Our Link-Up Leith project is a 2.25 year collaborative partnership between Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA), Changeworks, Edinburgh Community Food, Stepping Stones and Manor Estates Housing Association. The aim of the Link-Up Leith project is to support people in Leith living on low incomes to improve their life skills and confidence.

 

Edinburgh Community Food are working closely with Changeworks to deliver cooking courses and Kitchen Canny workshops to help people understand the importance of eating a healthy balanced diet but to achieve this affordably by using their fuel efficiently to manage the cost. We also cover topics such as meal planning and making their food bill go further as well as reducing food waste.

 

We are also running REHIS courses within the Link-Up Leith project. REHIS courses improve skills and knowledge of food hygiene, food and health, allergy awareness and eating well for older people. People report that REHIS certificates are useful in gaining employment.

 

Currently, Edinburgh Community Food Link-Up Leith activities are being delivered online via Zoom and Teams.

 

We are planning lots of upcoming events and activities for next year. Please get in touch with [email protected] if you are interested in hearing more about the project and plans.