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Our Timeline

The Pioneering Work of withYOU (formerly Edinvar, Edinvar Community Care and Places for People Scotland Care & Support).


In partnership with Edinburgh Council for Single Homeless, we opened the first Stopover emergency accommodation for young people.


We set up a housing project which allowed severely disabled people to live independently with technological aids.


We commissioned Scotland’s first mainstream barrier free housing development and launched a new design standard.


We published Britain’s first barrier free design guide.


We were one of five organisations that constituted the Person Centred Planning Consortium funded by the Scottish Office to promote person centred planning nationally.


St Leonard’s was opened in the Newington area of Edinburgh, a pioneering mixed community with a SMART home and a community care resource centre. The SMART home started as a demonstration project working in tandem with The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). It was the first such initiative in the UK.


We developed the Health and Social Care Academy in partnership with NHS Lothian. This trained people to work in the health and social care sector.


We launch our first Creative Arts Event – Gaun Yersel in partnership with Pilton Video and Jenna Watt, freelance Director.


We held the premieres of our two films and a play – Zombie or not Zombie? Shooting Zombies and Me, You, We.


We developed the Being Me service which is a model of support designed to re-shape care delivery within care homes.


Working in partnership with 2001 Cannes Short Film award winning director, Irvine Allan and acclaimed playwright Ronan O’Donnell we premiered The Wayward Wind. This was made in collaboration with older people, Queen Margaret University, Castle Rock Edinvar, Gowrie Care and pupils from Holyrood High School.


We developed You’re Never too Old… a programme for older people based in East Craigs. It is supported by a paid member of staff, local volunteers and volunteers from the Corstorphine Rotary Club.


Working with Edinburgh College of Art and MainStreet Consultancy we developed new branding and implemented our transition plan to spinout of the Places for People Group to become withYOU.


1st April 2018 Places for People Scotland Care & Support officially become an independent, Scottish charity called withYOU.