Wednesday, 23 March 2011

From There to Here

Among other things, I arranged a couple of visits in Wester Hailes today to catch up on some local issues. First call was a coffee with Nabirye at Scorescotland who do work with the local Black and Minority Ethnic communities, providing advice services to people who need them and activities for youngsters, encouraging those from different backgrounds and culture to mix and socialise. They're about to start a Lothian wide NHS project that will heighten awareness of health issues among different ethnic groups. Next to be subjected to my company were Carol, Roy and Brendan at Prospect Housing Association. Got a couple of updates on local projects (not encouraging but too complex to go into detail here) and was reminded of the Wester Hailes blog "From There to Here" . If you've got any history or connection with Wester Hailes it's a really interesting site and has a Facebook group as well. Not impressed with the Budget by the way, but not in the mood to labour the point just now.

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