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Foundations Work

The Ridge Foundations CIC started work in earnest on 16 October, with 4 new employees, training in masonry skills under Stockdale and Lyall, our ongoing partners. The team is supervised by Pete Smith, the team is tackling a number of jobs on site in the Backlands, including: completion of hot-lime pointing of repaired boundary wall sections digging out an access trench for work on Mason’s Close boundary wall dismantling Mason’s Close wall, prior to rebuild in December. The Foundations CIC provides employment for local people who face significant barriers to work. All have shown commitment and potential through extended...

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New Project Workers

We are delighted to have appointed two new members of the Training and Support team. Collin Glass and Amanda Doig will be familiar to many of you, as both stay and have worked locally. They join Gill Last, as part time Support Workers, whose role will be to help those furthest from the jobs market to address the various barriers they face to moving into employment. Some of these issues may include: benefits housing mental health physical health substance abuse poverty poor life skills disability transport criminal involvement learning support needs Please contact us if you would like help...

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Black Bull Close: Feasibility Study

We have just received the options appraisal report/feasibility study on our proposal for the Black Bull Close and the buildings within. This is a really exciting time for us and it’s important we know your thoughts on it all. We have left two printed copies at the library in the Bleachingfields and you can also access it here. Your feedback, thoughts and concerns are crucial and we want to hear them, please do take a moment to complete a short survey that you can access here. There are only ten questions so it won’t take long at all and if...

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We are hiring! Routes to Work Project Worker

The Project Worker (Routes to Work) will work with our Training Manager, Gill Last, to support those struggling with significant barriers, to address these issues and to move closer to employment. This role is funded by the European Social Fund, via East Lothian Council’s Challenge Fund If you are interested and feel that you are the resilient, self starter that we are looking for who enjoys working people and within a small close knit team, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a covering letter  to : info@the-ridge.org.uk. before the closing date of 30 August. Interviews...

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If you go down to Garden Lane today …

… you are in for a big surprise. Thanks to the generosity of both the Civic Pride Fund and Community Windpower we have said goodbye to the heras fencing and hello to a lovely trellis and stunning new gate. We are quite sure, here at The Ridge that no-one was sad to see the back of the heras fencing. The Backlands Garden is really going from strength to strength. Please feel free to pop in  – we usually have a sign out to say that the garden is open and our wonderful gardeners and team of volunteers have been...

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