#MidlothianCares and Challenge Poverty Week 2022

Challenge Poverty Week 2022

#MidlothianCares is a new campaign to offer local people practical supports identified by our new, cross party Cost of Living Task Force. It will launch during Challenge Poverty Week, which runs from Monday 3 October to Sunday 9 October.

Events for Challenge Poverty Week:

Monday 3 October

Tuesday 4 October

  • 9am-5pm: Looking for help with your career? Skills Development Scotland on Eskbank Road in Dalkeith is holding an all day drop-in session and job search sessions from 10am-11am and 2pm-3pm, no need to book.
  • 10.30am-2.30pm: Drop in to the Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust at Bogwood Court to get help and advice from Social Security Scotland about benefits and filling in the required forms.
  • 3.30pm-4.30pm: Midlothian practitioners can register now for an online event about the HENRY programme that supports babies and children to get the best possible start in life by supporting the whole family to make positive lifestyle changes, creating healthier and happier home environments, and building healthier communities.
  • 3:30pm-5pm: If your 5-21 year olds don’t have their free bus pass yet, then join us in Dalkeith Library (Please bring along proof of address, photographic identification and a passport sized photo or digital photo. If parents/carers/guardians can come along it will make the process a bit easier, but forms to take home will be provided).

Wednesday 5 October

  • 10am-12noon: Drop in to St John's and King's Park Church in Dalkeith (opposite Morrisons) to speak the Citizens Advice Bureau and Social Security Scotland to check you are getting everything you are entitled to.
  • 3:30pm-5pm: If your 5-21 year olds don’t have their free bus pass yet then join us in Newbattle Library (Please bring along proof of address, photographic identification and a passport sized photo or digital photo.  If parents/carers/guardians can come along it will make the process a bit easier, but forms to take home will be provided).

Thursday 6 October

  • 3:30pm-5pm: If your 5-21 year olds don’t have their free bus pass yet then join us in Penicuik Library. (Please bring along proof of address, photographic identification and a passport sized photo or digital photo. If parents/carers/guardians can come along it will make the process a bit easier but forms to take home will be provided).
  • 7pm-8pm: Register for an online introduction to an eight week course at Edinburgh College about challenging inequalities in Midlothian. The course starts on Tuesday 25 October from 6.30pm to 8pm, at the Midlothian campus. Topics covered will include how to make a difference and power and influence.