Monthly Archives: September 2014

Volunteer with us! Seeking LGBT Age Community Champions and Community Representatives

Sunday, December 16, 2018

<img class="alignleft wp-image-259 size-medium" src="×212.jpg" alt="volunteer" width="300" height="212" srcset="×212.jpg 300w, flagyl 500w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />Would you like to help make mainstream organisations working with older people more inclusive?

Do you have experience of delivering training and/or personal experience of aging and being LGBT?

If the answer is yes, we would like to hear from you!

The LGBT Age Capacity Building Project supports mainstream organisations that work with older people in the City of Edinburgh to provide LGBT inclusive services. One of the things we offer is training on LGBT issues, including practical ways of making services more accessible and welcoming to LGBT people. This training will be provided by volunteers who are knowledgeable about LGBT issues. A really important aim is that voices of older LGBT people are at the forefront of these sessions.

We welcome applications from anyone with relevant experience and from all sections of the community. For more information, click here

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Katherine on or 0131 652 3284.

Art Therapy

Sunday, December 16, 2018

We’re pleased to announce that Tiffany Bottomley, final year MSc Art Therapy student from Queen Margaret University will be joining us for 2 days a week until May 2015. As part of her placement this means Tiffany will have a limited amount of spaces available for individual weekly art therapy work.

Art Therapy can be described as a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication. You don’t need to have experience or skill in art. The overall aim of an art therapist is to enable a client to change and grow on a personal level through the use of art materials in a safe environment. If you are interested in referring yourself for individual art therapy or would like more information, please contact

Keep an eye out in future village voices and our printed programme for group art therapy opportunities.