The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


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.



Covid-19 UPDATE...

Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government, our Local CommUnity Voices staff continue to engage with colleagues, partners and networks active in broader policy work – so that the Scottish Government and Parliament are sighted on the particular needs of BME communities, particularly in an area of multiple deprivation. We are currently working on Scotland’s new Hate Crime Bill, and on the Human Rights Committee’s inquiry into the human rights and broader equalities impacts of COVID-19 and the current lockdown, just as the UK Government’s latest Immigration Bill makes its way through the Westminster Parliament.

Our provision continues to grow – we are always happy to speak to communities, partners and funders about emergent needs and how we might meet these needs.

We will continue to provide as much information as possible on our website: where you can also find our contact details.

Normal service details...

This project works with Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, partners and service providers in the West of Edinburgh. The aim of the project is to empower BME communities to get involved in local decision making and community planning; as well as increasing awareness and knowledge of services and provisions in your neighbourhood.

Calling BME people staying/working in the West of Edinburgh

What are YOUR concerns in your local area?
Do you feel safe in your area?
Have you experienced hate crime or anti-social behaviour in your area?
Do you have ideas to help make things better?
Do you want to know what services are available to you?

Help bring communities together and make a difference.

Wester Hailes Local Place Plan

The Local CommUNITY Voices Project is involved in the exciting work around the development of a Local Place Plan for Wester Hailes. Following a number of community consultations in and around Wester Hailes, our communities have been having a say in the future of Wester Hailes.

How would you improve Wester Hailes?

Give us your views and help improve your neighbourhood. Tell us about the issues that are important to you and that you’d like people to know. Please see and input your thoughts and views into a map of Wester Hailes. If you need any help with this, please contact Shasta on 0131 442 2341.
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WHALE Learning Centre, 30 Westburn Grove, Wester Hailes
EH14 2SA

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Contact Telephone: 0131 442 2341
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This record was last modified on: 17 August 2020