Community Outreach (Open Door Accommodation Project)

Who is this for?

  • People aged between 16 – 25 years old and are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

Who provides this?

  • Open Door Accommodation Project


The Open Door Community Outreach Service provides visiting support within the boundaries of West Lothian Council.

This project targets hard to reach young people who can at, times be untrusting of statutory services. Many have lengthy care histories and most have experienced a breakdown of family relationships. The majority are suffering from high anxiety, depression is common, confidence levels are low and there is a constant struggle to move forward positively with their lives.

The Community Outreach service can support you throughout the period that you are homeless, and link you in with community-based services where appropriate. Once the young person is offered a permanent tenancy we provide a 12-week programme of resettlement with a view that if longer-term support is still required we will link them in with an appropriate Tenancy Support Service.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking available

Opening times

Available when required.

Contact Details

Almond bank centre, Shiel Walk, Livingston EH54 5EH

Type of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support in person
Support with others


Healthy living
Housing, benefits, debt
Loneliness/isolated groups
Substance use
Young people

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