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Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

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.


Four Square

Covid-19 UPDATE...

This service is still running but with some modifications, using digital platform and telephone/call support.

Normal service details...

Springboard is an 8-week Employability & Personal Development course for anyone over the ages of 25, living in Edinburgh or the Lothians. The course is aimed at helping those who have been long-term unemployed and/or face multiple barriers to gaining employment to recognise and develop their skills and attributes.

A wide variety of topics are covered from CV writing and Interview Skills to Cooking On a Budget as well as weekly sessions of a Mindfulness-Based Resilience course led by a qualified practitioner.

Participants also take part in weekly walks and have the opportunity to gain multiple certified qualifications including SQA Core Skills, Emergency First Aid at Work & Elementary Food Hygiene.

The Springboard programme culminates in a 3-day residential stay in partnership with Venture Trust. This involves a trip to the Highlands where a variety of personal development topics are incorporated into activities such as hill-walking and abseiling.

Participants will receive regular one-to-one support and guidance throughout the course to create action plans and signpost to any relevant employment, training or voluntary opportunities. The support provided can continue after the course until gaining employment or achieving the goals set.

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Four Square Hub, 67 Logie Green Road, Canonmills

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Contact Details
Contact Person: Nick Hall
Contact Telephone: 07944 694 243
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 17 August 2020