Help People who are Homeless or Vulnerable to Homelessness with Four Square

Posted on 16 Aug 2023 by Emily Atkinson-Dalton
This August you can help prevent homelessness and support those who are or are at risk of being homeless by voting for Four Square in the Discount Promo Codes charity poll. Four Square are a Scottish charity who provide support in the form of housing advice, providing accommodation for people in need and in providing household furniture through their Edinburgh Furniture Initiative. Find out more about this incredible charity below, see what services they offer and see if they get your vote!

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What Services do Four Square Offer? 

Four Square has played a central role in supporting homeless people and preventing homelessness in Scotland over the last 40 years. This innovative charity has developed a number of initiatives over the years to help prevent homelessness and support homeless people, from offering training and employment opportunities to finding accommodation and furniture for those who are experiencing homelessness. 


Accommodation and Advice 

Four Square offers accommodation to people in need, including flats for young people as well as a refuge for women who have been victims of domestic abuse. They also provide a prevention service which supports people who are at risk of homelessness, providing holistic help and support for those in need. 

Keymoves: Keymoves is a refuge for women aged 18 and over who have experienced domestic abuse or violence. There is 24 hour security and the building has a team of practitioners who are on hand to help, plus every tenant has their own keyworker to help them get the support they need such as developing key skills, finding employment training and work opportunities and support to find permanent accommodation. 

No 20: No 20 offers accommodation for young women aged 16-25 who are experiencing homelessness. It offers 6 bedsit rooms for women in need, and residents can stay at No 20 for up to 2 years. Each resident also has an assigned keyworker, so long term support is available to help them develop the skills and find the employment opportunities to move onto a secure and happy home. 

Stopover: Stopover offers supported accommodation for young people aged 16-25 and they can stay at Stopover for up to 2 years. Like No 20 and Keymoves, everyone has their own designated keyworker to help them secure long-term accommodation and other opportunities to build a happy life. 

Visiting Support: Their Visiting Support team is a prevention team which provides practical housing advice and accommodation for up to 1 year for people who are vulnerable to becoming homeless. They offer support to people who are at risk of homelessness, and help people find the support they need whether it's financial advice, benefits support, help finding suitable accommodation or employability services. 

You can find out more about the accommodation and housing services including the facilities available at each of their accommodations, on their Our Services page. 


Furniture Initiative 

Four Square’s furniture initiative was developed as a creative way to raise funds for the charity and get furniture for their homeless accommodation. They take in donated furniture, and sell them at their charity shop in Edinburgh, which is based at 454 Georgie Road. Here, shoppers can find affordable furniture from bedroom furniture to the dining room, as well as electrical goods such as TVs, kettles, microwaves, lamps and hairdryers. All of their goods are tried and tested to check that they are in good working order, and they are able to offer delivery within Edinburgh for £20 and mid/west Lothian every Wednesday for £30. 

They accept all kinds of donations, and you can find a full list of items you can donate on the Furniture Store page. 


How Can I Support Four Square? 

This month it’s easier than ever to help Four Square by voting for free in the Discount Promo Codes charity poll! Head over to our Homepage to vote today and help them win a donation of 20% of our profits. Don’t forget to share the poll with your friends and family and vote before the end of August to make sure your vote is counted.

You can also support Four Square by donating your unwanted furniture to their furniture shop above. They have a range of other Ways to Help on their website, including sending a financial donation or volunteering to work at one of their shops or for their accommodation services. They are always in need of volunteers in a variety of areas, from supporting aspects of their accommodation such as cleaning or gardening to helping them sort through donations at the furniture shop, so no matter what skills you have or how you can help, you can use your skills to support those experiencing homelessness. 


Get in Touch with Four Square 

If you want to ask about volunteering, using their services or have any other queries for their team, you can get in touch with their head office by emailing [email protected] or giving them a call 0131 557 7900. You can also contact their housing team at [email protected] or give them a call on 0131 285 1227 if you are struggling with housing and need to find accommodation or get support from their team. To donate furniture or find out more about their furniture shop, contact their furniture initiative at [email protected] or give them a call on 0131 557 7900. 


So, do Four Square get your vote? If so, make sure to help them win 20% of our profits this month by voting in this month's poll. If they win this donation, they can help more homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland to find the support they need.

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