If you would like your service to be included, please download and complete an entry form.


current issue


London edition (PDF 1.14MB)


Scottish edition (PDF 6.47MB)



Your rights

The Rights Guide for Rough Sleepers outlines your rights around arrest, stop and search, answering police questions, move-ons, no-drinking zones, sleeping rough, taking a pee in public and highway obstruction. It was put together by The Pavement, Housing Justice, Liberty and Zacchaeus 2000.

If your benefits have been sanctioned (cut off or reduced) and you feel this is unfair, you can appeal. Print this letter and hand it in at the office where you sign on. If you feel you need more advice about sanctions, contact  Zacchaeus 2000 or your nearest  Citizen’s Advice Bureau. And let us know london@thepavement.org.uk at The Pavement!



If you are a journalist with some free time to research and write stories for the magazine, please contact us. If you're interested in finding other volunteering opportunities, contact homeless services directly
(services is a good first step) or visit do-it.org or volunteering.org.uk for further ideas.


The web site is coded by hand at Flat Earth Industries

Ollie the twitterrific bird appears courtesy of www.twitterrific.com



You are viewing "All services in Scotland"

View our Scottish Services Google map

Addaction (North West Glasgow Recovery Hub)

The Quadrangle, 59 Ruchill Street, Glasgow, Scotland G20 9PX

0141 221 3382

Monday–Sunday: 8am–8pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/19PHP8H

For all stages of your recovery journey from alcohol and drug use. Individual support and tailored interventions, including outreach workers coming to you so you do not need to travel. Call the helpline to refer yourself.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Mental health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers


332 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 5BR

0131 554 5307

Monday–Friday: 10am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/12gkeX

Independent individual and collective advocacy services for people with mental health problems in Edinburgh (including the Royal Edinburgh Hospital). Individual advocacy also available to any prisoner within HMP Edinburgh. Text messages: 07920 207 564.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Debt advice, Legal advice, Mental health, Step-free

Al-Khair Foundation in partnership with Madrassah al-Farooq

32-38 Dixon Avenue, Crosshill, Glasgow, Scotland G42 8EJ

0141 433 2686

Monday–Saturday: 5:30pm–6:30pm (soup kitchen and foodbank)


Fresh meals six days a week. Aims to contribute towards the betterment and prosperity of the people of Glasgow. Pushtu and Arabic spoken.

Food (free)

Apex Scotland

9 Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 7TP

0131 220 0130

Map   Website: bit.ly/1mePovA

For offenders, ex-offenders and young people at risk of offending, many of whom may also be homeless. Their services will help clients to, for instance, move onto employment, training or further education. To find your local office, please click the link to visit the website. Head office is not step-free, but some local officers are ? ring to check.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Internet access

Balvicar Street

Glasgow, Scotland G42 8QU

Thursday: 7pm–9pm


Soup run.

Food (free)

Barnardo's (Safer Choices)

3rd Floor Rear, 91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, Scotland G1 3LN

0800 085 2704 (freefone)

Monday–Friday: 9:30am–5:30pm
Monday & Wednesday: 6pm–2:30am

Map   Website: bit.ly/1o5Hv70

Confidential crisis service for people under 18 who are homeless, runaways, in temporary accommodation, at risk of sexual exploitation, involved in drugs or alcohol, or living in chaos and trauma. Phone the helpline (0800 085 2704) or email the team (SaferChoices AT barnardos DOT org DOT uk) for advice and support. Remember to leave contact details if you want someone to call/email you back.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Medical/health, Outreach workers

Barony (Contact Point)

101 High Riggs, Tollcross, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9RP

0845 140 7777

Monday: 2pm–8pm (drop-in – art & games groups)
Tuesday: 10:30am–4:30pm (drop-in – walking group & taster sessions)
Thursday: 2pm–8pm (drop-in – health, body & mind)
Wednesday: 10:30am–4:30pm (drop-in – swimming & wellbeing groups)
Sunday: 11am–4pm (drop-in – read the Sunday papers!)


Mental health resource that provides a safe place for those experiencing mental health problems to socilise or gain 1:1 or peer support. The service promotes healthy lifestyle choices and meaningful activity.

Mental health, Music/drama

Barony (Lothian and Borders Office)

101 High Riggs, Tollcross, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9RP

0345 140 7777

Monday: 2:30pm–4pm (art group)
Tuesday: 10:30am–4pm
Thursday: 3:30pm–7:30pm (drop-in)
Friday: 11am–2pm (women only drop-in)
Sunday: 11am–4pm (drop-in)
Monday: 6:30pm–9pm (art group)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1HH4N2o

Housing and supported accommodation across east and central Scotland for people whose accommodation choices are limited. Support for vulnerable adults, including those with mental health problems and offending backgrounds. Runs three Contact Point day centres for clients with mental health problems in Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy and Buckhaven.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Counselling, Drugs workers, Leisure activities, Mental health, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

Barony (West Lothian office)

6 Fairburn Place, Unit 1b, Fairburn Road, Livingston, Scotland EH54 6TN

0845 1407777

Monday–Friday: 10am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1NWw1TR

Good quality housing and supported accommodation for people whose choices are limited. Works to meet the housing and support needs of vulnerable people, including those with enduring mental health problems and offending backgrounds.

Mental health

Bethany Christian Centre (men only)

6 Casselbank St, Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 5HA

0131 454 3125

Monday–Sunday: 9am–9pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/xcyuV

For homeless or vulnerable men with alcohol or drug problems who wish to take part in a work training programme.

Alcohol workers, Careers advice, Drugs workers, Education/training

Bethany Christian Trust

65 Bonnington Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 5JQ

0131 561 8930

Tuesday: 12:30am–2:30pm (women only drop-in)
Thursday: 1pm–3pm (men only drop-in)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1uK7cPt

Supports individuals and families to help them tackle long-term homelessness problems including addictions, debt, lack of furniture, unemployment and social isolation.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Food (free), Outreach workers

Bethany Christian Trust (Care Shelter)

Various Churches, Edinburgh, Scotland


9 October to 22 April
Monday–Sunday: 9:30pm–7am (dinner 9.30–10.30; breakfast 6.30, out by 7.00)

Website: bit.ly/aFddD

Please check website for details of venue: http://www.bethanychristiantrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Poster-1-2017-2018-9-Oct-12-Nov-A4.pdf Transport from Waterloo Pl at 9.15pm and 9.30pm unless shelter is full ? call to check. Staff members will be on duty each night. Zero tolerance of drug use/dealing. No alcohol. Respect for others

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Counselling, Food (free), Mental health, Outreach worker links

Bethany Christian Trust (Care Van)

Edinburgh, Scotland

0131 225 9445

Monday–Sunday: 9pm–11pm

Website: bit.ly/1lrpMfG

Joint venture by Edinburgh City Mission and Bethany Christian Trust goes out 364 evenings a year in Edinburgh city centre at various locations. Please check their website for details. Soup, rolls & tea/coffee.

Clothing store, Food (free)

Bethany Christian Trust (Community Education)

65 Bonnington Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 5JQ

0131 454 3119

Map   Website: bit.ly/aFddD

ILA accredited centre.

Careers advice, Education/training

Blue Triangle (Gallowgate Project)

211 Gallowgate, Glasgow, Scotland G1 5DX

0141 552 3800

Map   Website: bit.ly/z7QGL

Accommodation and support for homeless men and women aged 18-40.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy

Breathing Space Scotland


0800 83 85 87

Friday–Sunday: 6pm–6am
Monday–Thursday: 6pm–2am

Website: bit.ly/I5cpa

Free, confidential phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Experienced advisors listen and offer advice. For support outside opening hours, contact Samaritans on 116 123 (24/7).

Advocacy, Counselling, Mental health

Cadogan Street

Corunna, 39 Cadogan House, Glasgow, Scotland G2 7BA

Monday–Sunday: 9pm–10pm


Together ROPKA, Religious Society of Friends, St Mary?s, Salvation Army, Glasgow Gurdwala, Emmaus, Caledonian Uni, FeedGlasgow, Glasgow Uni, Marks & Spencer, Marist Brothers, St Peter?s, Humanists, Catholic Worker, City Mosque, GUSH and others provide a hot drink, soup, a sandwich and a friendly face to anyone over 20 years old. 365 days a year. Aim to direct homeless service users to appropriate services.

Food (free), Outreach worker links

Carrubbers Christian Centre

65 High Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1SR

0131 556 2626

Sunday: 8am–9am

Map   Website: bit.ly/1uKCEOz

Serves free breakfast along with a short service.

Food (free)

Castlecliff (City of Edinburgh Council)

25 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2NH

0131 225 1643

Monday–Sunday: Open 24 hours

Map   Website: bit.ly/yqEvr

Emergency direct-access hostel for single people or couples, who are homeless and over 16. Some provision for pets. It aims to help residents find more sustainable long-term accommodation.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Tenancy support

Casus Omissus ? The Aberdeen Law Project

Ferryhill Community Centre, Albury Road, Aberdeen, Scotland AB11 6TN

01224 272 434

Monday–Friday: 10am–5pm
Thursday: 5:30pm–7:30pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1QkjpaG

Initial advice, written advice, casework, representation and form-filling for residents of Scotland. Covers employment, housing, benefits etc.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Legal advice, Tenancy support

Casus Omissus ? The Aberdeen Law Project

Woodside Community Centre, Marquis Road, Aberdeen, Scotland

01224 272 434

Monday–Friday: 10am–5pm
Thursday: 5:30pm–7:30pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1QkjpaG

Initial advice, written advice, casework, representation and form-filling for residents of Scotland. Covers employment, housing, benefits etc.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Leisure activities, Tenancy support

City of Edinburgh Council (Housing Options Team)

1 Cockburn St, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1BJ

0131 529 7342, 0131 529 7368

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30am–5pm
Tuesday: 10am–5pm
Friday: 8:30am–3:30pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/9BGA9

Advice and information on housing options for homeless people, including assessment of priority need for housing. Out of hours emergencies: 0800 032 5968.

Accommodation/housing advice

Claire Mulholland Coaching

Various hired rooms in city centre, Edinburgh, Scotland


Monday–Sunday: 8am–8pm

Free/low-cost personal coaching, in person, by email (coachclaireuk@gmail.com) or via Skype.

Careers advice, Education/training

Cocaine Anonymous (Scotland)

PO Box 26812, Glasgow, Scotland G1 9AB

0141 959 6363

Website: bit.ly/1rfbsXm

Fellowship of people who help each other to stay off cocaine, crack and other drugs. Contact them (info AT cascotland DOT org DOT uk or the helpline number) to find your nearest meeting.


Council for Homeless Young People

71 Wilton Street, Glasgow, Scotland G20 6DF

0141 945 387


Residential support for youngsters and young, single homeless people. Referral only via Social Work Dept, Glasgow City Council: 0141 302 2744.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Counselling, Education/training

© Copyright 2009-2014 The Pavement. Established 2005 Registered Charity No. 1110656 Scottish Charity Register No. SC043760 ISSN (online) 1757-0484