas is a time of happiness, reunions & celebration but you don't have to look far to find someone who may be feeling lonely. Kindness is certainly something we are good at at this time of year. Reaching out can make an immense difference to someone's life. #Seasontobekind

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came to our AGM & our fundraiser yesterday!

Thanks to you & all our supporters, we will survive.

Stay tuned for more info about yesterday's events, our Friends of PCHP campaign & of course all our ongoing work for the health of our community.

Fresh Start and The Welcoming ran a joint Winter #Sustainable Supper. The aim was to cook with food from both our gardens and fareshare produce, making delicious food while minimising #foodwaste Participants came together from over the world to cook & share stories 🥟🍎🍞

A useful thread🧵from Poverty Alliance on the range of election calls from different organisations in Scotland which are all united in telling the next UK Government that more must be done to challenge poverty and inequality and create a truly fair social security system.

Twitter feed video.
Poverty Alliance@PovertyAlliance

It's less than one week until #GE2019. With over 1 million people living in the grip of poverty in Scotland, we need the next UK Government to take action to loosen that grip.

Read our 'Righting the Wrongs: A manifesto to tackle poverty':

https://www.povertyalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Righting-the-wrongs-A-manifesto-to-tackle-poverty.pdf

Our own Ripple Xpress Drama group are performing for our seniors club this afternoon - they have worked hard with our tutors Emily and Karen and should be proud of themselves - can’t wait to see it #patontheback

Today from 1:30-3:00pm we are hosting a free 'Arts, Crafts and a Chat Drop-in Advice Surgery' in collaboration with @BenMacpherson.

Along with mince pies, we will be creating Christmas crafts with the children while parents/carers can chat to Ben about concerns or ideas 🦌✨

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