Community Compass

Community Compass is funded by The Scottish Government and Edinburgh Health and Social Care partnership. The project is designed to support people to connect with local services and help them overcome challenges they are facing, using an approach known as community link working. The team works in partnership with five local medical practices, taking referrals for people experiencing issues that can't be addressed clinically such as debt, unemployment or isolation. Community Compass link workers get to know each individual and what is important in their lives. Working together, plans are created to help each person reach his or her goals. A GP from Craigmillar Medical Group explained that the support the Compass team give is tailored to each individual's needs, this makes it much more likely to suceed than a one size fits all approach. As well as working closely with individuals, Community Compass have established a number of community activities including a cooking group, a gardening group and a Men’s Shed project. These groups provide additional activities for individuals within the Craigmillar community and enable people to come together in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment. To find out more about Community Compass, please contact Helena Richards, Community Project Manager on 07920 267 564 or email

Privacy Policy

As Community Link Workers (CLW), we appreciate that when you share your personal information with us, you trust us to look after it. So we’ve produced this Privacy Policy which provides information about the different ways we use and store personal information and data about you. To find out more, click here: