Homeless assessment

How to get an assessment

If you are homeless or you will be homeless within the next two months you are entitled to a homeless assessment. Assessments are carried out by our Housing Officers, and they will review your circumstances and decide whether you are homeless by legal definition.

You can drop in during working hours or make an appointment to speak to someone if you are homeless at our offices

Housing social work and health assistance

For housing, social work and health assistance

The Access Point 
23 Leith Street
Edinburgh
EH1 3AT
0131 529 7438

Opening hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9pm to 5pm 
  • Tuesday 10am to 5pm 
  • Friday 8.30am to 4pm

You can also drop in at any Locality Office.

There are four elements that we will look into

  • Are you eligible for homeless assistance?
  • Are you homeless?
  • Have you become homeless intentionally?
  • Do you have a local connection?

If you are assessed as homeless and you have a local connection, you are entitled to one reasonable offer of permanent, social housing.  To do this we use EdIndex.

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