Connect Here

Connect Here is a community information database. In it, you will find local and national resources that can help you manage your long term condition.

Connect here has a range of information about each group or organisation including:

  • a short summary about each service
  • contact details such addresses, email address and websites
  • where to find them on social media

Some services may need you to be referred by your GP, health and social care worker or link worker. If this is the case, the details will be with the information about the service.

Where has the Connect Here Directory gone?

The full community directory will no longer be provided in PDF form. To improve the user experience (access/navigation etc) we are currently working on getting the full database published online. We hope to have this work completed during 2025.

Connect Here Guides

You can access information on the database through the pdf guides listed below. Just click on the link to the pdf and it will appear in your web browser.

Connect Here Guide to Cooking Skills Classes and Food Pantries in Edinburgh – December 2023

Crisis Guide – contains information about groups and services that could help you in a crisis, like foodbanks, housing and money advice. The guide was updated in October 2023.

Connect Here Guide to Welfare Support Services in EdinburghFebruary 2024

Connect Here Guide to Lunch Clubs – March 2024

Community Café – November 2023

Connect Here Guide to Befriending Services contains information about befriending services to outreach to, or volunteer for, throughout Edinburgh. The guide was published in March 2024.

The Connect Here Guide to Counselling Services – contains information about counselling services in Edinburgh. The guide was updated in November 2023.

Connect Here Guide to Mental Health Apps contains information about telephone apps that may help somebody living with a mental health condition. The guide was updated in December 2023.

Connect Here Guide to Dementia Resources – September 2023

If you want to print out a guide download the file to your computer and access the file using Adobe Reader. If you do not have Adobe Reader you can download this at

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