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
We offer a range of services in Edinburgh and Fife:
- A shared temporary accommodation service in Fife
- Short Term Housing Support and Care at Home Services for people over 16 living in Fife
- Visiting Housing Support Service for vulnerable young people between the ages of 16 and 25 living in Edinburgh
- A supported accommodation scheme for young people, living in Edinburgh, with a background of local authority care
- A qualification in Tenancy and Citizenship which equips participants with the skills to sustain a tenancy and be an active member of their community
- A Self-help service, for people living in Fife, who have been affected by trauma to recognise, understand and manage their symptoms.
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.