Edinburgh Support Services

The Edinburgh Support Service (ESS) provides community-based housing support for people who have mental health problems within Edinburgh City.

Service Description

The service provides housing support to individuals, support is focused on enabling people to make choices relating to their lives and living in the community using a flexible and varying approach.  The service is staffed with a Service Manager,  Team Leader,  Senior Support Worker and a team of Support Staff, who provide support 7 days per week.

Individual service users have an appointed key worker.  This is agreed between staff and service users and is regularly reviewed in order to maintain effective working partnerships.  An agreed route to appropriate support provision and achievement of goals and aims is negotiated jointly and formalised within a support plan.  Support provision covers a wide spectrum from very practical needs to intense emotional support varying with the needs of the individual service user.

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties

Residency:

This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Referrals to the service come through the Service Matching Unit. Referrals require a comprehensive needs assessment to be carried out by a social worker. Funding is arranged through City of Edinburgh Council Social Work.

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Contact Social Care Direct to arrange a social work assessment to refer through the Service Matching Unit.

Referrals to the service come through the Service Matching Unit. Referrals require a comprehensive needs assessment to be carried out by a social worker.

By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Contact Info. & Service Address

18/7 Baltic Street
Leith
EH6 7BP

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9.00 am-5.00 pm

Service Hours

-Monday - Sunday 9.00 am - 9.00 pm-

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 553 7782
Email: aisling.lynch@samh.org.uk
Website: www.samh.org.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
  • Translation Service
  • Translation service available on request
  • This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)

Type: Charity/Voluntary

The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) works to support people who experience mental health difficulties, homelessness, addictions and other forms of social exclusion. SAMH provide direct services, including accommodation, support, employment, training and rehabilitation, as well as actively campaigning to influence policy and improve care services in Scotland.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 553 7782
Email: aisling.lynch@samh.org.uk
Website: www.samh.org.uk

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9.00 am-5.00 pm

Service Hours

Monday – Sunday
9.00 am – 9.00 pm

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