New housing project in Cockenzie for veterans

via Connected Communities East Lothian Council’s housing team have developed new housing in Cockenzie specifically for people who have served in the armed forces, with some designed for people with mobility issues. More information for people who may be eligible to apply to this new housing development can be found at this link: Our properties – Veterans … [Read more…]

New Family Well Being and Community Outreach Service from Sight Scotland

Sight Scotland, the national charity providing support, care & education for vision impaired people of all ages in Scotland, has announced a new service for Family Well Being and Community Outreach. They are looking to help individuals and their families that are effected by sight loss, hoping to reach people through telephone contact and online and … [Read more…]

Thanks to all Community Befrienders

Our Co-Chairs, Lorna Sinclair and Hilary Smith want to send a big thank you to all our community Befrienders for all your support, before, during and ongoing in these unsettling times.  Your work is very much appreciated. The community befriending project is part of North Berwick Coastal Community Connections.  From their web presence: “working to … [Read more…]

#IRemember – A Dying Matters campaign

We are delighted to see this online campaign to remember those close to us. Sharing stories is a way to keep memories of loved ones alive. “Around the world, different cultures and faiths have ways to remember the dead. At the end of October and start of November we have Halloween, Samhain, All Souls Day, … [Read more…]

Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care: Shaping Strategy Workshop

via Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief. A workshop exploring the future of public health palliative care and compassionate communities approaches in Scotland. Friday 9 October, 10.30am – 12pm (via zoom)   The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care is currently gathering evidence, experience and ideas to help shape the future strategic direction of palliative and … [Read more…]

School Counselling Services In East Lothian

By Joanne Allen, East Lothian Council Communciations Adviser SCHOOL COUNSELLING SERVICES IN EAST LOTHIAN East Lothian Council has awarded Midlothian Young Peoples Advice Service (MYPAS) a three-year contract to deliver a school counselling services for 10-18 year olds who live in East Lothian. Counsellors will support children, young people and families to improve their mental … [Read more…]

Support for people affected by loss

PETAL Support is a charity working throughout Scotland with people affected by murder, homicide, and suicide.  During the coronavirus pandemic, the charity has extended support to families and partners bereaved by COVID19. They have recently produced two new leaflets. Have you been affected by homicide or suicide? Do you need someone to speak to? Have … [Read more…]

Fringe by the Sea Returns

We’re delighted to hear the news about Fringe by the Sea, which returns in a new capacity this year ahead of a planned full return in 2021. Make sure you pop along to visit the art, film and photography installations on our High Street, as we look forward to more Speigeltent buzz in our town, … [Read more…]