School of Health in Social Science

Community Engagement

Find out about our work with the community

Our Centre was co-created with our community partners, who are fundamental to our work. We collaborate with a wide range of third-sector partners in Scotland, including Cyrenians, Simon Community Scotland, Homeless Network Scotland, Crisis, Shelter, Bethany Christian trust, Street Support Network, Social Bite and many others.

We act as a point of contact for external homelessness organisations to connect into the university and we are able to signpost internally.

In addition, we are members of the Inclusive Edinburgh Board, Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, Edinburgh City Council and work with them to reduce homelessness in the city.

We are active members of the Everyone Home Collective, which formed during the Covid19 pandemic and continues to work together to shape Scotland’s plan to leave homelessness and rough sleeping behind us, and support to get everyone home.

In 2019, we funded 25 bursaries for people working in the NHS, local authority, policy and third sector to study our interdisciplinary Masters level course at the University of Edinburgh in Homeless and Inclusion Health

We enable students from the Schools of Health in Social Science, Medicine and Law to engage in experiential learning in a practice setting at The Access Place.