One to One Support – Edinburgh

“I’m a person again that can be heard”, A.K

Follow Me is unique Edinburgh based service. We provide holistic, specialist, one-to-one support to homeless people throughout their transition from temporary accommodation into their own home.  We support people who have a wide range of support needs with a focus on abuse, offending behaviour and homelessness.  Our support is available to everyone, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.

Our clients refer to us as ‘a jack of all trades’ and we always aim to enable each person involved to build their own resources and live independently.  The Follow Me refers to the individual making their own path, but always followed by the service’s staff and support.  Our team helps individuals to explore the factors – both personal and external – which may have led them to their current situations, then support them to make positive life choices.

Our services include:

  • 1-2-1 support for people who have or are experiencing abuse and homelessness or are in temporary accommodation
  • 1-2-1 support for people aged 16-25 who have or are experiencing abuse and are in temporary accommodation or experiencing homelessness
  • 1-2-1 support for people with offending behaviours or are at risk of offending and are in temporary accommodation or experiencing homelessness

Follow Me also continually works to raise awareness of homelessness and domestic and sexual abuse, for both male and female survivors.

Read the Independent Review and Evaluation of Follow Me Service

This report, based on individual face to face interviews with a total of 17 current and former service users, presents the findings of a second independent evaluation and review of the Follow Me service delivered by Rowan Alba Limited.

Follow Me Staff Team : Anna Russell (Team Leader),  Riitta Valkama, Stacey Paterson, Lauren Delaney (Offending Behaviour), Julie Lapeyre (Young Person’s Support Worker) Tel: 0131 229 7554.

The Follow Me service is funded by The Big Lottery, Henry Smith Foundation and NHS, and is delivered in partnership with Keymoves and Y People.