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Emergency homeless assistance

If you are homeless out with office hours contact the Homelessness Standby Service on: 0808 100 3151

Applicants who are homeless can contact your local area housing offices

Read our guide to what you should do if you are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.

Homelessness is something that can happen to anyone, from all walks of life. Local authorities have a legal duty to help homeless people:

  • Firstly by interviewing you and assessing your housing situation and providing you with housing advice and assistance.
  • Secondly, by offering you temporary or permanent accommodation - provided your circumstances meet the criteria set out in Part II of the Housing Scotland Act 1987 as amended by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001.

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