If our lines are closed or busy call the 24-hour National Helpline on FREEPHONE 0800 027 1234

About Us

Thank you for visiting Edinburgh Women’s Aid – we understand that getting help is a big decision and we’re here to support you any way we can.

At Edinburgh Women’s Aid, we:

  • Offer you confidential support and advice
  • Answer your questions honestly
  • Give you all the information you need
  • Give you advice on how you and your children can stay safe
  • Provide temporary accommodation if you’re unable to stay in your home
  • Provide you with help and support for a better future

Whatever kind of abuse you’re being subjected to, you don’t need to put up with it. Don’t worry – we will never judge you and you can talk to us freely and confidentially.

Remember, as well as Edinburgh Women’s Aid, the law can protect you.

To access any of our services call 0131 315 8110 or email duty@edinwomensaid.co.uk. If you wish to refer a client to us please also contact us using these details.

No woman or child should be subjected to domestic abuse. If it is happening to you, please remember, it’s not your fault and we can help. Follow this link for more details of our Drop in and Phone Support Service


SSSC Registration

Our worker workers have the right skills, knowledge and values to do their role and are registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). To be on the register workers must already hold or be working towards a job specific qualification. The SSSC Codes of Practice set out the standards that workers and employers have to meet. If workers fail to meet these standards the SSSC can investigate their fitness to practise and if Edinburgh Women’s Aid fails to meet the Codes the Care Inspectorate can take action.


We meet the Women’s Aid in Scotland National Service Standards

Edinburgh Women’s Aid achieved all six National Service Standards in 2019 and has been awarded its Certificate of Achievement by Scottish Women’s Aid.






LGBT Charter Award

Edinburgh Women’s Aid is currently working towards its Silver LGBT Charter award.

We recognise the importance of demonstrating our commitment to LGBT people in Edinburgh. By working through the Charter’s programme, towards the Silver and Gold Awards, we aim to remove barriers to LGBT people resulting in more diverse and inclusive services for LGBT people.


Living Wage

Edinburgh Women’s Aid is a Living Wage Employer.














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