Challenging the council on your homeless decision

You have the right to review most decisions that the council makes on your homeless application. If the council do not change an unfair decision you can complain or you could take legal action.

Requesting a review of a homeless decision

Making a complaint about the council when you’re homeless

Taking legal action against the council if you’re homeless

Call our helpline if the council will not help you

Freephone Shelter Scotland on 0808 800 4444
Open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Closed on bank holidays

Last updated: 15 March 2023

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