The Care Shelter

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Winter Care Shelter

The Care Shelter provides rough sleepers with a place to go for the night where they can find shelter, a hot meal and a warm place to sleep. This was started in Edinburgh in 1996 with a 2-week pilot over Christmas, and has now grown over the years to span 6 months over the winter, from October until April. The service is run by a small team of staff and relies on around 700 volunteers from churches across the Lothians who prepare and serve hot food to homeless people on the premises, currently the Hub, Haymarket, Edinburgh.. The service has been a lifeline for many people over the years.

Since Covid, Edinburgh Council have provide shelter for the homeless in various hotels throughout Edinburgh. Currently the Hub, across the road from Haymarket railway station is being used. Food is prepared in Gorgie/Dalry Church kitchen and transferred over the the Hub for serving.

Currie Kirk volunteers provide and cook dinner at least one night during the winter months. If you’re interested in finding out more please contact Fiona Pigott (07874 282480) or contact the Kirk office  on 0131 451 5141 or email


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