Homeless or at risk of losing your home

Homelessness or at risk of losing your home

Edinburgh Housing Advice Partnership

If someone is at risk of losing their home because their landlord or mortgage company is taking legal action to evict them, they should immediately contact Edinburgh Housing Advice Partnership, telephone 0131 442 1009 or 0845 302 4607, who can provide advice and arrange for someone at risk of losing their home to be represented at court hearings. Advice also provided on a wide range of housing issues - phone for an appointment with an Adviser at venues across the City. www.ehap.org.uk

The Access Point (TAP)

Anyone 18+ without children and homeless in Edinburgh can register here. Advice about entitlements, eligibility for temporary accommodation and benefits. 17 and 23 Leith Street.

Telephone 0131 5297438. They also offer medical and social work support. Out of hours, call the City of Edinburgh Council’s out of hours service on 0800 032 5968.

Housing Options Team

For under 18s or those with children. Advice about entitlements, eligibility for temporary accommodation and benefits. 1a Parliament Square. Telephone: 0131 529 7368.

Out of hours, call the City of Edinburgh Council’s out of hours service on 0800 032 5968.

Streetwork Crisis Service

24 hour provision of advice and support. Food, laundry, showers and lockers available for those accessing support.

22 Holyrood Road. Telephone: 0131 557 6055.

Crisis line 24/7: telephone 0808 178 2323.

The Rock Trust

The Rock Trust works with young people (16- 25) who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. They provide advice, education and support for young people.

55 Albany Street, Telephone 0131 557 4059.

Council Housing Officer

Your local neighbourhood council Housing Officer can help with housing needs.

West: telephone 0131 529 7440, East: telephone 0131 529 3111

South: telephone: 0131 529 5151, South West: telephone 0131 527 3800

Leith: telephone 0131 529 6170, North: telephone 0131 529 5050.

Cyrenians Homeless Prevention Service

For Edinburgh East and South residents who are at risk of losing their home. Telephone: 0131 475 2556 Email: hps@cyrenians.org.uk

Gateway Visiting Support

For Edinburgh City and North residents who are at risk of losing their home.Telephone: 0131 561 8910 Email: gvs@bethanychristiantrust.com

Shelter’s Free Housing Advice Line

Provides free and confidential advice on housing problems and rights. Telephone: 0808 800 4444 Monday to Friday: 9am - 4pm



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