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COVID-19 Support: Venture Trust - Be well. Be connected. Be Ready. (Venture Trust)

Argyle House
Venture Trust

To our valued referrers and partners, we want to let you know we are still taking referrals.

We have literally turned our services outside – in, moving from group-based personal development in Scotland’s wilderness and outdoors in communities to working with smart technology to reach those who need help most in their own homes.  Our new support service is online, with all Venture Trust support staff providing tailored support by phone or digital platforms. 

We are using our expertise in personal development and coaching to support people through this crisis, offering help from a dedicated worker and access to specialist support available in our 3 Digital Hubs(this will open in a new window)

Every person seeking support will have a dedicated worker – a trusted professional, with expertise in personal development and coaching. They are there to listen, provide support and connect into specialist advice in our 3 Digital Hubs – for active living, improved wellbeing and employability. We’re here to help now and as we recover.

Active Living Hub 

Offer people personal development to maintain positive relationships, activities to build routine and stay healthy. This will include advice for keeping active and healthy eating. 

Wellbeing Hub 

Offer people counselling support and mental health advice from qualified Venture Trust professionals. This will be a service to all those in need of emotional or psychological support during their experience of isolation. 

Employability Hub

Offer people core skills development, self-awareness, barrier removal and goal setting with employability support aimed at those looking for further training and progression to employment. Supporting people to be more ready for work or to volunteer in their community. 

You will find details of our Digital Hubs by going direct to our New Support(this will open in a new window) page. Our Venture Trust Outreach Team will be happy to speak with you directly and provide further information. looking to continue working with you. If you want to make a referral to our upcoming programmes please complete our webform:  Secure referral webform(this will open in a new window).

Service Type

Employability, Health / Mental Health, Housing, Education and training, Money / Benefits, Volunteering, Domestic Abuse, and Addictions

Client Group

Care experienced, Homeless / at risk of homelessness, Substance misuse, Criminal Convictions, Lone Parents, Health Conditions, and Long term unemployed

Target Area

North east, North west, South east, South west, and All Edinburgh

Age group served

16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-50, and 50+

Pipeline Stage

Stage 1 / Engagement, Stage 2 / Barrier Removal, Stage 3 / Vocational Activity, and Stage 4 / Job Matching

Outreach offered


Target groups
  • Young people experiencing challenging life circumstances, who want to make positive life changes (including: involvement in the criminal justice system, have been long term unemployment, low acedemic achievement, in care system, recovering from addiction, a history of trauma/harm, isolation and homelessness)
  • Men and women in the criminal justice system and on Community Payback Order (and sometimes on other criminal justice orders)
  • Vulnerable women who've been involved in offending or at high risk of offending
  • Military veterans struggling with the transition to civilian life.

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