The Edinburgh Engine Shed works with vulnerable young people to help them gain skills, confidence and self esteem to get paid employment through running a café, bakery and shop.
They raise over £150,000 a year from the business but Edinburgh Council are looking at taking away their share of the funding which will leave the Engine Shed with no choice but to close losing both an important service and a valuable community resource for the south of Edinburgh.
Dates-n-mates and The Arches are hosting "LATE" club night on Thursday 23rd May from 7.30pm till midnight.
"LATE" is Scotland's first and only inclusive club night.
The club night will be open to all but especially welcoming to people with learning disabilities. By listening to our members we recognised none of the mainstream night clubs offer a welcoming environment for people with learning disabilities.
The first "LATE" club night was in April last year and due to the huge success we arranged a second night in October. This has now become a very popular night and we are very excited to be working with The Arches again this year.
Some fantastic DJ's are lined up and the night will be even bigger and better than last year's.
If you have any questions or would like to purchase tickets please contact Stacey Murray.
Tel No. 0141 4272957
The Scottish Government has made a new law about self-directed support. This guide tells you about the new law and what it means.
The Government has also made some new rules that help people understand what will happen when people want to employ someone in their family or how some people might have to make a contribution to their support.
There are a number of things that you can do about the Bedroom Tax.
The Learning Disability Alliance Scotland has published a new guide to the Bedroom Tax. You can download the guide here.
After you have been told your housing benefit will be reduced you can appeal the decision. You can get more information on exactly how to do this from the Govan Law Centre. You will need to send the completed appeal form to your own local Housing Benefit office. You will need to be quick as there is a time limit on this.
You can also apply for Discretionary Housing Payments. You will probably only get this if you fall into a priority category but you should ask for an application form and give as much detail as possible.
You should join a local campaign against the Bedroom Tax. In Scotland you can get more detail here