People become homeless for all sorts of reasons. If you are at risk of losing your home, can't stay where you are, or are worried that you will have to move out soon, we may be able to help you.
Who is homeless?
If you have no permanent/secure accommodation or you have accommodation but are unable to live in it, you are considered homeless. You do not have to be living on the streets to be homeless.
Here are some examples of what being homeless might look like:
- You have been living with family or friends, but they have asked you to leave
- You are unable to stay in your home because you are at risk of violence from someone you live with or used to live with
- You have separated from your partner and you have nowhere to stay
- You are forced to live apart from members of your family because you do not have accommodation where you can live together
- You have been evicted by Court Order
If you are likely to become homeless within the next two months we consider you to be threatened with homelessness and can still help you.
If you are homeless or likely to become homeless in the next two months you are entitled to a homelessness assessment.
Homelessness prevention and housing options for young people
We provide a homelessness prevention service and advice on housing options for young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and are
- 16 or 17 years old, or
- under 21 and care experienced
We provide emergency temporary accommodation and can refer to supported accommodation providers.
Contact us for an appointment on 0131 529 7355 or 0131 529 7829