Homelessness services

Our homelessness services are funded by The Oak Foundation and led by Lorna Walker, senior solicitor and head of homelessness services.

We have specialist solicitors, vulnerable person caseworkers, money advice and welfare rights workers based in our offices in Govan and Govanhill.

We intervene as early as we can to help some of the most vulnerable people experiencing homeless secure accommodation. We represent our clients in disputes with landlords and lenders, we prevent evictions and repossessions and undertake public law cases in the Court of Session to ensure homeless legal rights are implemented.

We prevent homelessness in over 9 in 10 of cases that come to us. We prevent vulnerable individuals becoming homeless; we take referrals from mental health services, social work, housing associations, advice and homelessness services; and we link housing casework with advocating for policy change.

Our Oak Foundation funding has allowed us to develop our Rights Hubs – where we take our services out into the community with a focus on ensuring those who are experiencing homelessness can secure suitable interim homeless accommodation.

Our welfare rights officer help clients claim benefits and appeal benefit decisions to the highest level. Our money advice worker provides financial inclusion services, debt services and help people access appropriate financial products.  Our vulnerable case worker supports people through the process, negotiates and helps our clients access the wrap around social services they need

We help people across all tenures who are threatened with homelessness: social rented, private rented and home owners. We prevent evictions and repossessions,  help people access homelessness accommodation, and ensure statutory rights and general housing rights are enforced.

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