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Positive Initiatives

Everything we do is about making good things happen for people who face extremely difficult circumstances.

We seek to be on the leading edge, working with others to make a real difference in the lives of individuals and in homelessness in Scotland.
Things can and must be different. It is not ok that so many people – people facing such difficulties – are on the street without support. We are working to change that.
In addition to our core services – the Holyrood Hub & Helpline and Outreach work – we have a number of creative and innovative programmes designed to combat homelessness and support people even more effectively.
These are some of our current initiatives. Click on the links for more information:
  • The Streetreads project at Streetwork enables us to provide people with books, reading glasses and literacy support, as well as to host great storytelling workshops and events – all thanks to support from Friends of Streetreads and ambassadors.
  • Through our Streetyouth initiative we are particularly looking out for young people who may be at risk of becoming homeless as well as providing support to those who are already struggling.
  • Our StreetLegal partnership with Clan Childlaw ensures young people get reliable, free legal advice when they need it.
  • Through StreetChange, people we support can raise funds to help them achieve their goals.
  • Our Period Friendly Points are place where women experiencing homelessness can access free sanitary and other products to use during their period.
  • Through our Peer Support Programme people with lived experience of homelessness are able to offer support to others.
  • Through our Digital Inclusion Programme we are making it easier for people to access computers and navigate online processes.

“The support has opened my world up to new things. Joining a credit union is an example and I have found out that I can save and get low interest loans. It brings a structure I didn't have before.”

From someone who received Streetwork Support

South Bridge
18 South Bridge
Edinburgh EH1 1LL
Tel: 0131 344 0825
Holyrood Hub
22 Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8AF
Tel: 0131 557 6055
Freephone: 0808 178 2323

Charity registered in Scotland . No SC017802 . Company Registration No. SC249435 .
Registered address: 18 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1LL.