The Edinburgh Salvation Army Drop-in services is for adults who are experiencing homelessness and are vulnerable.
We provide programmes of activities that are aimed to engage and provide meaningful respite from the stressfulness of street living or isolation and loneliness. We also offer assistance and advice with signposting to appropriate services to help individuals achieve their goals and dreams. We work closely together with other local agencies and with our business partners.
On a more basic level, we offer a provision of clothing and toiletries to individuals in need and have a small amount of blankets that we can hand out when needed. We may provide food parcels, hot meals and hot drinks and a postal address service and valuable documents’ storage.
But our service is not only about the things on offer, it’s also about the people who come in; people in real life situations, facing tragedies, difficulties, struggling (sometimes it would seem almost endlessly) to triumph over adversity. But we are fuelled by the good news stories of people who have been through a tough time, but who have finally overcome their difficulties and are in a better place now.