New homelessness prevention project

GLC has been awarded funds from Bank of Scotland Foundation to run a new support service to prevent homelessness amongst people leaving care, prison or hospital in Glasgow. The service will provide a dedicated solicitor, financial and housing caseworkers to provide advice, legal services and representation. The full story can be read in the Evening Times

Those leaving care, prison and hospital can experience long periods of homelessness. And are more likely to be made homeless.

Alistair Sharp, GLC homeless prevention services manager said “This grant from Bank of Scotland Foundation means we can focus on vulnerable people with complex needs who find themselves homeless when discharged from facilities such as hospital, care or prison. We will give appropriate support and guidance on their legal rights to accommodation, social services, benefits and money advice. We will help them integrate back in to society.”