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Comment on investigation into Glasgow homelessness services

Published: 29 March 2018

Comment on investigation into Glasgow homelessness services

Responding to the Scottish Housing Regulator's investigation into homelessness services at Glasgow City Council, Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said:

“This report highlights that despite some process improvements, Glasgow City Council failed to provide a home for almost half of those that it had a duty to house last year.

“This is not acceptable.

"Shelter Scotland has for years been raising concerns about the experience of homeless people in Glasgow. In particular, we have serious concerns that Glasgow City Council is too often failing to meet its legal duty to find suitable homes for homeless households and that too many people are being turned away from the services they have a legal right to. These unacceptable practices must stop now.”

Graeme Brown added:

"Radical and comprehensive action is now needed to ensure homeless people get the services they need, are entitled to and deserve in Glasgow.

“We hope this report will force Glasgow City Council to sit up and take the meaningful action needed so that they meet their statutory duties for all homeless people in the city.”

Read the full report form teh Scottish Housing regulator

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