In an emergency
If you don't have a place to stay, your first stop should be the housing department of your local council, to make a homeless application.
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 are homeless don't have anywhere to stay, don't panic - there are several things you can do. This page looks at your options.
This page looks at the different kinds of emergency housing available, including hostels, nightshelters and refuges.
Last updated: 4 February 2020
Housing laws differ between Scotland and England.
This content applies to Scotland only.
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