Prestonfield and District Neighbourhood Workers Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC007869

Aim to provide advice, information, social and therapeutic care to older and disabled people in an area of south Edinburgh.In particular, Prestonfield and the surrounding district.

Current opportunities

We are seeking indivduals with an interest in the care of older people and experience of the operation of Day services in a community setting. Someone with a background in social care, nursing, community work or the operation of a social care business could be the ideal person for this role. Other valuable skills would include business management, social and therapeutic care, personnel or legal background.

Assisting the Day Care staff in the care of the older people including passenger assisting, settling into the dayroom, serving and clearing up after meals, assisting people into and out of chairs and encourageing them to particfipate iin the social activities. Training will be given re passenger assisting, manual handling, food hygiene and personal care.

As we face the coming winter with people struggling to heat their homes or buy food, Prestonfield are planning to open our Cafe Area as a Heat & Eat facility for people who are struggling. We are opening Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm for anyone who needs to come in somewhere warm and receive a warm welcome and get a free bowl of soup and bread.