Borderline

Registered Charity Number: 1128648 , SC044530
London

51.522315655201, -0.087514780227209

Borderline's vision is that every Scot in London will have a home and receive the support they need to lead a healthy, independent life.

Our charitable objects are to relieve persons resident or found within a radius of 35 miles of Charing Cross who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress. To be eligible for relief applicants must be: a person born in Scotland, the child of a person born in Scotland, the widow, widower or surviving member of a civil partnership of a person born in Scotland.

We offer a range of services providing information, advice and advocacy, birth certificates for identification purposes, accommodation and referrals to specialist projects, an outreach worker service and a tenancy sustainment project. These help to address individual needs and help homeless people to transform their lives. We measure our success regularly and can demonstrate tangible results and value for money.

Our 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

The demand for Borderline’s services is increasing. In 2012, our research found that 7% of the UK rough sleeper population in London was Scottish. The following year this figure had increased to 12%.