Edinburgh Cyrenians Communities

Cyrenians’ Communities provide a safe and stable setting for young people who are affected by homelessness.

The purpose of the Communities is to provide a safe, stable, community environment for young people (16-30) to live learn and develop together, and we aim to do this by: – 

  • Providing security, structure and boundaries
  • Taking an holistic approach and providing a variety of experiences, including a City and Guilds qualification (Learning Power Awards).
  • Enabling the transition into the wider community

Our unique approach to supporting our residents involves providing a stable and safe accomodation where their view matters, where they are actively engaged in managing the community, where they live and work together with other young people (including peer mentor). Here, young people feel at home, and are able to establish a sense of belonging. This stability encourages them to overcome past difficulties and move forward with fresh confidence, increased self esteem, and a healthier view of themselves and their future

There are two therapeutic communities in and around Edinburgh – the City Community and the Farm Community. Both of these communities are closely linked with Cyrenians’ social enterprises, Good Food and the Farm Enterprise. 

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Black and Minority Ethnic
  • Drug and Alcohol Users
  • Homeless People
  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties
  • Young People


This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Young People aged 16-30 who have additional support needs and are homeless


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Social Work,
Criminal Justice,

By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Contact Info. & Service Address

City Community
107 Ferry Road

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm, Friday - 9.00am - 4:30pm

Service Hours

-Monday - Sunday (inclusive) 24hours-

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 555 3707
Email: [email protected]
Website: cyrenians.scot/home-and-housing

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    Street parking nearby
  • This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.


Public Transport Information

7, 14 and 21 Lothian Buses

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: Edinburgh Cyrenians

Type: Charity/Voluntary

For over 40 years Edinburgh Cyrenians has has helped hundred of people a year whose lives are blighted by homelessness and poverty. Our range of inter-connected services all aim to enable people to progress to a better life. Our help is offered with respect for the dignity of each iondividual and is provided in a holistic and empowering manner, ensuring that they have the best chance of moving forward with stability and independence.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 555 3707
Email: [email protected]
Website: cyrenians.scot/home-and-housing

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm,
Friday – 9.00am – 4:30pm

Service Hours

Monday – Sunday (inclusive) 24hours

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