Breaking the Taboo

Freddie is among one in six men in the country who reports physical or emotional harm by a partner, according to the NHS – and one of a lucky few to have access to specialist support. So how much and what sort of support is out there for male victims of domestic abuse, like Freddie? An Inside […]

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Thumbs up!

Yet another very positive Care Inspectorate report, this time for our Thorntree Street service. With six stars for quality of care and support, and five stars each for quality of staffing, management and leadership, it’s a well-deserved well done to the entire team!


Community yoga

Our friends at Edinburgh Community Yoga have produced this great video on how yoga can contribute to good mental mental health. We appear to explain how it benefitted Rowan Alba service users!   @RowanAlba thanks @RowanAlba and Julie! — Laura Wilson (@EdCommunitYoga) February 27, 2015


Running for Rowan Alba

Hannah is running in this year’s Edinburgh Marathon (31 May) to raise funds for Rowan Alba. Here’s her story so far… “It was around the mile 17 mark during my first marathon that I swore I’d never run another one.  I did a lot of the other sort of swearing too.  Fast forward six months, […]

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Great news!

Thanks to all the lovely Leithers who voted for Thorntree Street to get a £eith Decides grant at the weekend! £830 will mean outings for the residents and new arts materials for creative sessions. Thanks again – and well done to the Thorntree Street team and residents!!


Family violence conference

Children in Scotland and AMIS (Abused Men in Scotland), supported by Rowan Alba, are organising a conference in Edinburgh on 26 February. This is for workers in any field who find themselves addressing the issues raised by violence within families. Inputs include a session on the links between family violence and homelessness. Places are going […]


Book your holiday – help prevent homelessness

This year, your holiday can raise over £100 in free donations for Rowan Alba services! All you need to do is book via, and Rowan Alba will automatically get a donation from them. What could be simpler? Here’s how to do it… Go to and support Rowan Alba Limited. Now shop with over 2,700 […]


Welcome Interim CEO, Stuart Robertson

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Robertson as Rowan Alba’s Interim Chief Executive.  Stuart will lead the organisation until July while Helen Carlin is on an external work assignment. Read more here.


Our 2014

In 2014, your support allowed us to… Provide HOUSING & SUPPORT to 86 vulnerable survivors of domestic abuse. Provide LONG-TERM ACCOMMODATION for  57 men and women at risk of homelessness. Raise over £8,600 to fund our activities and services. Provide PRACTICAL SUPPORT to keep 135 vulnerable people in their own homes. Send out 35 TRAINED […]


Six for the best!

Our accommodation and support service for women, Stramullion, has been an ‘excellent’ rating by the Care Inspectorate, following an unannounced inspection in early December. The quality of care and support, staffing and management were all rated 5, ‘very good’, with our excellent 6 also relating to the quality of care and support. Here what some […]