Without this bed I would be dead, it is life-saving

“The 2019-2020 Care Shelter season saw more people supported than ever before in a year impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The season was extended to nearly 10 months and part way through the Care Shelter moved into the Old Waverley Hotel so that guests could have somewhere to “stay home” and isolate in their own rooms with ensuite facilities.

The emergency response to Covid-19 has been effective with almost all people who were sleeping rough in Edinburgh being accommodated. It has not been a once and for all solution to end all homelessness, but it is encouraging to see the necessary conversations taking place as to how to build on the success of recent months with more permanent solutions.”

Learn more about the life saving work of our Care Shelter team and volunteers by reading our 2019/2020 Care Shelter Report.