Crisis in Scotland

We provide direct support for homeless people and influence policy to help end homelessness in Scotland.

Together we will end homelessness in Scotland

In Scotland we provide education, training and support for homeless people from our Edinburgh centre.

We campaign to end homelessness in Scotland for good, and work across the country to improve access to rented accommodation for homeless people.

Together with our supporters, we fundraise in Scotland with events across the country.

Our Chief Executive, Jon Sparkes, is Chair of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh works with people who are homeless and vulnerably housed. 


Kevin's story
... I came to Crisis and I started to take part in music classes and getting qualifications in IT and Communications. Crisis was something to get up for and look forward to. I suddenly had a purpose.

At Crisis Skylight Edinburgh we offer help to support people in their journey out of homelessness and towards independence.

Latest news

Today is St Andrew’s Day – most Scots know about it, some of us celebrate it and a few of us even get a day off for it– but what exactly is it and what actually is the point of marking it in our calendar? Richard, a Crisis at Christmas volunteer in Edinburgh guest blogs.


Chief Executive, Jon Sparkes' blog: More rough sleepers will be helped this winter after the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon and Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart MSP, accepted the short-term recommendations of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.


In the four weeks since the first meeting of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group, th...


Homelessness Monitor in Scotland

The Homelessness Monitor provides an independent analysis of the impact on homelessness of recent economic and policy developments across the UK.

The Scotland report monitors the impact on homelessness of the slow pace of economic recovery and the effects of welfare and housing reform and analyses key trends. It also highlights emerging trends and forecasts some of the likely changes.


Local ways to get involved

Volunteer at Crisis at Christmas in Edinburgh

You can make a real difference to people experiencing homelessness at a critical time of year by volunteering for Crisis at Christmas. We have volunteer roles available in Edinburgh from 23 December-2 January.

Christmas volunteering Edinburgh
Join our event - Together we can...

Come along to 'Together we can...' and enjoy a wonderful afternoon at the Glasshouse Hotel Roof Top Garden, whilst supporting Crisis to end homelessness.

Together we can....

Contact us

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