Minutes of Meetings

MFIN Meeting – April 10th 2019 – There were discussions on local matters including the contribution that the network can make to the Midlothian Strategic Plan, and Susan Affleck from Midlothian Sure Start gave us a presentation on their Positive Futures Project.

MFIN Meeting – February 27th 2019 – As well as the usual discussions on local matters we had a presentation from Annette Lang of Midlothian Council who told us about the work of the Services with Communities team which she leads and how the council is beginning to work differently with local communities.

MFIN Meeting – January 15th 2019 – As well as the usual discussions on local matters we had a presentation from Carol Tugman of Social Security Scotland who gave us an overview of the organisation and described the devolved benefits that have already been introduced. Carol has kindly made her presentation available.

MFIN Meeting – November 26th, 2018 – As well as the usual discussions on local matters we had a presentation from Karen Davidson of Growing Together Midlothian giving an update on the Post-Brexit Food Project funded by the Scottish Government’s Brexit Stakeholder Fund.

MFIN Meeting – October 16th, 2018 – As well as the usual discussions on local matters we had presentations from Tammy Reilly on Rock Trust’s Rent Deposit Scheme and Chris Clyne from Changeworks on their Energy and Food Waste projects. Tammy has kindly made available Information and an Application Form for the Rent Deposit Scheme and Chris has kindly made his presentation available.

MFIN Meeting – September 3rd, 2018 – With presentations from Smart Works Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Growing Together Midlothian and Volunteer Midlothian.

MFIN Meeting – June 26th, 2018 – As well as the usual discussions on local matters we had presentations from David Walker on VOCAL’s Wee Break Midlothian service for carers and Tracy Connerton from Momentum on their new service for Fair Start Scotland to help local job seekers move into sustainable employment. Lynn Bertram from RBS also gave us an overview of her role as Midlothian’s community banker. David And Tracy have kindly made their presentations available to view Wee Breaks Presentation, Fair Start Presentation.

MFIN Meeting – May 14th, 2018 – With a presentation by  Jamieson Butler from Midlothian Council.

MFIN Meeting – April 3rd, 2018 – With a presentation by Our Power.

MFIN Meeting – February 20th, 2018 – Updates from The Button Box and the Midlothian Food & Health Alliance.

MFIN Meeting – November 28th, 2017 – With a presentation by Miriam Leighton of MVA on the Aspiring Communities project. Also, updates and discussion on the Midlothian Council proposed budget cuts.

MFIN Meeting – October 10th, 2017 – Discussing the Midlothian Council proposed budget cuts.

MFIN Meeting – April 12th, 2017 – With presentations by Changeworks, Castle Community Bank and The Improvement Service.

MFIN Meeting – February 22nd, 2017 – With a presentation and discussion on Midlothian Council’s Review of Advice Services and an update on Universal Credit Full Service roll-out.

MFIN Meeting – September 13th, 2016 – With a presentation on Midlothian Council’s Review of Advice Services and updates on the Power of Attorney project and Fuel Bank Pilot.

MFIN Meeting – March 3rd, 2016 – With a presentation by Castle Community Bank

MFIN Meeting – January 28th, 2016 – With presentations by Midlothian Council’s Housing Options Development Officer and Penicuik Storehouse.

MFIN Meeting – April 27th, 2015 – With presentations by Fareshare on their FoodCloud project and RNIB on their AdvicePlus service.


Annual Reports and Minutes of AGMs

MFIN Annual Report 2016-2017

MFIN Annual Report 2015-2016

MFIN Annual Report 2014-2015

MFIN AGM – November 28th, 2017 – Sgt. Stuart Aitchison from Police Scotland gave a presentation on Financial Harm.

MFIN AGM – October 30th, 2016 – Matthew Dunn from Midlothian Council gave a presentation on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2016.

MFIN AGM – November 25th, 2015 – With a presentation from Trading Standards Scotland.