Govan Law Centre secures homes for 198 rough sleepers

Govan Law CentreLegal interventions by Govan Law Centre (GLC) have secured homes for 198 rough sleepers at the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter.

A detailed report on GLC’s partnership work with the Glasgow City Mission’s Winter Night Shelter is currently being prepared but the organisation has released some of the key statistics.

GLC’s prevention of homelessness project’s senior manager, Alastair Sharp, said: “From 3 December 2015 to 31 March 2016, Govan Law Centre provided legal advice and representation and housing and homelessness case work support to homeless persons though two weekly ‘Rights Hubs’ at the Winter Shelter each week.

“Our legal interventions resulted in 198 rough sleepers in Glasgow securing homes through statutory homelessness services; we wrote over 200 letters for clients (with additional follow-up casework work for many clients) and undertook 32 Rights Hubs averaging 3.5 hours per session. We initiated proceedings in six Judicial Reviews at the Court of Session in Edinburgh securing accommodation and good outcomes for all of our clients.”

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