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 https://www.edinburghcompact.org.uk/community-planning/localities 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 firstname.lastname@example.org