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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the inside

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

We are looking for flexible, dynamic individuals to join our friendly organisation as Casual Support Workers at various Edinburgh locations. If you think you're right for this role, then we’d love to hear from you. Contact us at office.manager@rowanalba.org for more information.

10 October is #WorldHomelessDay2021 and we're asking you to think big and act local! When you donate to a Scottish front-line charity like Rowan Alba every penny is used to stop the misery of homelessness in your community. To make a donation, visit https://t.co/XTnouTHqMA

We’re looking for a Hospital Link Worker to join the CARDS team. £21,000 pro-rata based on 35-hour week, part-time 18 hours a week. 3-year contract with the intention of extending funding. Please note: post closes 15/10/2021. Head to https://t.co/CU0BRweCt0 for more.

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