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

Great to see coverage from @heraldscotland about our new Link Worker supporting NHS Alcohol Liaison Staff in Edinburgh! This vital role will link people admitted to hospital who are at risk of alcohol harm with community support after they are discharged https://t.co/Z1A3tnqHej

🎅Last week we went on a trip to Princes St Gardens for a look around the amazing Christmas Fair! By donating to Rowan Alba this Christmas you can help us make positive memories for our residents that last a lifetime. https://t.co/hlbv2HkWF1


@RowanAlba featured in @EdinReporter today, raising the profile of its Christmas appeal which will support those in need and help protect #NHS resources at such a challenging time https://t.co/34rfbwT7G5

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