Attending a homeless interview
Attending a homeless interview is very important. It will give you useful information
and advice and should result in you knowing quickly whether you may be entitled
to temporary accommodation. You have the right to be accompanied at the interview
by a friend, relative or support worker.
In addition to assessing your application, your Housing Options Officer is also
responsible for providing you with advice and assistance on any issues relevant
to your homelessness. Discussions are private and confidential.
It is very important
that you provide the Officer with full details of your circumstances. At the interview
you may be asked to provide information to confirm your circumstances. It is important
that you provide this information as quickly as possible to ensure your decision
is made within the required timescales.
Ayr Housing Advice Centre
7 York Street,
Tel: 01292 288111
They can provide legal advice on all housing matters. They also provide an outreach
service in Ayr North, Girvan and Maybole.
A list of local solicitors can be found in the Yellow Pages. Local solicitors with
knowledge of housing law can be found by contacting:
The Law Society of Scotland.
26 Drumseugh Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 7IR, Tel: 0131 226 7411
Shelterline. Tel: 0808 800 444
Can give advice and information on all housing issues.