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Directory of local groups/projects who are offering specific support during the current COVID-19 pandemic »

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Organisation Details

Address 13 Queen's Walk, Niddrie
City/County Edinburgh
Post Code EH16 4EA
Locality North East 
Telephone 0131 661 3366
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  • Advice/Information
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Health
  • Self Help/Support
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Sport/Leisure/Recreation

We support people living with disabilities, long term conditions or facing challenging life situations to live well, whatever that means to them.

We support people to take control of their life, focusing on the person, not their situation. We listen to what a person tells us they need and we tailor our support around that, working beside people until they are able to manage life without us.

Our support takes many different forms...

Health and wellbeing - self-management support for people with long term conditions to focus on developing coping strategies to get life back on track.

Supported Living - personalised support packages for people with disabilities to live independently in their own homes.

Thistle's Gym - accessible community gym open to all

Thistle YP - support for young disabled people moving from school to adult life to plan for the future of their choice.

The Thistle Shed - is a place for men, particularly veterans, to socialise and spend time on their own terms.

Volunteer training - so people with lived experience of long term conditions can deliver our work in their communities.

Children's Wellbeing - working with local schools, introducing children to strategies and tools that build resilience and support wellbeing



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Bespoke Training 0131 656 9287 More info »
Children's Wellbeing 0131 656 9930 More info »
Conference Facilities 0131 661 3366 More info »
Get More Active 0131 656 7346 More info »
Keep Moving! 0131 661 3366 More info »
Lifestyle Management Courses 0131 661 3366 More info »
Mindfulness 0131 661 3366 More info »
Support for Veterans 07471 030 957 More info »
Supported Living 0131 661 3366 / 07900 166 746 More info »
Tai Chi & Relaxation 0131 661 3366 More info »
Thistle's Shed 07471 030 957 More info »
Training - House of Care More info »
Training - Leading Others 0131 661 3366 More info »
Training - Learn more about supported self management 0131 661 3366 More info »
Training - Person Centred Planning and Big Plans 0131 661 3366 More info »
Training - Personal outcomes and Human Worries 0131 661 3366 More info »