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Homeless Rights Advocacy Project

A 2-year project to develop resources for support agencies and grassroots organisations who worked on the frontline with homeless people.

Aim of the project

Our aim was to offer homelessness law training to the support sector to help with effective advocacy and representation.

Upskilling practitioners at the frontline can prevent cases escalating and needing court action and solicitor intervention. With more legal knowledge, frontline staff can deal with homelessness issues at early stages and can challenge the social injustices their clients face.

The Project was funded by the Legal Education Foundation and was completed in March 2023.

Practitioners forum

The project included a practitioner forum. Partner organisations across Scotland came together and shared knowledge and experience of issues affecting homeless people. We learned from each other to develop best practice. The forum produced a report.


The project has produced resources to support homeless applications and a Legal Services Directory, a list of law firms throughout Scotland who can provide legal support to people experiencing bad housing and homelessness. These firms should accept legal aid.

Final report

In April 2023, along with our six sector partners, the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project co-produced a report setting out the key findings of the practitioners forum.

Our partners

Our partners from the Everyone Home collective participated. We worked together to enhance frontline knowledge and practice.

Our partners in the project were:

  • Rock Trust

  • Rowan Alba

  • Street Connect

  • Simon Scotland

  • Turning Point Scotland

  • Four Square

  • Glasgow City Mission

  • Street Soccer Scotland

  • Bethany Christian Trust

  • Aspire

  • Cyrenians