We want to break down stereotypes and challenge prejudices. We want a society that welcomes difference and diversity Multicultural Family Base
Picture the scene: children laughing with pleasure as they learn how to canoe; adults smiling and chatting round a cafe table. To the onlooker there may seem nothing unusual in such simple social pleasures. But let’s take a closer look at the latest stories on the Wall of Success. Continue reading “Welcome to Leith: how to create a sense of belonging?”
These are women who have volunteered their lives away, now they are finding that skills they take for granted could actually be used to get a job. Trishna Singh, Sikh Sanjog
Food features in many of the stories on the Wall of Success. But this week we pay tribute to two local enterprises that combine home cooking with great community spirit – and more than a pinch of entrepreneurial spice. Welcome to Punjabi Junction and the World Kitchen in Leith. Continue reading “Feeding community spirit in Leith”
Each child will be actively encouraged to become a confident individual, successful learner, effective contributor and responsible citizen. North Edinburgh Childcare
‘Please don’t make childcare an afterthought.’ The heartfelt message from Theresa Allison is clear and simple. Good quality childcare is an investment in the next generation – or to put it another way, in the future of Scotland. ‘It’s much more than babysitting.’
Continue reading “Childcare: investing in our future”
Dads are vital to helping our kids get the best start in life. One of our main priorities for 2017 is supporting more young dads.
Dads Rock turns five this week and, like all parents, the three founding fathers can’t quite believe it. As they prepare for a quiet celebration – there will be birthday cake – they have eyes firmly fixed on the next five years. Continue reading “Dads Rock five years old – and counting”
‘We aim for young people to be accepted as full members of the communities in which they live and learn.’
This is a Wall of Success story to make you smile. The sheer vitality of the young talent displayed on The State Leith is cheering enough, especially in the grey days of early January. It starts with having fun. But the aims of this adventurous young community interest company go much further.
Continue reading “The State Leith: high kicks on the Wall of Success”
‘If you are homeless there is no such thing as social mobility’ Josh Littlejohn
We lay the foundations of the ‘Wall of Success’ by reporting local achievements and aspirations in housing and energy. Meet Port of Leith Housing Association and Home Energy Scotland. But first, let’s set the scene with inspiration from an ambitious social enterprise. Continue reading “Housing and energy: Wall of Success”
‘It all started with a desire to improve the vista and environment in Newhaven and fortunately we had the backing of Newhaven Heritage Centre…’ In this lovely guest blogpost, Heather Yang tells the cheering story of Newhaven Heritage Community Garden. Now over to Heather…
Continue reading “Planting colour in Newhaven”