Report from the Save Our Care Homes Public Meeting

A big thank you to everyone who advertised the meeting and all those who attended and helped make it a success. In the event 82 people registered for the meeting and 65 attended all or part of it. This report includes video of the speaker contributions, a summary of the information, ideas, useful online linksContinue reading “Report from the Save Our Care Homes Public Meeting”

Contact your councillor, MSP or MP about the Edinburgh care home closures

Here’s a draft letter for sending to Councillors, MSPs and MPs about the proposal to close care homes.  Please write to your local councillor’s, your MSP and your MP.  You can use the text below, but even better to adapt it and include your own thoughts and comments.  You should get a reply and if you do pleaseContinue reading “Contact your councillor, MSP or MP about the Edinburgh care home closures”

Protesting as the EIJB meets to consider care home closures

As the board met at 10am today, we stood in socially distanced solidarity with the residents, the care workers and with the deputations to the EIJB from the Council unions and Edinburgh TUC. Here is the text of deputations to the board from the Edinburgh Trades Union Council: Bed Based  Care – Phase One Strategy MyContinue reading “Protesting as the EIJB meets to consider care home closures”

Save Our Care Homes

A few days ago the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) announced plans to close five publicly run residential care homes: Fords Road, Clovenstone, Jewel House and Ferrylee homes would be shut completely and Drumbrae would have a change the use to medically-led care of the elderly.If these closures go ahead they will have a majorContinue reading “Save Our Care Homes”

Our City: Housing and Homelessness

This is a report of the meeting on Housing and Homelessness in Edinburgh, which we held on 22nd April 2021. In our recent survey of how Edinburgh residents feel about councils services just under a half felt that housing services were poor and a similar proportions were unhappy with support for the homeless. In theContinue reading “Our City: Housing and Homelessness”

Scottish Parliament Elections 2021

Ask your local candidates to support the ‘Another Scotland is Possible’ pledge Members of Another Edinburgh is Possible worked with Another Glasgow is Possible and activists around Scotland to produce this statement aimed at individuals standing in the 2021 Scottish Parliament Elections. Email the pledge to your local candidates, raise the questions at hustings eventsContinue reading “Scottish Parliament Elections 2021”

Our City

‘Our City’ – the full report of ‘Another Edinburgh is Possible’s’ survey of the views of Edinburgh residents is published today. You can read the report online or download it via this link. Here’s the report forward written by Mary Alexander I am delighted to have been asked to write the foreword to this excellentContinue reading “Our City”

Democratic Deficit

On 18th February Edinburgh City Council met to discuss its budget for 2021/22.  It’s not a normal year because neither Westminster nor Holyrood have yet set their budgets and these budgets set the parameters for the Council’s decision. The budget motion set before councillors seemed to have been written in a parallel universe.  It acknowledged the challenge ofContinue reading “Democratic Deficit”

Survey – interim report

Another Edinburgh is Possible – Interim report on the results of a survey of how Edinburgh residents experience council services Since 2012/13, Edinburgh City Council budget cuts have amounted to £320 million.  Year on year of so-called ‘savings’ have resulted in a hollowing out of jobs and services to Edinburgh residents.  Over the last 12Continue reading “Survey – interim report”