Housing and Support

A fresh start and place to call home

Our Housing and Support teams provide tenancies in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dumfries, Fife, West Lothian and Aberdeen for families and individuals in need of a fresh start and a place to call home. Through ongoing friendship and mentorship, we help our tenants to maintain these tenancies. This support is crucial, providing guidance on employment and financial management while also helping people build roots in their local community.

Kharis Court

Kharis Court is a 24-hour residential housing support service for young people aged 16-25 in Bathgate, West Lothian

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Residents at Kharis Court are supported to work towards their goals through an active support plan, which is achieved through one-to-one support, recreational activities, promoting healthy lifestyle choices along with collaboration from external support providers, as appropriate.

Kharis Court promotes an inclusive family atmosphere for our residents. We strive to support young people to gain independent living skills with the goal of moving to their own accommodation when the time is right.

The purpose built accommodation is provided in a combination of 4 en-suite furnished bedrooms, 3 fully furnished move on flats and a 2-bed shared flat that promotes independence in a safe environment.

Who can apply?
Referrals are accepted for young people aged 16-25 who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness from West Lothian Council Housing Needs officers, Social Work, Through Care Aftercare Teams, and our partner agencies.

How to apply For further information please call 01506 634395 or use this contact form

24 Race Road
Bathgate
EH48 2AP

Housing Support Fife

Housing Support Fife offers a support service to vulnerable adults living in their own tenancies in the Levenmouth area of Fife.

Our service helps people to develop their own ability to live independently in the community.  Bethany Support Workers offer advice on budgeting, addiction relapse prevention, independent living skills, emotional issues, benefits, household management and developing social skills.  The Housing Support team works in partnership with other appropriate statutory and voluntary agencies in the community.

The programme of support is tailor-made for each individual. People’s needs are assessed and an appropriate support framework is put in place to support them in their day-to-day lives. The level of support provided by the Support Worker is periodically reassessed and progressively decreased as the person receiving support becomes more independent within society.

Who can apply?
The service can be used by any vulnerable adults – single men and women, and families who have been formally referred by agencies.

How to apply
Further details can be obtained by contacting our team on 01333 305367.

213/217 Wellesley Road
Methil
KY8 3BN

Supported Housing Dumfries

Our Supported Housing Service in Dumfries helps people to address issues that undermine their ability to live independently within the community.

Bethany Supported Housing provides fully furnished, single accommodation in Dumfries, primarily for homeless and vulnerable people. Individual packages of support with accommodation are in place to assist clients develop their ability to live independently in the community. Support and advice is available for budgeting, relapse prevention, independent living skills, emotional issues, benefits, household management, education and training. Support is provided to clients in their own homes by Bethany staff working in partnership with other relevant statutory and voluntary agencies in the community.

Who can apply?
Single men and women over the age of 16 who are homeless in Dumfries and Galloway and in need of support to maintain an independent tenancy.

How to apply
Referrals come via Dumfries and Galloway Housing Options and Homeless Service, although other agencies working with clients may contact the project to enquire and request application forms.

Further details can be obtained by contacting our team on 01387 259 400.

36 Whitesands
Dumfries
DG1 2RS

Edinburgh Housing First

Our Housing First team supports homeless people with high needs and histories of entrenched or repeat homelessness to live in their own homes.

The approach of Housing First is to provide a stable, independent home and intensive personalised support and case management to homeless people with multiple and complex needs. Housing is seen as a human right by Housing First services. There are no conditions around ‘housing readiness’ before providing someone with a home; rather, secure housing is viewed as a stable platform from which other issues can be addressed.

Bethany’s Housing First team operates as part of the Edinburgh Pathways Service operated by Simon Community Scotland. We provide flexible and creative support to vulnerable people across Edinburgh, who for a number of years have been unsuccessful in achieving a stable housing status, helping them identify and access suitable accommodation and live independently in their chosen community.

Who can apply
Referrals to the service are managed by the Edinburgh Pathways Service.

How to apply
Find out more by contacting our team on 0131 561 8930.

65 Bonnington Road
Edinburgh
EH6 5JQ

Edinburgh Move-On Support

Edinburgh Move-On Supports assists vulnerable people within temporary dispersed supported accommodation to enable them to achieve permanent housing status and live independently in their own homes.

Our support staff work with individuals and families residing within Bethany Christian Trust’s supported accommodation in Edinburgh. They offer advice and practical support on budgeting, addiction relapse prevention, independent living skills, emotional issues, benefits, household management and fostering social skills that help people develop an ability to live independently in the community of their choice.

Who can apply?
Referrals to this service are managed by City of Edinburgh Council’s Rapid Rehousing team. They identify individuals and families living in emergency accommodation within Edinburgh that would benefit from a period of support that will in time enable them to achieve permanent housing status.

Further details can be obtained by contacting our team on 0131 561 8930.

65 Bonnington Road
Edinburgh
EH6 5JQ

Bethany Homes

Bethany Homes is a service that offers dispersed supported accommodation within the City of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dumfries, West Lothian and Glasgow.

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We provide safe and secure accommodation for people at risk of or with a history of homelessness, enabling them to build the capacity to prevent further recurrence of homelessness.

Individuals, single parents and families receive holistic support and where necessary are helped to learn independent living skills. 

Who can apply?
Anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness.

How to apply
Further details can be obtained by contacting our team on 0131 561 8930.

65 Bonnington Road
Edinburgh
EH6 5JQ