Local services


Edinburgh Citizen’s Advice 

Phone: 0131 510 5510

Independent advice service on topics such as benefits, work, debt and money, and housing.

Homelessness and Housing Support  

Phone: 0800 032 5968

For people who require access to emergency assistance with urgent homelessness, urgent cash payments and/or harassment cases where an imminent and real threat exists.

Legal Services Agency 

Phone: 0131 228 9993

The Legal Services Agency (LSA) provides legal advice and representation to people with mental health problems, acquired brain injury and dementia, their families and carers.

Mental Health Assessment Service  

Phone: 0131 286 8137

The MHAS team are currently unable to offer a 24-hour walk-in service and would ask people to call 0131 286 8137 to speak to a mental health nurse.

Mental Welfare Commission Advice 

Phone: 0800 389 6809

The Mental Welfare Commission is an independent organisation working to safeguard the rights and welfare of everyone with a mental illness, learning disability or other mental disorder.

Shakti Women’s Aid 

Phone: 0131 475 2399

Shakti Women’s Aid is for women from a minority ethnic community.

Social Care Direct 

Phone: 0131 200 2324 (out of hours – 0800 731 6969)


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