The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.

Organisation Details

Address 3 Broomhouse Market, Broomhouse
Post Code EH11 3UU
Locality South West 
Telephone 0131 443 6223
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  • Advice/Information
  • Advocacy
  • Community Development
  • Employment
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Poverty
  • Self Help/Support

Established in 2002, the Community One Stop Shop (COSS) is situated in the heart of Broomhouse, Edinburgh, an area affected by poverty and deprivation.

Our overall aim is to alleviate the effects of poverty and support people through times of crisis.

What we do...


Our advice service is mainly delivered on an appointment basis, and through our drop-in on Fridays. We also have additional services including specialist advice for our Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) clients, and Wednesday evening advice appointments which are supported by CHAI (Community Help and Advice Initiative).


We offer one-to-one employability support to around 25 people per month. This is a tailored service and our employment adviser works with our clients to ensure they get the information and guidance they need.

Food Bank

We operate a self-referral food bank, which means that you do not have to get a referral from a professional in order to get a food parcel. This ensures that we can provide support to people who may not be accessing other services, or who do not have the ability to request a referral. On average, there are 110 visits to the food bank every month.


We also deliver our Food Bank and advice services at the Calder’s Community Flat in Edinburgh. The Calder’s is one of the most deprived areas in the city, with over 50% of residents living in poverty.

Ancillary Services

We offer additional services including these C-Card, free sanitary product provision, and Holiday support programmes with local schools.

Opening Hours...

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday/Sunday: Closed



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Advice 0131 443 6223 More info »
Ancillary Services 0131 443 6223 More info »
Employability 0131 443 6223 More info »
Foodbank 0131 443 6223 More info »