Homelessness

Becoming homeless is a very difficult and stressful time.

Your local authority offers advice and help based on your own circumstances. This includes a decision on whether you are homeless in the eyes of the law.  

Contact details for the homeless teams at your local council can be found below:

Edinburgh
 

Get in touch with City of Edinburgh Council's homeless team. They will give you advice and may offer temporary accommodation.

If you have nowhere to stay or are at risk of losing your house, the Council's homeless team can help by going over your housing options. This help may include:

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

Drop in during working hours or make an appointment to speak to someone if you are homeless at:

Opening hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8.30am-5pm.
  • Tuesday: 10am-5pm.
  • Friday: 8.30am-3.40pm.

If you need emergency housing after working hours, call the Council's out-of-hours service on freephone: 0800 032 5968.

Fife
 

Get in touch with Fife Council's local homeless teams. They will give you advice and may offer temporary accommodation.

Find your nearest homeless team at local offices or call 03451 55 00 33. For help or advice out of office hours or on weekends, call 0800 028 6231.

    West Lothian
     

    Get in touch with West Lothian Council's homeless team or call 0800 032 3450.

    West Lothian Council also provides a homelessness out-of-hours service. Call the Council's homeless team on 01506 280 000.

    Clackmannanshire
     

    Get in touch with Clackmannanshire Council's homeless team or call 01259 452397 or 0845 055 7070 (select option 2).

    Clackmannanshire Council also provides a homelessness out-of-hours service. Call the Council's out-of-hours homeless team on 0800 027 6566.

    Bo'ness
     

    If you are homeless, or think you may become homeless in the next two months, you should contact Falkirk Council's homeless team as soon as possible.

    Call 01324 503600 between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

    Falkirk Council also provides a homelessness out-of-hours service. Call the Council's out-of-hours homeless team on 08005 874 440.