We Are Wester Hailes: New Online Directory Coming Soon!

We Are Wester Hailes is a website that is being created collaboratively by organisations and groups working in Wester Hailes. It is a listings website for people living in the area to find out easily what activities and groups are happening locally; hopefully creating an online directory of all the great things happening in Wester Hailes. 

We Are Wester Hailes is being created as part of Wester Hailes Connects, a digital skills project led by Prospect Community Housing with partners SCOREscotland, WHALE Arts, CHAI Edinburgh and Open Heavens Church. It is supported by Power Up an initiative by the Good Things Foundation with the financial support of J.P Morgan.

The idea around We Are Wester Hailes is to create an online space that simply outlines many of the activities and groups happening locally for children, young people, families and adults and across areas such as creativity, gardening, food, sports and much more. Not all groups working in the area have their own websites so we wanted to create one place to, at a glance, see all activities. It is hoped that smaller groups would be able to use the site to promote their activities without having to make or pay for their own website.

The We Are Wester Hailes website will be supported by WHALE Arts and The Digital Sentinel however it will belong to the people, groups and organisations living and working in Wester Hailes and will not be owned by any one organisation or group. 

Wester Hailes Connects partners are working with a 7 or so local groups and organsiations to design and test the site before it is launched in June where anyone working locally will be able to have their group listed.

If you have any questions please get in touch with Craig Tyrie at digitalsentinel@whalearts.co.uk

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