6VT Youth Café

6VT Youth Café is a safe space for young people in Edinburgh aged between 14 – 21.

Service Description

The core service is drop-in, which is open to any young person in Edinburgh. Here young people can access free internet, a coffee bar, and affordable hot meals.

Each month there is a programme of social, educational and personal development activities which young people can participate in if they wish.

Young people can also access sexual health and free condoms.  6VT Youth Cafe is a 3rd Party Reporting Centre, for people to report any crime if they don’t feel confident going to the police.

As well as this, 6VT offers various other services:

Family Service

6VT’s Terrace Tots runs every Tuesday 10.30 am – 1.00 pm. Young and expectant parents and their children can come along, meet other young parents and share experiences or try out some new activities such as baby massage, cooking with kids, baby first aid, outings etc. Lunch will be provided.  Individual support currently on offer.

6VT Young Victims of Crime Service

6VT Cairn Service is a confidential support service that works alongside young people aged 10-21 years old, from Edinburgh who have been a victim of crime.

The team provide services that support young people to:

  • build their resilience
  • boost their confidence
  • increase  their happiness

The team delivers services in four areas:

  • One to one support  – the team are there to listen and to build relationships
  • Therapeutic groupwork   including creativity and  well being activities, peer support & emotional support
  • Confidential online support – via messenger platforms or on the phone
  • Practical support –  including court preparation, help in attending legal   & police interviews or with criminal injury claims

6VT Health and Hygiene Service (H&H)

A free service that provides health and hygiene products for young people in need aged 16 – 25 years of age. e.g sanitary items, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo, loo roll. The H&H drop-in runs every Tuesday night from 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm at 6VT Youth Cafe.

There is no need to make an appointment, just drop in and staff will get you re-stocked with essential toiletries.

You can even stay for a free drink and a toastie if you have time and have a chat with the friendly staff.

6VT Hospital Youth Team

6VT Youth Cafe delivers a youth work support service in the Emergency Dept (ED) at Little France and also provides follow on community support.  This service is for any young person up to the age of 18 presenting at the Emergency Dept.

Youth workers are situated in the ED on a Friday evening between 7.00 pm – 1.00 am to be on hand for any young people requiring support in the department. Any follow up support is managed from 6VT Youth Café, at our base in the Vennel, Edinburgh.

Priority is given to those presenting with self-injuries, over-consumption of substances, and those harmed by others.

  • emotional and non-clinical support to young people in need of
  • support for young people in ED to positively and safely engage with the medical staff
  • reduce self-injury readmission to ED by connecting young people with community supports.

Food Access Scheme

The 6VT Food Access Scheme provides vulnerable young people with a substantial and nutritious hot meal.

How to Get in Touch

Address:  11 – 15 Vennel, Edinburgh EH1 2HU
Phone:  0131 229 1797
Email:  contact@6vt.info

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Young People
    • 0 - 25 years old

Residency:

This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Open to all young people up to 25 living in or visiting Edinburgh

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any

Contact Info. & Service Address

11-15 Vennel
Edinburgh
EH1 2HU

Office Hours

9.30 am - 5.00 pm

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 229 1797
Email: contact@6vt.info
Website: www.6vt.info

Provider's Name: 6VT Youth Cafe

Type: Charity/Voluntary

6VT Youth Cafe is based in central Edinburgh for young people aged up to 21.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 229 1797
Email: contact@6vt.info
Website: www.6vt.info

Office Hours

9.30 am – 5.00 pm

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