Pilton Community Health Project has been working in the Pilton area of Edinburgh since 1984 – that makes it the oldest community health project in Scotland.
We use a social model of health – looking at how health is affected by everyday life such as the political, social, economic, environmental and cultural factors which shape the conditions in which we are born, grow, live, work and age. It is as much about the quality of your emotional and social situation as about your experience of disease or disability.
We are rooted in the community and have always worked using a community development approach to tackle ill health in the area. It is a process that includes:
promoting learning, knowledge, skills, confidence and the ability to act collectively
taking positive action to address inequalities in power, access and participation
strengthening organisation, networking and leadership with and between communities
working for change through increased local democracy, participation and involvement in public affairsAddress:
73 Boswall Parkway
Phone: t. 0131 552 0305
Charity no: SC018460