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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.

As local authorities continue to reduce the services they are able to provide, local communities are thinking about how they can ensure vital services are not lost, including taking on services and facilities and running these themselves.

When a community wants to deliver a service or activity directly, Edinburgh Social Enterprise can help determine whether or not a social enterprise is the best way of doing this and can give advice and support with start up. Where a different model, such as charity or volunteer led group is more appropriate we will signpost you to our partners in EVOC or Volunteer Edinburgh.

There are a number of changes to policy, decision making structures and legislation that have been put in place to help communities take ownership of assets and directly manage and deliver services. The key ones are listed below:

- Community Asset Transfer
- Community Planning Partnerships
- Edinburgh Local Improvement Plans
- Community Engagement
- Community Councils
- Participatory Budgeting

For further information, please see
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This record was last modified on: 24 March 2020