Tough times but North West Carers are back on track

November 23, 2014
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‘change is part of the provision of social care’ North West Carers Centre has had it’s share of difficulties over the last year: without a manager and facing a funding crisis, there were times when the voluntary board and staff must have thought about throwing in the towel. Thankfully they remained loyal to the project, […]

NHS volunteers head out to Sierra Leone

November 23, 2014
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More than 30 NHS staff from across the UK departed for Sierra Leone yesterday to join Britain’s fight against Ebola – the first group of NHS volunteers to be deployed by the UK government. The British team will now complete a week of training in Freetown before moving to British-built Ebola treatment centres across the […]

Candle Safety Week advice

November 23, 2014
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Did you know this is Candle Safety Week? Me neither, but here’s some advice that’s particularly relevant at this time of the year …  The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is making an appeal to the public to stay safe this Candle Safety Week. Candles pose a real threat to life if misused. Follow […]

Edinburgh Police launch festive safety campaign

November 23, 2014
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Police in Edinburgh have launched their annual campaign to keep people safe during the festive season. As part of Operation Greenland, (formerly Operation Astrodome) officers in the city centre will each day issue a special ‘Countdown to Christmas’ photo on social media. The image will relate to a specific theme of festive safety or update […]

Edinburgh Award: last call for nominations

November 23, 2014
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You’ve just five days left to submit nominations for the next Edinburgh Award recipient. Votes for the Edinburgh Award 2014 must be submitted online or by post no later than Thursday 27 November 2014. The Lord Provost, Councillor Donald Wilson, said: “The Edinburgh Award is the City’s chance to pay public tribute to an extraordinary […]

NEN annual general meeting

November 23, 2014
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‘Local folk know and trust the NEN’ Despite the alternative attraction of a Scotland v England international football match live on TV fourteen people attended North Edinburgh News’ annual general meeting at Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre on Tuesday evening. Chairman Martin Hinds reported on what has been an ‘interesting and challenging’ year for the project and […]

Do they know they’re carers?

November 22, 2014
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Angela Dias joined North West Carers Centre in the summer.  She talks about how the project supports local carers – and how NWCC could help YOU: North West Carers Centre (NWCC) has been part of the furniture in the local area for nearly 20 years, and you might know us. You might be a Carer […]