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People Know How

Delivering their 500th device People Know How have delivered their 500th device as part of their Computer Delivery project. Digital exclusion The Scottish charity People Know How began Computer Delivery when lockdown began, refurbishing donated devices and delivering them to people in Edinburgh and East Lothian experiencing digital exclusion, in partnership with Venture Scotland. The […]

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News from Moredun

Campaigners in Moredun have won a major victory after plans to build 188 houses on what they describe as the “back garden” for the area’s 500 high rise households, have been shelved until at least 2022 following a high-profile campaign. The much loved and well used green space is used for community events, dog walking, […]

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Coping during lockdown

We are certainly living in mysterious times at the moment and I’ve never experienced anything like this before in my lifetime. My name is Mark Henry, Development Worker for Edinburgh Tenants Federation (ETF) and I have been working from home since we went into lockdown at the end of March.  In order to work from […]

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Staying connected during the Coronavirus outbreak

People Know How have partnered up with Venture Scotland, Change Recruitment Group, the Taranata Group, Edinburgh Palette, the University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Remakery to get computers and internet connection to those who need them during the current coronavirus outbreak. #StayHome Over the last few weeks the Coronavirus outbreak has changed lives across the […]

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Feedback from Chartered Institute of Housing Conference

Terry Kirby, Chair, Wharton Square Residents Association attended the Chartered Institute of Housing Conference held in Edinburgh in March. Here he gives his recollection of the main points discussed at the Conference. The theme of this year’s Conference was ‘Homes not Houses’. Home is where you are safe. However what if you are forced to […]

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The Work of Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland have created a consultation and peer-led model called Time for Change, that includes the voices of people experiencing homelessness and housing problems in shaping and designing solutions to local problems. Time for Change Edinburgh began in April 2019 and since then we have: Held local consultations on local problems and solutions, through the […]

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