"Great to catch up with Carol, Sheila and their hard working colleagues at the Broomhouse One Stop Shop, continuing to provide a great service from Broomhouse to The Calders with help and support."

Their advice service is delivered from Monday – Thursday, 9am-3pm on an appointment basis, and through drop-ins on Fridays 9am-12pm. They also have additional services including specialist advice for Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) clients, and Wednesday evening advice appointments which are supported by CHAI (Community Help and Advice Initiative).

They also offer one-to-one employability support to around 25 people per month: a tailored service with an employment adviser who works with clients to ensure they get the information and guidance they need.

They operate a self-referral food bank, which means that you do not have to get a referral from a professional in order to get a food parcel, ensuring that they can provide support to people who may not be accessing other services, or who do not have the ability to request a referral. On average, there are 110 visits to the food bank every month.

They also deliver Food Bank and advice services at the Calder’s Community Flat in Edinburgh. The Calder’s is one of the most deprived areas in the city, with over 50% of residents living in poverty.

They offer additional services including these C-Card, free sanitary product provision, and Holiday support programmes with local schools.

Joanna Cherry with Carol and Sheila at the Broomhouse One Stop Shop

Joanna Cherry QC MP


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