Support with welfare, housing and benefits

Our partners can help you to better understand your rights and find the support you need for matters relating to welfare, housing and benefits. They offer a range of services which will help you to manage your changing circumstances.

Advice Shop

The Advice Shop provides support to anyone who needs debt advice and welfare rights and advice for anyone who is struggling with a wide range of issues.


CHAI’s Employability & Support Service operates in the south-west of Edinburgh and works with young people and adults who are out of work, helping to address barriers to employability.

Citizens Advice Edinburgh  

They specialise in offering advice around welfare rights, benefits, debt, budgeting, employment, housing, energy, immigration, consumer rights and health.  Due to Covid-19, they are currently only offering advice by phone or through their website.

Dunedin Canmore Housing

Dundedin Canmore Housing are a service that supports tenants with money, welfare, housing and employment advice. 

Granton Information Centre

They provide advice around welfare benefits, housing issues, rent arrears and debt/money advice. They are unable to offer face to face support but can provide guidance by phone or via their website. They can also help with referrals to foodbanks.

One Parent Families Scotland 

One Parent Families Scotland aims to enable single parent families to achieve their potential, to reach a decent standard of living and contribute to Scottish society. They provide advice and practical support on issues including health and wellbeing, benefits, money, work training and education.

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