Emergency homeless assistance

What to do if you are homeless in Edinburgh

If you have nowhere to stay or are at risk of losing your house, we can help by going over your housing options. This help may include

  • general housing advice
  • homeless assessment interview
  • temporary accommodation.

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

Housing Options Team
1a Parliament Square
Edinburgh
EH1 1RF
0131 529 7368

Opening hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am to 5pm 
  • Tuesday 10am to 5pm 
  • Friday 8.30am to 3.40pm

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

Any neighbourhood office.

If you need emergency housing after working hours, you can call the out of hours service free phone on

0800 032 5968.

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