Community & Sustainability
The Changing Places toilet provides:
- The right equipment - a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench and hoist system.
- Enough space - adequate space in the changing area for the disabled person and up to two carers, a centrally placed toilet with room either side for the carers and a screen for privacy.
- A safe and clean environment - wide tear off paper roll to cover the bench, a large waste bin and a non-slip floor.
Due to the overwhelming number of donation requests, our giving is very focused. While we wish we could support all worthy organisations, we simply cannot.
These applications will be considered once a month only and we will strive to answer your request in 28 days from that date.
The parameters in the attached document will help determine if your organisation is a fit with our giving guidelines. Please understand that although your organisation may fit one or more of the requirements, it is not a guarantee that your request will be honoured.
All requests will be responded to but must be made in writing to the following address:
Community Education Department,
IKEA Edinburgh, Straiton, Loanhead, Midlothian, EH20 9PW
Ready for Retail gives people with disabilities the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge to enhance their future job prospects. We are a training base in a real life environment. The course has been specifically created to meet a recognised lack of work experience for people with disabilities in the retail industry.
we cannot offer paid employment but what we can offer are the skills to support you in finding paid employment and if you look at the numbers, it's clear that this is working.
We currently have 42 people with a disability on work experience at IKEA Edinburgh and we are very proud to say that 20 have gained employment at the store. External support is of great value to us and at present we work closely with STEM (Services in Training for Employment in Midlothian), Intowork, Malani (Midlothian Adult Literacy & Numeracy Initiative) and Borders College. The training programme is delivered in-store by staff from IKEA, STEM and Intowork.
Our store offers a wide range of areas to work in; restaurant, office, shop floor, communication/display and warehouse.
If you are interested in joining us please complete the attached forms and send to Liz Stanton, IKEA, Straiton, Loanhead, Midlothian, EH20 9PW.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our aim is to re-home your old furniture, by either re-selling it in our Bargain Corner or giving it to a charity. Our last option will be to dismantle and recycle the parts where possible.
Receive a reward! By reducing waste and helping the environment, we in return would like to reward you. Based on a quick evaluation of your items, we will offer you a reward voucher to use in-store. Terms & conditions apply.
Together we can reduce the amount we send to landfill!
Recycling is a last resort and Recovery help the store meet our recycling target – over 88% of all our waste is recycled rather than going to landfill, which is great for the environment!