ebi.scot was launched in October 2020, as a support for the work of EBI Unites in helping people across Erskine, Bishopton and Inchinnan throughout the pandemic. It is intended to develop ebi.scot as a community website that promotes our area as an attractive place to live, work, visit and invest. Some inspiration for this is taken from successful community websites in other places.
All views are welcome on how ebi.scot can benefit all residents, organisations and businesses in the area. Please get in touch with your comments or to volunteer help with running the website or other local digital projects. This could include e.g. researching/writing content, offering photos/videos, doing some analysis on local data or providing information your business or group for the Directory. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
“We would like to thank local photographer Brian Moyes (http://www.clydesideimages.co.uk/)who created the fantastic series of illustrated walks which you can find in Walks and Cycling. Brian has also given kind permission to use his images throughout the website.”
Ebi Unites To Help, Recover & Grow
EBI Unites is a group of volunteer organisations local to Erskine, Bishopton and Inchinnan who care about improving the lives of those who live and work in our part of Renfrewshire. EBI emerged in response to the pandemic to provide help to local people in need. Individuals and groups have worked together in new ways to care for others.
Over 120 volunteers have provided vital food and other welfare support, contributing 23,000+ hours of effort by end of February 2021. Nearly 40,000 deliveries of essential provisions have been made and the work continues in response to demand in requests from individuals, community organisations, housing, social care and health agencies.
EBI Unites will carry forward that spirit into a more hopeful period of recovery and growth. The large-scale volunteer effort to provide food support where needed during the pandemic is evolving now into a Community Pantry and Wellbeing Centre for all in the community.
The partner organisations in the EBI Unites collaboration are:
- Community Action for Erskine (Development Trust and Lead Organisation)
- Bishopton Community Development Trust
- Inchinnan Community Development Trust
- Catholic Erskine
- Church of the Nazarene
- Barnhill Farm
EBI Unites could not operate without help from a wider set of organisations. In particular, funding from Bridgewater Housing Association has been vital. EBI Unites offers thanks to all those who have supported the collaboration in any way.
For more information or to offer help with the Community Pantry and Wellbeing Centre project, please contact: EBIUnites@hotmail.com.