Garvald Edinburgh

Gorgie Workshops Refurbishment

We desperately need to upgrade and improve access to our creative workshops that support over 200 adults with learning disabilities. A new lift, with accompanying improved access features, will increase the number of people that can use our facilities as well as helping those that already attend.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC014228)

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Situation

Our Gorgie Workshop is in desperate need for refurbishments that go above and beyond a 'lick of paint'! We sadly have to limit the number of people with physical disabilities that can use our building as we don't have effective access or escape routes. This failing also limits members and staff that currently attend our workshops and deprives them of their independence as they often need support to move around and go to the toilet etc.

Solution

By installing a lift our building will immediately became much more accessible and open to everyone, regardless of their physical or learning disability. Our members will be able to enter and access the building much quicker and easier and they won't require the same level of support which will allow them to regain their freedom and independence. It will mean that our current members, and future recruits, will be able to join our bakery, woodwork or tool repair workshops without restriction