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  1. Civil news: rule change for clients threatened with homelessness READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/civil-news-rule-change-for-clients-threatened-with-homelessness
  2. Civil news: rule change for clients threatened with homelessness READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/civil-news-rule-change-for-clients-threatened-with-homelessness
  3. £215 million boost for council homelessness services READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/215-million-boost-for-council-homelessness-services
  4. I have been living with an unemployed man for two years. He is in receipt of no benefits and I work paying all the bills etc. Because he has no income he started to grow drugs in the house and I believe he may be selling outside of the property. We are in social housing property and I am not on the rent book. He has promised to put me on and then withdraws his offer as a way of controling me. The police have come on a number of ocassions for domestic violence reasons. I have told him that I dont want this to continue and he blackmails me saying if I inform the police or housing we will both be out, I will be homeless because I am not on the rentbook. He said he will deny everything and say it is me growing the drugs. Three days ago it came to a head and I set out to the police station to make a statement in the early hours. I fell downstairs and broke my leg and am now at his 'mercy'. I want to do the right thing and report him but I am scared of being out on the streets. I pay all my bills on time will the housing look on me favourably under these circumsances and just remove him pending a police prosecution?
  5. Impending homelessness (family) We have been renting for the last 6 years (having moved 3 times during that time from one rental to another as a result of rent increases). On each occasion we have moved via an estate/letting agency. We have been in our current home for the last 2 years and have been asked to move by the owner as he wants to sell. Fair play. 2 months notice was given by him and we have spent the last 5 weeks looking for somewhere suitable. My first shock was how much rentals have gone up in the last 2 years (approximately 150-200.00 more a month). The second shock was ‘set –up fees’ – some agents asking for 10 days rent on top of fees and a deposit, making the average money required straight away £2,650.00 The average rent here is £1250.00 – 1300.00 for a 3 bed place. I’ve looked further afield but travel to work would take nearly 3 hours on public transport The biggest shock, however, was to discover (yesterday) that we have absolutely no hope of renting anything. I have recently acquired a CCJ in respect of a former housing association property I rented. I left it, over 11 years ago, but my lodger remained. The HA was informed by me (they telephoned me) that I wouldn’t be returning but they seemingly allowed the lodger to stay as the rent was being paid, and did not remove my name from the tenancy. A few months ago the housing association tracked me down and told me I owed them over 5 grand in unpaid rent. I disputed it all but it went to court (I couldn’t afford to attend as the hearing was up north) so I have a CCJ. Yesterday I telephoned an estate agency that I have found to be very reasonable in the past just to ask if I could still rent, given that I have 6 years worth of impeccable rent accounts (supplied by former estate/lettings agencies). The answer was categorically ‘no’. The reason, she continued, was that a lot of insurers won’t accept a poor credit history. I have been advised by a couple of well-known organisations to stay put and await a section 21, otherwise the council will say I have made myself homeless. However, given that a lot of sites have sprung up for LL, (naming and shaming bad tenants), I do not want to run the risk of being put on a ‘said’ blacklist. In any event, my local council has a waiting list of over 2000 (average of 2 yrs) to get any assistance. I am not prepared to live in a b and b with 2 teenage children either. I imagine the cost would be pretty scary as well, given that my partner and I earn £50,000 gross between us. I have been advised to ‘shop’ around, be honest, etc, but given what was explained to me yesterday, it’d be pointless, surely? I am exploring all options from living on a narrow boat/static caravan (for now), to even buying, but as properties here begin at 300,000, that too is out of reach. Coming up with 6 months rent is not an option: that would work out at 7,500, and I have no extended family to act as a guarantor. Has anyone else been in this situation, or can anyone advise me as to what I could do?
  6. HOMELESSNESS INFORMATION GLASGOW ONLY Document Source: Glasgow Homeless Information Page EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION Community Casework Teams You can make a homelessness application at any of the Community Casework Teams in the city. You do not have to make your application at the office closest to where you would normally stay: whichever Casework Team you go to, they must allow you to make your application there. There are a number of them across Glasgow, and they are open Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm or you can phone them between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ North West Community Casework Service 30 Mansion Street Glasgow G22 5SZ Phone: 0141 276 6169 Fax: 0141 276 6172 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ South Community Casework Service 1st Floor, TwoMax Building, 187 Old Rutherglen Road, Glasgow G5 0RE Phone: 0141 276 8201, Fax: 0141 276 8278 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ North East Community Casework Service 33 Burnmouth Road, Glasgow G33 4ST Phone: 0141 276 6153 & 0141 276 6160 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Asylum and Refugee Support Team The Hamish Allan Centre, 180 Centre Street, Glasgow, G5 8EE Freephone 0800 838 502, or phone 0141 287 1800 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Prison Casework Service Social Work Unit, HMP Barlinnie, Lee Avenue, Glasgow G33 2QX Phone: 0141 770 2123, Fax: 0141 770 9808 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Hamish Allan Centre - Out of Hours Service 4.00pm to 9.00am Mondays to Fridays 24 hours on Saturdays and Sundays 24 hours on public holidays Between 4.00pm and 9.00am, you can still make a homelessness application at the Hamish Allan Centre. During office hours, you will be redirected to one of the Community Casework Teams (see above). The Hamish Allan Centre is at 180 Centre Street, Glasgow, G5 8EE Freephone 0800 838 502, or phone 0141 287 1800 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOOD City Centre ChananGlasgow Tower Block, 162 St Vincent Lane, G2 7LQ Tel: 0141 243 2336 Email: [email protected] Monday 7.30-8.30pm Free food from mini bus at corner of Blytheswood St/ Cadogan St _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Glasgow City Mission 20 Crimea Street City Centre G2 8PW Tel: 0141 221 2630 Email: [email protected] Evening Drop In, 8pm-10pm, Monday to Friday Foodbank, 10am-12pm, Monday & Wednesday _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Glasgow Asylum Destitution Action Network Tel: GADAN on 07961 098430 Email: [email protected] Tel: Night Shelter 07929 852264 Email: [email protected] Open 7 days, 8pm-8am NOTE: Destitute asylum seekers and refugees who cannot access other services - referral only _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Loaves & Fishes Oasis Cafe Renfield St Stephens Church Centre 260 Bath Street G2 4H2 Tel: 01355 224 375 Email: [email protected] Sit down hot meal, Monday & Thursday, 6pm Food parcels distributed on a Thursday night only _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Lodging House Mission 35 East Campbell Street G1 5DT Tel: 0141 552 0285 Email: [email protected]uk Free & Low Cost Meals, Monday to Friday, 8am - 10am & 12pm - 2pm _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Wayside Club 32 Midland Street G1 4PR Tel: 0141 221 0169 Email: [email protected] Open 7 days, Hot food & drinks, 7.30pm-10pm Saturdays, 1pm-4pm _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Anniesland Glasgow Vineyard Church (Also Storehouse Foodbank) 4 Linden Street Anniesland G13 1DQ Tel: 0141 237 1370 Email: [email protected] Saturday, 10am-12pm, Food & toiletries (Voucher Needed) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Bridgegate The Frederic Ozanam Centre 9 Bridgegate G1 5HX Tel: 07940 311 340 Sunday, 12pm _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Broomhill Glasgow Northwest Foodbank (Also Broomhill Foodbank Centre) Broomhill Community Church 1 Norby Road G11 7BN Tel: 07787 334012 Email: [email protected] Monday, 4pm-6pm (Voucher Needed) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cardonald Glasgow South West Food bank (Hillington Park Church) Berryknowes Road G52 2UD Tel: 07708 504 130 Email: [email protected] Friday, 10am-1pm (Voucher Needed) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cowcaddens Central and West Integration Network Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street G3 6RE Tel: 0141 573 0978 Email: [email protected] Friday, 2pm-4pm (Destitute asylum seekers) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dennistoun The Everlasting Food Bank 12 Whitehill Street G31 2HL Tel: 0798 302 1283 Email: [email protected] _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Gorbals Bridging the Gap Greyfriars Centre 270 Ballater Street G5 9LJ Tel: 0141 418 0241 Email: [email protected] Monday to Thursday, 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-5pm (Local people in need/ people seeking asylum/ refugees) Destiny Angels 37 South Portland Street G5 9JL Tel: 0141 429 8757 Email: [email protected] Wednesday & Friday, 11am - 3pm _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Govan Govan and Craigton Integration Network Riverside Hall 29-31 Clydebrae Street G51 2AJ Tel: 0141 445 3718 Email: [email protected] Wednesday, 12.30pm-2.30pm (Destitute asylum seekers) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ PERSONAL CARE There are facilities for personal care such as showers and laundry at the Lodging House Mission, The Marie Trust and the City Mission. Lodging House Mission, 35 East Campbell Street, G1 5DT The Marie Trust, 32 Midland Street, G1 4PR The City Mission, 20 Crimea Street, G2 8PT _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ RSVP - ROUGH SLEEPING & VULNERABLE PEOPLE Rough Sleeping & Vulnerable People (RSVP, previously called "Glasgow Street Service" and also known as the "Street Team") is a street outreach team which works with people aged 16 and over. RSVP provides advice and support to access accommodation and other services such as medical, addiction and mental health services. They offer practical help and emotional support to those sleeping rough, at risk of sleeping rough or becoming homeless and those having difficulties accessing other services. Where can you find RSVP? ** City centre streets ** Soup kitchens ** Day centres ** Red light areas (male and female) ** Bus stations ** Train stations ** Through other services such as the Hamish Allan Centre You can contact RSVP by calling 0800 027 7466.This is a free phone number - it will not cost you anything to call from a landline, but you probably will be charged by your mobile phone service provider if you call from your mobile phone. The freephone number is available 24 hours a day, every day. It can be used for Street Outreach and Crisis Response. RSVP also provide a drop-in advice and information service: The Hub 72 London Road Glasgow G1 5NP Telephone: 0141 552 4164 Email: [email protected] _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ HOUSING ADVICE Glasgow City Council has a Housing Options Guide available for people to access information about the range of housing available in Glasgow. You can find outmore information on the Housing Options Guide website. Glasgow Shelter Housing Aid Centre works with anyone who is homeless, threatened with homelessness, or has a housing problem. They offer housing advice, advocacy, and legal representation on a wide variety of housing problems. Homelessness Information - GLASGOW ONLY.pdf Before Printing the PDF TIP If you DO NOT wish to print Page 1 (Cover Page) of the PDF, please ensure to do the following: Ensure you go to your Printer Settings and set it to 'Print from Page 2' (this way Page 1 (Cover Page) should not print out). Note: This will save you Ink & Paper
  7. Shelter England Shelter Scotland The Connection at St Martin-In-The-Fields (Helping Homeless People)
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