Reconnect (People Know How)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Adults and families living in Edinburgh and East Lothian

Description

Reconnect offers support to adults and families in Edinburgh and the Lothians to help them improve wellbeing by increasing digital and social inclusion.

We believe that digital inclusion and social inclusion are linked and together contribute to enhanced wellbeing. We provide a supportive environment to reduce social isolation through building digital skills and maintaining connections, helping people to stay connected, improve financial health, increase employability, access resources and more.

How does it work?

We used a three-faceted approach to digital inclusion, providing support through digital groups. We can help with:

    • Using devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktop computers
    • Connecting to the internet
    • Navigating the web and social media
    • Completing everyday tasks online
    • Connecting with the community, family and friends
    • Managing finances, paying bills and saving money online
    • Reducing costs (energy providers, data plans, shopping, etc.)
    • Finding opportunities for education and employment
    • Feeling less isolated and having someone to talk to

Digital Groups

Hibernian Community Foundation
North Stand of Easter Road Stadium
12 Albion Place
Leith, Edinburgh EH7 5QG
When: Wednesday 10:30am – 12:30pm

The Ripple
198 Restalrig Road South
Craigentinny, Edinburgh EH7 6DZ
When: Thursday 2:00pm – 4:00pm

St Brides Centre
10 Orwell Terrace
Gorgie & Dalry, Edinburgh EH11 2DZ
When: Monday 10:00am – 12:00pm

Goodtrees Neighbourhood Centre
5 Moredunvale Place
Moredun, Edinburgh EH17 7LB
When: Tuesday 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Fresh Start
22-24 Ferry Road Drive
Pilton, Edinburgh EH4 4BR
When: Friday 10:30am – 12:30pm

Fisherrow Centre
F1
South Street
Musselburgh EH21 6AT
When: Tuesday 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Space at The Broomhouse Hub
79-89 Broomhouse Crescent
Edinburgh EH11 3RH
When: Wednesday 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Craigmillar Library
101 Niddrie Mains Rd,
Edinburgh EH16 4DS
When: Monday 1pm – 3 pm

Community Renewal Pennywell
31 Pennywell Road
Muirhouse, Edinburgh EH4 4PJ
When: Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm

South Bridge Resource and Education Centre
6 Infirmary Street (Computing Room 2)
City Centre, Edinburgh EH1 1LT
When: Tuesday 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Dunbar Library
Bleachingfield Community Centre
Countess Road
Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1DX
When: Friday 10:30am – 12:30pm

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Is there a cost?

Free

Location information

Currently over the phone and online

Opening times

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

Contact Details

Straits Meadow , 61-63 London Road, Edinburgh , EH7 6AA

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Types of support on offer:

Drop-in
Online
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Healthy living
Isolation
Learning, employability, volunteering
Loneliness
Long term conditions/disabilities
Relationships and Family Life

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