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Need help?

If you are homeless, the first place you should go for help is your local Council - look them up in the phonebook or online. If it is an emergency, use the 24-hour helpline. If there isn't one listed, the police will have it.

Shelter have a free advice phone line on 0808 800 4444. This is staffed by trained housing advisers. Lines are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.  Shelter's website is also useful.

To find your local Citizen's Advice Bureau go to CAB also provide online housing advice.

For help with finding furniture, go to, which lists furniture projects throughout Scotland.

For specialist advice for refugees and asylum seekers, try the Scottish Refugee Council.

For young people thinking about leaving home, here's good advice.

Scottish Women's Aid offer a 24-hour domestic abuse helpline on 0800 027 1234, and online advice.

Map of SCHA's location