Urgent plea for homeless support

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Glasgow Night Shelter, a charity that works with homeless migrants, has put out an urgent call for premises that can be converted to house homeless migrant women.

Currently Glasgow Night Shelter is only allowed to provide space for destitute men who, due to their immigration status, are not allowed to work or claim benefits due to the agreement they have with the church where they are based.

There is currently no equivalent shelter in Glasgow for destitute migrant women in the same circumstances who cannot access normal homeless services.

A spokeswoman said: “We are urgently seeking premises to use as a women’s night shelter.

“This could be a church, community centre, industrial unit or empty flat.

“Ideally, such a property will be centrally located and have room for six women to sleep on the floor, a minimum of about 500 square feet, space for storage of their personal luggage and their mattresses and bedding, a kitchen, a seperate communal room and washing and toilet facilities. If anyone knows of any space that could potentially be used as a woment’ shelter, please get in touch at glasgownightshelter.org/womens-shelter/