Crisis Skylight Edinburgh

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh works with single people who are homeless and vulnerably housed. 

We offer structured 12-week courses, taster sessions and one-to-one support to help people learn, develop skills and improve their confidence. 

The overall aim of our work is to support individuals in their journey out of homelessness and towards independence.

People trying out their creative skills during Adult Learners Week

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh services

We have an extensive outreach service delivering activities at locations in Edinburgh in partnership with organisations including the Salvation Army, Four Square, Streetwork and Bethany Christian Trust

Our timetable: 21 April to 26 June

Our latest timetable of classes and workshops lets you get creative, get gardening, explore healthy living, enhance your core ICT and communication skills, study English, get stuck into Scottish history and current affairs, and much more.

Many of our courses, such as Communication and IT, lead to qualifications approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

You may begin at any time; there is no need to register in advance.

Weekly timetable updates can found on our Notice Board.

We look forward to seeing you!


Two classes - Cooking on a Budget and the performance project 'Home' - have picked up awards at separate ceremonies held in Edinburgh.
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Volunteer at Crisis Skylight Edinburgh

Find out about the latest opportunities to volunteer.

Or search for what's on offer using Volunteer Centre Edinburgh.

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh staff team

The Crisis staff team based in central Edinburgh is:

  • Ann Landels, Director, Crisis Skylight Edinburgh
  • Simon Ashpool, Learning Manager, Crisis Skylight Edinburgh
  • Hazel Benza, Progression Manager, Crisis Skylight Edinburgh
  • Cate McKeon, Work and Learning Coach, Crisis Skylight Edinburgh
  • Debi Weir, Progression Coach, Crisis Skylight Edinburgh
  • Julie Woods, Progression Coach, Crisis Skylight Edinburgh
  • Martin Barnes, Housing Coach, Crisis Skylight Edinburgh
  • Fiona Rennie, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Crisis Skylight Edinburgh
  • Senga Armstrong, Core Skills Co-ordinator, Crisis Skylight Edinburgh
  • Debbie Shaw, Arts Co-ordinator, Crisis Skylight Edinburgh
  • Will Golding, Tutor, Crisis Skylight Edinburgh
  • Tim Randall, Tutor, Crisis Skylight Edinburgh
  • Becky Robertson, Administrator, Crisis Skylight Edinburgh
  • Helen Johnston, Communications Officer, Scotland
  • Neil Guy, Housing Practice Manager, Scotland
  • Natalie Dewison, Housing Practice Co-ordinator, Scotland
  • Elsie Riley, Fundraising Manager, Scotland
  • Beth Reid, Policy Manager, Scotland

Contact us

To find out more, please contact us on 0131 209 7700 or

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