||Dunedin Harbour, 4 Parliament Street, Leith
||0131 624 5800
- Community Development
- Drug/Alcohol Issues
- Housing Association
- Self Help/Support
- Social Care
Dunedin Harbour is managed by Dunedin Canmore Housing Group. The hostel – the only hostel service delivered by a housing association in Edinburgh – provides care and support to homeless people.
Dunedin Harbour Hostel provides short-term support of up to 12 weeks. The service also provides medium-term support, for up to six months, in self-contained flats within the hostel accommodation.
We first opened in 2001 in partnership with the CEC. Primarily we provide emergency accommodation and support with resettlement to those who are homeless but recognise that homelessness is not merely a matter of accommodation, and that in order to achieve sustainable accommodation outcomes, service users often require support with a range of support needs.
The service was designed to overcome barriers for service users and therefore we accommodate couples and service users with animals, whilst we operate as a wet hostel (alcohol can be consumed in service users' rooms) and actively promote harm reduction in relation to substance misuse. Every service user has an individually-agreed support plan which is monitored and reviewed on a regular basis. Staff will signpost and support service users to engage with external agencies depending on need. This support promotes independent living to enable sustained resettlement from the hostel.
We also provide a range of support in-house, including employability, welfare rights, harm reduction and addiction services, health services (inc. dentist & opticians), vet surgeries, good food programmes, IT classes etc.