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 Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Leith
City/County Edinburgh
Post Code EH7 5QY
Locality North East 
Telephone 0131 475 2399
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  • Advice/Information
  • Advocacy
  • Black/Minority/Ethnic
  • Children Services
  • Community Safety
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Faith/Religion/Belief
  • Self Help/Support
  • Women
  • Young People

Shakti Women’s Aid is an organisation based in Edinburgh, working since 1986 to offer support, advocacy and information to all black / minority ethnic women, children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse from:

• Partners / husbands
• Ex-partners
• Other family members.

Shakti also provides refuge accommodation to BME women fleeing domestic abuse.

We support black and minority ethnic women, children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse, forced marriage and other connected issues.

If you think you or someone you know might be suffering from domestic abuse, you can contact us for help on 0131 475 2399.

If you are not sure if you are suffering from domestic abuse and you want to find out what domestic abuse is or what kind of support is available, please follow the links on our website at to find out more information.

Our diverse staff team come from a range of backgrounds and ethnicities; some of the languages spoken by the staff include Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Mandarin, Ibibio and Singhalese, Spanish, Portuguese and Swahili.


Some black/minority ethnic women may need language support to enable them to talk freely especially when talking about their personal history. By having over 20 languages spoken by our staff as well as using interpreting services where necessary, women can express themselves in their own language; having their own space within the refuge also allows families to communicate in their own languages.



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Current Services UPDATE 0131 475 2399 More info »
New Referrals 0131 475 2399 More info »