Welcome to Rowan Alba

Our services are built around people and their individual needs. Watch this short video to learn more about how we support all kinds of people, in a way that suits them.

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An exhibition of art and poetry created by the Rowan Alba CARDS community during the Covid-19 pandemic

News & Events

Meet the artist: Sam Rutherford

Over the last year, we’ve all struggled to find ways to connect. But Rowan Alba has been exploring new opportunities for service users to communicate and express themselves within the community. Recently we had the chance to sit down with Samantha...


 We provide a range of services across Scotland, which reduce the chances of people becoming homeless.  Our staff are working tirelessly ensuring all our services continue despite CoVid 19 restrictions.

CoVid 19 Volunteering

The current situation is bringing many vulnerable adults to the attention of services for the first time. If we don’t act now they will slip through the net. Help us respond.    


Working in homelessness prevention and supporting people to realise their full potential, Rowan Alba offers a variety of coaching qualifications and training, including the unique opportunity to be trained remotely for volunteering during CoVid19 restrictions. 

“Volunteers can be life-changing and life-saving.”

Paul, CARDS Volunteer & Thorntree St. worker

By volunteering with CARDS, you can end the suffering of someone who has become isolated and dependent on alcohol. Isolated people in your community need you now. Find out more about volunteering at https://t.co/uyLKq4JlWF

We'd like to say a big THANK YOU to the B&Q Foundation. They have given us a grant to help transform the outside space at Thorntree Street, helping us continue to provide welcoming Homes for Life for older homeless people.

We couldn’t do it without you.

@bandq_uk @nbrly

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