Edinburgh Young Persons Service - Visiting Support

The Visiting Housing Support Service delivers support to vulnerable young people across Edinburgh.

The service provides flexible, person-centred and responsive support to young people between the ages of 16 and 25.

What do we do

The aim of the service is help service users establish and maintain a tenancy, strengthen social and family relationships and assist them back into education or employment.

The housing support service provides visiting support which is person centred, flexible and responsive to the changing needs of the individual service user.

How we help

Support and care is provided to access, establish and maintain an appropriate tenancy and can be practical, social or personal in nature. 

We provide a range of support and care to help young people:

  • set up a tenancy including accessing furnishings and decoration, setting up utilities
  • support healthy lifestyles – cooking, menu planning, shopping
  • access employment and training opportunities
  • access specialist services to help with mental / physical health, substance misuse or child care

This service is amazing. There is no way I would be doing the things I am today without the support of LinkLiving staff.

EYPS Service User

More information

Services can currently be provided through a range of funding streams including Care at Home, Criminal Justice, Direct Payments and the City of Edinburgh Council Housing Support. Referrals to the service can be made either through another professional or in person.

If you would like more information please contact us.