We are leaving our Leith Walk Office

This month, after 24 years at 332 Leith Walk we will be saying a final goodbye and closing the doors to our office for good.

The Leith Walk office has been an integral part of the community in Leith and I know that there will be many who will miss dropping in for support and a cup of Jeans tea! Please be reassured that we will be doing everything that we can to maintain our community service and ensure that no one is left without support.

However, it is time for us to move on and look for ways that we can continue to meet the needs of everyone who needs our support throughout the city. Once restrictions begin to lift and we can return to some face to face working we will be looking for a new base in the community and will keep you updated on the progress of that.

Our phone number and email address will remain the same but should you need to post anything to us you can write to us at

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Andrew Duncan Clinic

Royal Edinburgh Hospital,

Morningside Place,

Edinburgh EH10 5HF

Due to current government restrictions all our staff are now working from home. This means that we are limited in what we can and cannot do. We can no longer offer home visits or face to face appointments in an office. This does not mean that we cannot provide advocacy support though.

Our staff are working hard to provide advocacy via telephone, email and video conferencing. It may also be possible for an advocacy worker to accompany you to any face to face appointments that you may have with a health professional or other organisation. As restrictions change, what we can offer will change. We will update our website and Facebook page with any changes but if in doubt just give us a call and we will talk you through what we can offer.

If you would like to make a referral, or request support for yourself, you can contact our teams at:

Community Individual Advocacy Service  – 01315545307 [email protected]

Problematic Substance Use Advocacy – contact Scott on 07918127366  or email [email protected]

Welfare Reform Advocacy – contact Arlene on 07920207569or email [email protected]

Royal Edinburgh Hospital Advocacy 01315376004 or email [email protected]

Prison Advocacy Service – contact Pete on 07570954038  or email  [email protected]