Bethany House (Edinburgh)
12 Couper Street
0131 561 8911
0131 561 8911
Who the project is for ^ back to top
Single homeless people.
Will not accept
Schedule 1 offenders. "People with support needs that are too high to be addressed by the support the project provides."
How to get in ^ back to top
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.
Self or agency referrals. Phone or turn up at the door 24 hours a day. Require name, date of birth, information on current housing situation and support needs. Interview arranged if there is a suitable vacancy.
No waiting list.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
21 full time staff, 24 hour waking cover. Support worker system (3-4 residents per support worker). Regular compulsory meetings from weekly to fortnightly depending on level of support needs. Staff help with forms, applications and referrals to other agencies. Support in identifying and meeting complex needs.
An addiction recovery worker is based on site.
Access to move-on
Staff give advice on longer term move-on options, and help with applications and finding furniture. Referrals made for single and shared tenancies, supported accommodation and rehabilitation units.
Accommodation ^ back to top
28 In 6 cluster flats in 1 building. 4 spaces for women.
£30.10pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
|Furnishings||Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.|
|Other facilities||Lounge, recreation room.|
Rules and policies ^ back to top
House rules and tenure
Compulsory support meetings. No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking in own room only. Residents only allowed in own flats. Occupancy agreement.
Curfew 12 midnight Sun-Thurs, 1am Fri and Sat.
Between 10am-5pm and 6pm-9pm, not longer than 3 hours per day. No overnight guests.
Weekly flat meetings. Ongoing resident consultation in support meetings and service questionnaires.
Volunteering and donations ^ back to top
Currently 3 volunteers. Email email@example.com or phone 0131 561 8965 for further information.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0131 561 8930 for details of donation policy.
Further information ^ back to top
Bethany Christian Trust.
Waverley train station - 30 minutes walk. Buses: 7, 10, 14, 16, 22 - 5 minutes walk.