Homelessness support

We run a number of services in Edinburgh and Fife for people who currently are, or are at risk of becoming homeless. 

By homeless, we mean not having a home. People don't have to be living on the streets to be homeless - even if they have a roof over their head, they can still be without a home. This may be because they don't have any rights to stay where they live or because their home is unsuitable for them.

We recognise the reasons people lose or risk losing their home are wide ranging. From relationships breaking down, to losing a job, to having significant health problems, to key life transitions like leaving care. There are many factors that can make keeping a home difficult.

What we know is that it is often people who are most vulnerable with complex needs who become homeless. This is why we ensure the support we offer people addresses the range of needs that people will have. 

Ways we can help

We have vast experience working with people who have been affected by homelessness.

We can help you:

  • build confidence and self-esteem
  • cope with anxiety and depression
  • develop positive relationships, at a personal level and in the community
  • find suitable accommodation to move on to
  • get into education, training or work
  • manage day-to-day tasks, including budgeting, cleaning, cooking, paying bills and shopping
  • plan how to use the skills you have developed when you move on from the service

Our services

We offer a range of services in Central Scotland:

  • Fife Temporary Accommodation with Support provides short term accommodation with support at West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Fife Visiting Support Services work with people in their own homes, sheltered housing, and temporary accommodation in the community throughout Fife to help them live independently
  • Edinburgh Young Persons' Service visiting housing support works with young people across Edinburgh who have experienced homelessness, are at risk of homelessness, or have been in care, to find stability and independence
  • Edinburgh Young Persons' Service delivers Independent Living Skills group workshops which enable young people with experience of care or homelessness to learn the skills to maintain a tenancy, engage with work or volunteering, and improving wellbeing
  • Edinburgh Young Persons' Service SOYA (Supporting Our Young Adults) project provides housing and support for care experienced young people who are transitioning from local authority care, helping them to find stability and independence while planning for their future
  • Steps To Success in Grangemouth provides residential accommodation and support for care-experienced young people aged 16-25 to help them to gain the skills needed to live independently before moving on to a permanent tenancy elsewhere
  • Better Than Well provides a self-help service for people living in Fife who have been affected by trauma, enabling them to recognise, understand, and manage their symptoms
  • Transform Through Transitions provides mental health and independent living skills workshops to public sector leasing tenants in Edinburgh
  • Help on Managing Everything (HoME) provides additional mental health and practical support to Link Housing Association and Paragon Housing Association tenants who are struggling to maintain their tenancies
  • Link Academy offers a qualification in Tenancy and Citizenship which equips participants with the skills to sustain a tenancy and be an active member of their community
  • Building Resilience for a Better Home is a remote self-help service in Glasgow, Inverclyde, East Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, and West Lothian which supports tenants of Larkfield, Horizon, and Link Housing Associations who are at risk of losing their tenancies due to poor mental health

More information

If you would like more information about the services we offer or would like to access any of the services listed above please contact us.