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.