The Care Van is our project run in partnership with Bethany Christian Trust.

We operate almost every day of the year providing soup, food, hot drinks, encouragement and advice to up to 40 homeless and vulnerable people a night who are rough sleeping or housed in homeless B&B accommodation by Edinburgh Council. Edinburgh City Mission co-ordinates rotas for 42 teams that are drawn from churches across the Lothians and includes over 750 volunteers.

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Care Van Times and Locations

The Care Van operates every evening & on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday lunchtimes.


12.30pm Market Street

1pm-2pm King’s Stables Road, Grassmarket, North Bridge

2pm Leith Walk (north of McDonald Rd)


9pm Waverley Bridge

9.50-10.30pm King’s Stables Road, Grassmarket, North Bridge


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"Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, “Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?"

"...God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?"

James 2:14-17 (MSG)

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