Garvald for You

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Families & Carers

People with a range of different abilities and disabilities come to Garvald Edinburgh to develop their skills in a warm, supportive, creative environment.

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The opportunities we provide can make a major impact in helping people to gain confidence. We tailor the support and activity to the individual and encourage independence.

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About Garvald Edinburgh

Garvald Edinburgh is a Scottish Charity offering creative opportunities and support for people with learning disabilities. We are inspired by the ideas of the educator and philosopher, Rudolf Steiner and have been operating in Edinburgh since 1969.  

We provide creative working environments focusing mainly around craft, catering and artistic skills.  Currently we provide opportunities and support for over 200 people.

In addition we support around 40 people in their own homes and flats that are made available through links with housing associations.  We achieve consistently excellent gradings from the Care Inspectorate.

Latest News & Vacancies

Tools Delivery to Malawi

4th July – Refurbished Tools Packed and Posted Its that …

Abseil – May 2017

Forth Rail Bridge Abseil A fantastic team of 5 volunteers …

Garvald Gazette Spring 2017

Catch up with the latest updates from Garvald Edinburgh in …

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We are always looking for ways to improve the quality of our services and communications.

Please give us any feedback you may have, good or bad ! Either e-mail us at feedback@garvaldedinburgh.org.uk or for specific complaints complaints@garvaldedinburgh.org.uk or if you would like to talk to us please call 0131 228 3712..

To download our Complaints Procedure please click here (or click here for an easy-read version).

Get Involved

Garvald Edinburgh offers a diverse range of services to women and men with learning disabilities aged 16 and over. These are people with a range of different abilities and disabilities who come to Garvald Edinburgh to develop their skills.

With generous support from people like you, Garvald Edinburgh makes a real difference to its’ members.

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Latest Care Inspectorate Reports

Read the recent Care Inspectorate Reports for our Supported Living Service and for Gorgie Workshops.

Supported Living

Gorgie Workshops

Annual Report 2016

Our Annual Report has just been launched.  Featuring interviews with our members, staff and parents and carers the report focuses on the positive impact Garvald Edinburgh has on  peoples’ lives and those around them.

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