Listed below are some organisations / support groups that provide information and advice about Homelessness.
Although the information was originally collected for use within the Linlithgow community we hope the list could be useful to others.

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Bethany Christian Trust 

Provides support services and accommodation for people who are at risk of becoming homeless, people who are currently homeless and people who have been homeless but now have their own home. Support people in a broad range of ways including: housing, education and employment, addiction recovery, emotional well-being, street outreach, community integration, offending reduction and social support.


Social care and support service by the Church of Scotland. Available to all people in Scotland.


Supporting people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey. For eg. Homelessness: providing advice and support to people sleeping rough. Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives) service aims to maintain or increase older people’s independence and well-being.

Falkirk Council Homeless Persons Unit 

Advice for all in temporary furnished accommodation for those in priority need. For more information e-mail us at the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Guide for Veterans

This Guide for Veterans contains resources that provide Mental Health, Housing and Financial support available to veterans / ex-servicemen. It also provides information about 'Jobs and Training for Veterans', 'Scholarships for Disabled Veterans', 'Help for Injured Veterans', 'Help for Blind Veterans' and 'Help for Carers of Injured Veterans'. Plus 'Information on Armed Forces Pensions'.

Refuge National Crisis Line 24hour

Supports women and children through a range of services, including refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach and culturally specific services. 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247 

Refugee Survival Trust 

Supporting asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland. 

rock trust 

Services range from long-term support for young people with very complex needs, such as those leaving care, to emergency support for young people in crisis, to a helping hand for young people who are simply struggling to access an expensive and competitive rental market. Help young people to progress in their lives so that they can overcome personal barriers and move on from homelessness for good.

Scottish Churches Housing Action

Has a programme of awareness-raising and campaigning for change, which supports their work to help homeless people and provide more homes.

Scottish Women’s Aid 

Women’s Aid network that provides information and support for women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse across Scotland. This includes Scotland’s 24 hour Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline on 0800 027 1234.

Shelter England

Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing.

Shelter Scotland

Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. Provides housing advice on: homelessness; finding a place to live; renting rights; eviction and repossession; repairs and bad conditions; families and neighbours.

Simon Community Scotland 

Working across Scotland, the charity supports people to resolve their homelessness and recover from extremely difficult circumstances. Services range from 24/7 online help, street teams, outreach housing and supported accommodation across Glasgow, Edinburgh, North Lanarkshire, Perth and Kinross.

United Christian Broadcasting (UCB) Prayerline 

Telephone team that will pray with you and for you. or you can submit your prayer request by filling in an online form. 

West Lothian Council Homeless and Potentially Homeless

Advice and guidance for homelessness and potentially homeless.