More Than Just A Roof

Rowan Alba is a charity that provides a range of services, which help people out of the misery that is repeat homelessness.
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Working in homelessness prevention and supporting people to realise their full potential, communication is key. Rowan Alba offers a variety of coaching qualifications and training. 


We provide a range of services across Scotland, which reduce the chances of people becoming homeless or, where this has happened, provide people with the support they need. 


There are opportunities to volunteer with us. CARDS (Community Alcohol Related Damage Service) is a befriending service run by Rowan Alba and volunteers. Get involved.

Support us

You can make the difference for someone facing homelessness. Each year we support over 200 service users in Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross. By supporting us, we can reach more vulnerable people across Scotland.

Thorntree Street: Supporting change in lives, for good

World homelessness day STV News popped down to Thorntree Street a couple of weeks ago to find out more about how our Trauma Informed approach to support has enabled over 70 men to take up permanent residence in their own homes and escape, or avoid,  a life on the...

Work for Rowan Alba!

2 Support worker posts available at Stramullion  We are currently recruiting for 2 female Support Workers, 1 at 32hrs a week, and 1 at 16hrs a week. If you are interested in either role, please download and complete the application form. When completing the Personal...

For over 14 years we've been empowering people to live the lives THEY want, free of the threat, or reality, of life without a 'Home'
Check out this piece STV News did a couple of weeks ago, and find out how.

Cosy day at home reading feedback from last week's Trauma Informed Practice training and tweaking the programme accordingly, despite the best efforts of #trainingcat to distract me.
What do YOU think frontline workers need to know about #trauma?

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