What we do

CHAI (Community Help & Advice initiative) supports and empowers people and communities across
Edinburgh and Midlothian through free, confidential, high-quality, impartial advice, information and
representation on welfare benefits, money, housing and employability.

Our Services


We provide free, confidential and high-quality advice, information and representation on welfare rights, housing and debt and money issues in a range of venues throughout Edinburgh.


We provide a supportive and friendly service for people who are looking to find, and keep a job.

Housing Advice & Tenancy Support

CHAI provides specialist housing and money advice to tenants and homeowners and Tenancy Support for Melville Housing Association tenants.

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