Care Van

Contact details

Care Van
Bethany Christian Trust, 65 Bonnington Road

Public phone: 0131 561 8930 / 0131 454 3120


Website URL:

General information

Service offered: The Care Van provides a source of care and support for vulnerable and homeless people in the centre of Edinburgh every night and on four lunchtimes a week through: Food, hot drinks, blankets & clothes; friendship & encouragement; general advice & information. The Care Van provides soup, rolls and hot drinks every evening and sandwiches, snacks and hot drinks on Monday, Wednesdays Thursday, Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes

Target group: People who are rough sleeping or housed in homeless B&B accommodation by the council.

Area served: Edinburgh city centre.

How to contact: In person/telephone (0131 561 8930/0131 454 3120)


Monday: 12.30pm-2.30pm, 9pm-10.30pm

Tuesday: 9pm-10.30pm

Wednesday: 12.30pm-2.30pm, 9pm-10.30pm

Thursday: 12.30pm-2.30pm, 9pm-10.30pm

Friday: 9pm-10.30pm

Weekends: Sat - 12.30pm-2.30pm, 9pm-10.30pm / Sun - 9pm-10.30pm

Office Hours: Monday- Friday 9am-5pm


Wheelchair access: -

Accessible toilets: -

Access notes: 

Other information

Languages other than English: None

Charity number: SC003783

Year established: 1983

Staffing: The Care Van is run in partnership by Bethany Christian Trust and Edinburgh City Mission. It is staffed by around 800 volunteers from 45 volunteer teams from churches across Edinburgh and surrounding areas.

Public transport:

Record last checked: 10 January 2024


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