Our Work

Clothesbank+

For those in need of clean, warm clothing. Referral-based Clothesbank+ located in Tollcross, in partnership with Central Church.

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In response to the Covid–19 pandemic, Edinburgh City Mission in partnership with Central Church opened a weekly Clothesbank+ at the start of October 2020.

During the winter months, we have provided for numerous people without adequate clothing to keep them warm, some owning only the clothes they are standing up in.

Clothes are very personal and as such we try to bless people with good quality items that they can choose for themselves to suit their own style and size. We often see the immediate impact of providing good clothes to wear – most guests leave with a smile on their faces, ‘lifted’ by the experience.

We take every opportunity to listen to each visitor and hear a little of their story. For us the Clothesbank+ is not just about handing out clothes but about addressing the needs of the whole person, physical, emotional and spiritual.

Since beginning the Clothesbank+ we have helped over 350 people with clothing.

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Vacancy Form

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Are you involved in any activity that might limit your availability to work or your working hours?
Have you any convictions (other than spent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974?)
Do you need a work permit to take up employment in the U.K.?

Section 2 - Education

Starting with the most recent, please list any education, qualifications and / or training.
In the format MM/YYYY.

Section 3 - Work History

Please list your recent work history. We want to know about your work experience, paid and unpaid. Please include your current/previous employment, voluntary work, community activities and time spent caring for dependents. Starting with your current employment, please state name and address of employer(s) and/or voluntary agencies and describe main tasks, responsibilities and achievements.
In the format MM/YYYY.
£
Please enter a range if unsure.

Section 4 - Meeting Personal Specifications

Please answer the following questions.

Section 5 - References

Referee 1 (Employer)
Referee 2 (Church)
Additional Information
Can we approach your current employer before an offer is made?
Is your church supportive of your application to Edinburgh City Mission (ie would they be willing to take an active interest in our work and pray for you in your role?)

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)

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Volunteer Application

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Do you speak any languages other than English?

Section 2 - Role

In what part of the work of Edinburgh City Mission would you be interested in volunteering? (Pick up to 3)
Please tick your available days.
Do you have the use of a car?

Section 3 - Belief

For some of our volunteer roles we require the volunteer to have an active Christian faith. Please tick which of the following applies to you.
Do you currently attend a church?

Section 4 - References

We will take up references once we’ve agreed a suitable volunteering role. Please provide us with the details of someone who has known you in a professional capacity for more than a year. For example, someone you have volunteered for, an employer or a teacher.
Additional Information

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)

The Clothesbank is open on Mondays, at Central Hall, 2 W Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9BP.

If someone has a cough or fever, or are living with someone who displays these symptoms, they can still be referred to us, but should not attend the Clothesbank+.

There are a number of health issues that should be identified in the referral process. Read the Government’s guidelines on social distancing for vulnerable adults below.

If anyone has any of these health conditions, please state their health condition on the referral form in the section about “risks to client and volunteer safety”, and phone our office (0131 225 9445) to discuss the referral with us.

Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms should not, under any circumstances, attend the Clothesbank+. 

Local agencies and practitioners such as doctors, support workers, social workers or church ministers who wish to refer families or individuals for clothing at our Clothesbank+ can do so clicking on the button below.

Referral Login Referral Registration Government Guidelines

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Donations – Updated 11th January 2022

The Clothesbank+ is currently accepting donations of all good quality children’s and adult’s clothes, shoes, bedding and towels. There is a particular need for jogging bottoms for all ages and sizes, men’s and women’s trainers, bedding, leggings and men’s jeans. However, all good quality items are welcome!

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Clothesbank+. We are so grateful for your generosity.

Please note: although most donations are provided to Clothesbank+ referees, a small portion of donations are sold to raise money for essential Clothesbank+ items, and if they are not suitable we will donate them to other charities in the city.


Central Hall

2 W Tollcross,

Edinburgh,

EH3 9BP

Donations accepted on Monday mornings – 10:30am – 12:30pm

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