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History

We've been providing innovative services since 1973. From an initial narrow focus we've moved on to lead the way in lots of different areas and over the years evolved our identity and structure.

Our roots are in Edinvar Housing Association and Edinvar Community Care. We became Places for People Scotland Care & Support in 2006. You can find out more on our organisational development by downloading our pioneering work factsheet (pdf 74.79 kb).

A history of innovation

We've notched up an impressive list of firsts including:

  • Commissioning Scotland's first mainstream barrier-free housing
  • Developing in partnership with another association an innovative day care centre - the first of its kind in Scotland
  • Organising a major European conference, Beyond Barrier Free: New Technology as an Aid to Independent Living and delivering the UK's first SMART home
  • Developing Scotland's first purpose-built shared housing for single people
  • Pioneering a support housing service to provide disabled people with control over their support
  • Promoting person-centred planning in Scotland in partnership with four other organisations with funding from the Scottish Office
  • Creating a social care academy - it was the first of its kind to be managed by a support provider
  • Creating a zombie film - written, filmed and acted by people we support.
 
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"We are immensely proud of our organisational heritage of over 40 years and we are committed to continuing the tradition of innovation and continuous improvement in all aspects of our work. "
Rhona Murray, Director
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Registered office: Hays Business Centre, 4 Hay Avenue, Edinburgh, EH16 4AQ. Places for People Scotland Care & Support is a registered Scottish Charity No. SC014023 Company Limited by Guarantee No. 120135