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Directory of local groups/projects who are offering specific support during the current COVID-19 pandemic »

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 or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

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.

Young Persons Service - Visiting Support...

The Visiting Housing Support Service delivers support to vulnerable young people across Edinburgh.

The service provides flexible, person-centred and responsive support to young people between the ages of 16 and 25.

What do we do

The aim of the service is help service users establish and maintain a tenancy, strengthen social and family relationships and assist them back into education or employment.

The housing support service provides visiting support which is person centred, flexible and responsive to the changing needs of the individual service user.

How we help

Support and care is provided to access, establish and maintain an appropriate tenancy and can be practical, social or personal in nature.

We provide a range of support and care to help young people:

- Set up a tenancy including accessing furnishings and decoration, setting up utilities
- Support healthy lifestyles – cooking, menu planning, shopping
- Access employment and training opportunities
- Access specialist services to help with mental / physical health, substance misuse or child care

More information

Referrals to the service can be made either through another professional or in person. If you would like more information please contact us.
17 - 25, 13 - 16
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Link House, 2c New Mart Road, Slateford
EH14 1RL

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This record was last modified on: 17 April 2020