Communities - Community Compass



Space, Craigmillar Social Enterprise & Arts Centre, 11 Harewood Road, EDINBURGH, EH16 4NT
0300 666 3030
North East


Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25), Older People
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+


Space, Craigmillar Social Enterprise & Arts Centre, 11 Harewood Road, EDINBURGH, EH16 4NT
0300 666 3030




Community Compass - Is it For You?

- Money worries?
- Lonely or need someone to talk to?
- Want to move your life forward?
- Anxious or not feeling too good?

We could help you!

Community Compass a new kind of support to residents in the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh.

Community Compass is funded by the Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation and City of Edinburgh Council’s Health Inequalities Fund. The project is designed to support people to connect with local services and help them overcome challenges they are facing, using an approach known as social prescribing.

The team works in partnership with Craigmillar Medical Group, taking referrals from people experiencing issues that can't be addressed clinically such as debt, unemployment or isolation. Community Compass project workers get to know each individual and what is important in their lives. Working together, plans are created to help each person reach his or her goals.

As well as working closely with Craigmillar Medical Group, the Community Compass team are able to take referrals from other agencies and organisations such as the Thistle Foundation and hold regular community drop in days for individuals.

As well as working closely with individuals, Community Compass have established a number of community activities including a cooking group, a gardening group and a Men's Shed project. These groups provide additional activities for individuals within the Craigmillar community and enable people to come together in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment.

What sort of things can we help with?

If you aren’t happy about things in your life, we may be able to help you. We are a service in Craigmillar and the surrounding area, who will link you in with the people who can give you the support you need. This could be for debt advice, help to get back to work or into volunteering, or to get involved in a group or activity you’re interested in. It could be that it’s based in your area or somewhere else in Edinburgh.

How does it work?

Our worker will listen to you and understand what’s going on in your life just now. They will work out with you what you want to tackle – whether it’s personal, practical or emotional. We will then make a plan together about how you want to do this, and will support you to achieve your goals.

For further information on our Community Link Working approach, please contact us via our online form at or give us a call on 0300 666 3030.

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