The council has failed to respond to our letter, just like it has failed homeless people across the city. It’s obvious this is an issue that they think will just go away, but we won’t let it.
So we’re starting court proceedings today. We need to keep up the pressure on the council, to get justice for all those turned away.
There is no other course of action - we have exhausted all other routes. We therefore need to challenge the system to force the council to follow the law.
This is a crucial moment and going into it, we will need all the help and funds we can get to prepare for every eventuality. ____________________________________
Your willingness to act to protect homeless people’s rights has blown us away. In only 2 weeks we have reached our first milestone of £15k. Thank you for standing up for justice and giving homeless people a voice in Glasgow. Can you share to help us reach our next target of £20k?
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Every Council has a legal duty to find housing for every homeless person.
But on 3,365 occasions last year, Glasgow City Council failed to do this. During this time, 47 homeless people died whilst homeless in Glasgow.
Denying homeless people the right to temporary housing when they need it most is wrong. It’s shocking. And it’s breaking the law.
We’re not going to stand for it. That’s why, after years of talking and trying to change attitudes, we’re ready to fight for justice in court. Because housing is a right, not a privilege.
But we’re not going alone.
We’re building a movement of people from this amazing city who’ll support us. And we’re giving homeless people a voice.
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