The EVOC Red Book

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


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.


Four Square

Covis-19 UPDATE...

This service is still running but with some modifications, using a digital platform and telephone/call support.

Normal service details...

Our Visiting Support service can provide housing support for up to a year to people in the South West of the city (see for information on the areas located within the South West).

Our team of Practitioners supported by a Senior Practitioner and Service Manager offer person centred support to people who may be at risk of becoming homeless. This can be due to rent arrears; not having benefits in place or the right benefits; health issues; unemployment; relationship breakdowns; you need to move to a more suitable home or have to move due to violence or abuse or any other issues you face which are impacting on you managing your home.

We can also offer early support via our Early Intervention and Prevention Service to help you resolve any issues arising that may only need one-off or short-term contact with a worker.

People who live in City of Edinburgh Council shared houses can also access drop-in sessions run by our staff. Details should be displayed in your shared house of the time and day the drop-in runs or please call us or email and we can let you know. Our workers can provide housing advice; benefits advice; support to find other support services; or support to find social activity groups, courses or employability services. Staff can also help you register for health services or refer you to social work for assessment if you have a longer-term need.

Our visiting support service work also closely with People First which is a life coaching project we run. Details of this project can be requested by calling or emailing us.

Make a referral...

To request a referral form or for more information please email contact
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Four Square - Sighthill Furniture Superstore
5 Bankhead Medway, Sighthill
EH11 4BY

South West 
Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 285 1227
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 17 August 2020