Emergency Homelessness in Glasgow

Are you a refused asylum seeker? Are you a street homeless migrant in Glasgow? Are you helping someone in this situation? Then here are some tips on what to do.

Last update: October 2023

Our casework team have checked all of the links below, and here are some options for someone homeless in Glasgow. 

Individuals or agencies assisting individuals can complete our self-referral form, and a team member will get in touch.

We can offer advice based on your situation but cannot provide emergency accommodation. The Room for Refugees Programme provides hosting for migrants who are yet to receive statutory support and accommodation. We follow a safeguarding assessment to ensure the safety and success of hosting for guests and hosts.

More information about how hosting works can be found at https://www.roomforrefugees.com/how-it-works

If you work for an agency and wish to refer a client, please follow the instructions here: https://www.roomforrefugees.com/caseworker-account

You may also contact:

Glasgow City Council

Out-of-Hours Homelessness Services - if you are homeless and need service after 4:45 p.m. Monday to Thursday or after 3:55 p.m. on Fridays and weekends, please call: 0800 838 502

If you are homeless you can call 0141 287 0555 during office hours for help and advice.

You can request homelessness help from Glasgow City Council by completing:

This form if requesting help for yourself: Request homelessness assistance for yourself - Glasgow City Council

This form if requesting help for someone else: Request homelessness assistance for someone else - Glasgow City Council

If you are homeless, you can 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

If you are a homeless asylum seeker, please get in touch with Migrant Help: 

Free helpline on 0808 8010 503

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

Ubuntu Women Shelter - you can self-refer or ask someone to refer you via the website:  https://www.ubuntu-glasgow.org.uk/referrals


Simon Community

For information and advice if you are affected by homelessness you can attend the Access Hub at 389 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G5 0QW 7 days a week 9am to 5pm (Wednesday 10am to 5pm). More information call 0141 552 4164.

Further help about where to get help for other essentials and advice can be found in this guide from Glasgow City Council https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=56830&p=0

Further resources 

Online directory 

Positive Action in Housing has produced an online directory of organisations across the UK who can assist migrants who are affected by homeless. You can access the Positive Action Network here: 


Legal advice 

If you are looking for legal immigration advice in Glasgow, please visit the website for Law Society of Scotland: 


Food map 

If you are looking for information about where to access free food across Glasgow city, the Glasgow Community Food Network has produced this interactive map: 


Other organisations in Glasgow 

Below are a list of organisations operating in Glasgow assisting migrants offering a wide of services, and who maybe to assist you.  

Scottish Refugee Council: 


British Red Cross: 


Govan Community Project: 







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