The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh

IMPORTANT

Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.


Details
Covid-19 Service UPDATE...

Community meal every Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 11:00am and 5:00pm - 6:30pm.

Please call 0131 229 2659.

Normal service details...

St Catharine’s Convent Homeless Project offers friendship and practical support to homeless and disadvantaged people. We provide morning and evening meals, toilet and shower facilities, and perhaps, more importantly, a warm welcome, a listening ear and a place to call ‘Home’.

The project is used by up to 200 people a day. These range from long-term homeless people who are sleeping rough or staying in hostels around the city, to old age pensioners who bus in from their flats in the Edinburgh estates for a meal and some company.

WHAT ST CATHARINE’S OFFERS…

The project is staffed by a rota of about 100 volunteers who, like our clients, come from all over Edinburgh and the world. Thus, the friendship and service provided by the project comes free of charge. The practical support (food, heating and lighting; the maintenance of cooking, dining, shower and toilet facilities) all cost money, all of which is given in donations by our generous benefactors.

Services...

- Breakfast / brunch
- Evening meal
- Shower and toilet facilities
- Change of clothing
- Help in setting up house
- Guidance with job applications
- Letter writing
- Counselling
- Help seeking medical assistance
- Transport to hospitals
- Support groups for addicts
- Visits to hospitals
- Visits to prisons
- Bereavement Services
- Talks to Schools and Churches
- Being a voice for the voiceless

For further information, please get in touch.
Ages
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Venue
4 Lauriston Gardens
EDINBURGH
EH3 9HH

Localities
South East 
Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 07411 666 411
Contact Email: timmins490@btinternet.com
Website: https://mercycentre.org.uk/the-homeless-project

This record was last modified on: 04 September 2020