Homeless in Glasgow?

Some useful resources for people from refugee or migrant backgrounds. Remember to check out the interactive food map.

Advice and Representation

Open to people from minority ethnic, refugee and migrant communities

To make an appointment to speak with someone about accessing social housing and your housing options,  please fill in this self-referral form. If we can assist you, we will contact you by phone/email to arrange an appointment. Alternatively, call 0141 353 2220 during opening hours.

See also our online network of Scotland and UK-wide organisations that may be able to assist

Asylum seekers

Call Migrant Help on their free helpline on 0808 8010 503

Or use their webchat: Migrant Help Web Chat (timeforstorm.com)

Refugees or people with leave to remain

Contact Glasgow City Council Out-of-Hours Homelessness Service - if you are homeless and need help after 4:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday or after 3:55 p.m. on Fridays and weekends, call: 0800 838 502

Or call 0141 287 0555 during office hours for help and advice.

 Request homelessness assistance for yourself - Glasgow City Council

 Request homelessness assistance for someone else - Glasgow City Council

Go in person to one of the local community homelessness teams:

  • North West casework team: 30 Mansion St, Possilpark, G22 5SZ, 0141 276 6168
  • North East casework team: 1250 Westerhouse Rd, Easterhouse, G34 9EA, 0141 276 6153
  • South casework team: Rowanpark Pavilion, 5 Ardlaw St, Govan G51 3RR, 0141 276 8201

Interactive Food Map: Free hot food in Glasgow

For free food across Glasgow, the Glasgow Community Food Network has produced this interactive map.

Glasgow City Mission

Open to anyone regardless of their legal status from December to March of each year

City Centre Project
20 Crimea Street
Glasgow G2 8PW

Phone: 0141 221 2630

Drop-in is open from Monday to Friday. We serve lunch from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and dinner from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Our guests get hot nutritious food and our project workers can build trust and develop relationships in a relaxed environment.

Glasgow City Mission is committed to tackling rough sleeping. Building on the experience and expertise of running a winter project for the last 13 years we aim to make sure no one needs to sleep outside during the winter months December to March.

Each year we look at this issue afresh and adapt to the needs of our guests and the landscape in Glasgow. 

The Crimea Street day-centre is open through the day, where we will serve dinner as usual from 6:30pm until 8:00pm, after which, our Overnight Welcome Centre (OWC) team will come on site.

Anyone who finds themselves in a crisis can come, or be referred by partners to the OWC, where our trained staff operate a safe, welcoming space.

We have no accommodation in Crimea Street, however, we are able to access an array of temporary accommodation across the city to ensure nobody needs to sleep rough.

After the OWC closes our Housing Settlement Officers follow up with guests who have accessed the service the night before, and develop a person-centred move-on plan for each individual.

Simon Community

Open to anyone regardless of their legal status  

Open 7 days a week 9am to 5pm (Wednesdays 10am start)  

Attend the Access Hub at:

389 Argyle Street, Glasgow G5 0QW

More info: call 0141 552 4164.

Legal advice

For a list of lawyers, visit the Law Society of Scotland

Christmas & New Year 2024/25

We will close from Friday 20 December 2024 and re-open on Monday 6 January 2025.

A skeleton team is in place, subject to availability, for emergency referrals from advice workers, GPs, Hospitals and the Police.

To get advice in a crisis, email emergency@positiveactionh.org with full details. 

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day 2024


Social Bite will be opening up their stores in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve to give Christmas dinner and loving company to homeless people.

The opening times are:

St Vincent Street, Glasgow – Xmas Eve 12pm – 3pm/ Xmas Day 12pm – 4pm.
Rose Street, Edinburgh – Xmas Eve 12pm – 3pm/ Xmas Day 12pm – 4pm.
Union Street, Aberdeen – Xmas Eve 12pm – 3pm/ Xmas Day 12pm – 4pm.

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