Garvald Edinburgh

Garvald Edinburgh

Charity information

Garvald Edinburgh

Garvald Edinburgh provides day, accommodation and support services for adults with disabilities. In our work we recognise and value the uniqueness of each person.

Founded 1969

  • Mission statement

    We are a Scottish charity, Garvald Edinburgh – offering creative opportunities and support for people with learning disabilities since 1969.

    Garvald Edinburgh spans a wide range of activities and locations within Edinburgh. We currently support 250 men and women in four main workshop premises, providing the opportunity to gain skills in various crafts and also in food production.

    Music, education and artistic therapies are also available within Garvald Edinburgh and members participate in courses and work placements in the wider community.

    We also provide accommodation for over 40 people through supported tenancies and community housing.

    Our work is inspired by the ideas of Rudolf Steiner - of key importance is the recognition of the unique contribution each person makes to society whatever their apparent disability.

  • Aims

    Garvald Edinburgh aims to:

    • In addition to providing structured and creative working environments the majority of our studios and workshops have an enterprise focus, returning income to offset running costs.
    • We often have a focus on quality crafts as this offers such a wide range of possibilities for people to express creativity and be connected to nature.
    • A key part of what we offer is the opportunity for anyone coming to Garvald Edinburgh to have an impact on their environment, and the local and often wider community.
    • We maintain a rhythm and routine to what we do. This can be a helpful way for people who are less orientated to time or the day to feel more orientated.
  • Overview

    Established: October 1969

    Phone number: 0131 516 2776

    Address: 600 Gorgie Road EH11 3AL

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website
  • Gorgie Workshops Refurbishment

    We desperately need to upgrade and improve access to our creative workshops that support o... More