Update of services

In accordance with the government advice, all of our face-to-face activities are temporarily suspended. However, we are running a programme of regular online activities, please refer to the timetable below for details.

For more information about all our online services please refer to Support during Covid-19.


Day

Time

Activity

Description

Monday

12pm – 1pm

Living Well Lunch Club

An informal online social meet up with different activities every week! All Welcome

To join the group contact [email protected]

Tuesday

12pm-1:30pm

English Upper Intermediate

For those with a good working understanding of English (B2-C1)

To join the class contact [email protected]

12pm – 1pm

Cultural Exchange For Women

A relaxed social space for women in Edinburgh to share stories, culture, craft and friendship, integrating opportunities for newcomer women to practice English language. Women Only

To join the group contact [email protected]

3:50pm – 4:30pm

Business Start-up Information Session

Are you thinking about staring up your own business but you don’t know where to start? Join this informal session to get some basic information and business start-up in Scotland.

To access the session contact [email protected]

Wednesday

11am – 12:30pm

English Beginners/Elementary

For those with basic understanding of English (A1 – A2)

To join the class contact [email protected]

1:30pm – 2:30pm

New Scots English Beginner

For those with basic understanding of English (A1)

Arabic Speakers Only

To join the class contact [email protected] 

2pm – 3pm

Women’s Friendship Group (Arabic/English)

A multi-cultural women’s group that openly welcomes Arabic speaking newcomers to Edinburgh, to share friendship, practice English and build community. 

Women Only

To join the group contact [email protected]

6:30pm – 7:30

The Welcoming Choir

Welcoming Choir is back and ONLINE. We’ll have breathing exercises, warm ups, some uplifting gospel tunes. Singing also helps with your pronunciation and confidence in using English. You will meet new people from The Welcoming and all over Edinburgh.

All Welcome

To join the group contact [email protected]

Thursday

10am – 10:40am

Benefit Entitlement Information session

An informal online session that covers basic information about the benefit system in the UK.

To access the session contact [email protected]

11am – 12:30pm

English Intermediate

For those with a reasonable understanding of English (B1)

To join the group contact [email protected]

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Wee Blether Online

An informal and friendly conversation group for newcomers to Edinburgh to practice English and discuss a range of interesting topics. All Welcome

To join the group contact [email protected]

3:30pm – 5pm

Home Energy Advice Surgeries

Are you worried about the cost of your home energy and you are keen to learn how to use your energy more efficiently? Do you need help contacting your energy suppliers?

We can provide you with useful information and support.

To book an appointment contact [email protected]

Saturday

1pm – 4pm

Online Digital Skills in Arabic

Arabic Speaker Only

To join the class contact [email protected]

4:30pm – 6pm

Arabic Online Discussion Group

The group aims to provide general online support and discussion around how our service users are coping with the current COVID-19 situation

Arabic Speaker Only

To join the group contact [email protected]