Charity information

Borderline

Borderline is the only organisation specifically helping homeless Scots in London. Our aim is to help vulnerable Scots in London to establish a secure tenancy and lead a healthy, independent life.

Founded 1990

  • Mission statement

    Borderline was formed in 1990 to support homeless and insecurely housed Scots in London, continuing the work of its predecessor, The Church of Scotland London Advisory Service (COSLAS).

    We offer a range of services providing information, advice and advocacy, birth certificate for identification purposes, accommodation and referrals to specialist projects, an outreach worker service and a tenancy sustainment project.

    Borderline's primary objectives are:
    -To reduce homelessness and prevent rough sleeping
    -To prevent homelessness wherever possible
    -To access a wide range of accommodation options for our clients
    -To ensure clients have access to appropriate specialist help

    To be eligible for relief applicants must be residing or found within a 35 mile radius of Charing Cross and one of the following:
    -A person born in Scotland
    -The child of a person born in Scotland
    -The widow, widower or surviving civil partner of a person born in Scotland

    We work closely with The Connection at St Martin in the Fields, where our Scottish Outreach Worker project is based, St Mungo's Broadway, where our Street Impact Outreach Worker is located, and the YMCA to provide hostel accommodation for our clients.

    We are proud of our close partnerships with these and a variety of other organisations, which enable us to refer our clients to appropriate resources and services in the most efficient way possible. We are constantly seeking to expand our network to ensure the best support for our clients.

  • Aims

    Borderline aims to:

    • To reduce homelessness and prevent rough sleeping
    • To prevent homelessness wherever possible
    • To access a wide range of accommodation options for our clients
    • To ensure clients have access to appropriate specialist help
  • Overview

    Established: January 1990

    Registered Charity Number: 1128648

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 0845 456 2190

    Address: 22 City Road London EC1Y 2AJ

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  • Scottish Outreach Worker

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