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
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.