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