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Some things should never become a Christmas tradition.

Julie's story

When Julie and her two children became homeless, the council placed them in an unsafe, rat-infested hostel that was dangerous for their health and left them feeling miserable.

‘My worst case scenario this time last year was to be in that place for Christmas. Then it became my reality. We didn’t even have space to put a Christmas tree up.’

Julie should’ve been leaving out mince pies on Christmas Eve. Instead, she was putting down rat traps.

Shelter’s housing advisers helped Julie to understand her legal rights and to complain to environmental health. Her family will be spending this Christmas in a safe, new home of their own.

How you can help

But right now, there are 65,000 homeless families in Britain and we need your support. Just £10 can help pay to answer an urgent call to our helpline, and £30 can help pay for face-to-face advice that could help a family keep their home.

This year, please make supporting Shelter Scotland your new Christmas tradition.

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