Edinburgh Young Persons’ Independent Living Skills Workshops

Independent Living Skills group workshops enable young people with experience of care or homelessness to learn the skills to maintain a tenancy, engage with work or volunteering, and to improve wellbeing, enabling them to find stability and independence.


What we do

Our Independent Living Skills Workshops are for young people aged 16-25 in Edinburgh. Participants can take part in SCQF-accredited qualifications and non-accredited courses based on their individual needs, aspirations, and expectations.


What do the workshops cover

Topics include: 
  • Budgeting and personal finance 
  • Rights and responsibilities of having a home 
  • Maintaining your home - hygiene, energy bills, and recycling 
  • Keeping your home safe and secure (gatekeeping) 
  • Being a good neighbour
  • Planning for the future - career advice and CV and interview skills
  • Living in a community 


How can you get support

Any young person in Edinburgh aged 16-25 can refer themselves or be referred by another organisation. 
If you would like more information, please contact us.


Thank you to our funders

This service is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council.

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