In an emergency
This content applies to Scotland only.
Housing laws vary between Scotland and England. Get advice relating to England
Homeless? Nowhere to sleep tonight? This section explains how you can get help to find somewhere to stay, and provides information about emergency accommodation options that are available.
If you don't have anywhere to stay, don't panic. You have several options, including contacting your local council, calling Shelter's free housing advice helpline 0808 800 4444 and visiting an advice agency.
You'll find different housing options, including hostels and in some cases, temporary housing from your council.Refuges may be able to help if you are leaving home due to domestic abuse.