Health & Wellbeing
Colinton Community Council is represented on the Pentlands Neighbourhood Partnership Health & Wellbeing Action Group.
A Message from Alcohol Focus Scotland
Alcohol Focus Scotland would greatly appreciate the help of every Community Council to get alcohol onto the agenda of all council strategies following the May election.
Can you please forward a link to this message to your services and to anyone else as you think relevant?
We have produced alcohol harm fact sheets for each local area, for Edinburgh you can find this at http://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk/media/218223/Alcohol-harm-Edinburgh.pdf
You may wish to encourage services and local activists to engage with candidates in person or through social media, e.g., services or recovery groups could invite candidates to visit and hear about issues first hand, or individuals could attend local hustings and ask candidates questions. [Follow us on Twitter @AlcoholFocus.]
These are some of the questions you might want to ask
- Would you agree that action on alcohol is a priority issue that cuts across many sectors?
- How would you reduce the impact of alcohol on health, families and communities in your area?
- What steps will you take to find out about the impact of alcohol locally?
It would be great if you could also share with us any examples of work that you are already doing at a local level.
Alcohol Focus Scotland has contacted all candidates in the forthcoming local elections to raise awareness of alcohol issues. Emails have been tailored for each candidate with information about their local area - please see below for an example.
Defibrillators for Colinton
The Community Council has been investigating if more Defibrillators in Colinton would be a benefit to the community. At present we know of three sited in local sports clubs shown on the map. Mouse over the image to see a larger version.
- Colinton Tennis Club
- Colinton Bowling Club
- Bonaly Scout Centre
We want to seek the community's view, so if you have a views on this initiative and know of more defibrillators within the area shown on the map, we'll add further indicators to show these.
This is an evolving project and the more feedback we get from the community, the better.
Let us know your views Contact Us
The impact of alcohol in your local community
Alcohol Focus Scotland recently developed a new toolkit to help people raise concerns about the impact of alcohol in their local community.
‘Alcohol licensing in your community: how you can get involved’ outlines action that people can take about problems alcohol is causing in their local area. It also explains how the licensing process works in Scotland and provides practical assistance for people who want to get involved but aren’t sure where to start.
Social groups for over 65s in Colinton
The drop-in sessions for over 65s in Colinton Library have finished, but may continue later in the year. We will keep you updated. These are supported by Health in Mind.
There isn't an information stall currently in Colinton however there is an information stall for over 65s in Currie Library.
Come along to our information stall on Tuesday afternoons from 2-4pm, where you can find out about interesting activities, local groups, helpful organisations and useful services.
Meet new people in the local community and enjoy fun and free activities.
There are also Community Navigators
Quote from the Health in Mind website - "It can be hard to know what’s going on in your local area and how you can access the support and services you need. This becomes especially difficult when our lives are changing, for example after a fall that knocks our confidence or after the death of a loved one.
Our Community Navigator Emma, and team of friendly local volunteers will support you to find out what is on in your local area, and how you can access the support you need, in the way you want." Read More about this here