Benefits and debt advice

Contact other agencies

We have listed the following agencies who may also be able to provide support. 

Citizens advice Edinburgh (CAE)

Provides benefits, debt, consumer advice via 5 CAB and multiple outreach/embedded services inc GP practices, hospitals, veterans.

Visit Citizens advice Edinburgh website

Email contact@caed.org.uk or call

0131 510 5510

CAE Dundas St       58 Dundas Street, EH3 6QZ

CAE Leith                23 Dalmeny Street, EH6 8PG

CAE Portobello        8a&b Bath Street, EH15 1EY

CAE Gorgie/Dalry    Fountainbridge Library (2nd Floor), 137 Dundee Street, EH11 1BG

CAE Muirhouse       North Edinburgh Community Resource Centre, 31-33 Pennywell Road, EH4 4PJ

 

CHAI

Provides benefits, debt, housing advice and some support services via multiple outreach/embedded services inc. Maximise! for families and GP practices.

Visit CHAI Edinburgh website

Email chai@chaiedinburgh.org.uk or call

0131 442 2100

 

Granton Information Centre

Provides benefits and debt advice via multiple outreach/embedded services inc. GP practices.

Visit Granton Information Centre website

134-138 West Granton Rd EH5 1PE

Email info@gic.org.uk or call

0131 551 2459 or 0131 552 0458

 

Housing Associations / RSLs

Many RSLs have internal advice services, mostly for income maximisation/welfare rights. These are the main ones:

Castlerock (Places for People)

Visit Places for People website

Email PFPSFinancialinclusion@placesforpeople.co.uk or financialinclusion@placesforpeoplescotland.co.uk or call

0131 657 0600

Dunedin Canmore

Vist Denedin Canmore website

Email talk@dunedincanmore.org.uk or call

0800 561 0088 

Hillcrest

Visit Hillcrest website

Email customerservice@hillcrest.org.uk or call

0300 123 2640

Link HA

Vist Link Housing website

Email csc@linkhaltd.co.uk or call

03451 400 100

Port of Leith HA

Visit Port of Leith Housing website

Email info@polha.co.uk or call

0131 554 0403

Prospect Community HA

Visit Prospect Community Housing website or call

0131 272 5038

                              

Support Agencies with Advice Provision

The Action Group

For children and adults with learning difficulties and their carers.

Email info@actiongroup.org.uk or call

0131 475 2315

 

Community Renewal

Supporting people in local communities to improve health, learning and wellbeing. Focus on Bingham, Magdalene & Christians area.

31 Bingham Ave, Edinburgh, EH15 3HZ

Visit Community Renewal website

Email lntedinburgh@communityrenewal.org.uk or call

0300 303 5296

 

FAIR

Information and advice service for people with learning disabilities and carers in Edinburgh.

Visit FAIR Advice website

Email fair@fairadvice.org.uk or call

0131 662 1962

 

Grapevine / Lothian Council for Inclusive Living (LCIL)

Information and advice for any person with a disability

Visit Lothian Council website

Email grapevine@lothiancil.org.uk or call

0131 475 2370

 

Perennial 

Provides information, advice and support for people who have worked in horticulture or associated trades. 

Visit Perennial website.

Call

0800 093 8543 or email info@perennial.org.uk.

 

Scottish Huntingdon’s Association

Provides information, advice and support for anyone affected by Huntingdon’s Disease. 

Visit Scottish Huntingdon's Association website. Call 

0141 848 0308 or email SHA-ADMIN@HDSCOTLAND.ORG.

 

Support in Mind    

For people with mental health issues

6, Newington Business Centre, Dalkeith Road Mews EH16 5GA  

Visit Support in Mind website

Email info@supportinmindscotland.org.uk or call

0131 662 4359   

 

Vocal

Supports and empowers unpaid carers.

60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5HB

Visit Vocal website

Email centre@vocal.org.uk or call

0808 196 6666