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£42 could fund two webchats for someone facing homelessness

Earlier this year, Shelter Scotland got an urgent call from Lily – mum to Koby and Isiah. She’d become homeless when their landlord wanted to sell up.

Extortionate rents meant Lily and her boys had no choice but to live in temporary accommodation. They spent weeks living in noisy hotels, with nowhere to cook or wash clothes.

Koby would often have nightmares that he and his mum were sleeping on the street. He became very worried and frightened.

Alongside Lily, we put pressure on the council to get the family into a home. After 10 months of uncertainty, the family was thrilled and relieved to move into a permanent home of their own.

No child should have to feel unsafe.

And no child should be wishing for a proper home this winter.

But right now, over 9,500 children are homeless and trapped in temporary accommodation.

It’s not a home. And it’s not right.

We must act now.

Please donate and help us support families with nowhere else to turn.


We exist to defend the right to a safe home and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people and society. We believe that home is everything.

Your support makes a difference

Last year, we gave information, support and advice to millions of people facing homelessness or experiencing unfit and unsafe housing.

  • 17,500 people got advice through our helpline and webchat services.

  • 1.8 million + views of our online advice pages.

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