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A life in limbo

A Life In Limbo is calling on the Scottish Government to make sure homeless people aren’t stuck living in unsuitable hostels, B&Bs or lodging houses.

Too many homeless people in Scotland are living in limbo, stuck in emergency accommodation.

Long stays with nowhere to wash clothes or cook, and strict curfews at night can damage people’s mental health and job prospects.

We're calling for the time limit of seven days to be extended to all homeless people, so that no-one gets stuck living like this.


Thanks to Crisis campaigners, the Scottish Government has agreed in principle to limit stays in unsuitable emergency accommodation to seven days for all homeless people.

We’ll continue to campaign to make sure this commitment becomes reality. To keep informed about ways you can get involved, sign up to be a Crisis campaigner.


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We know we won’t do this overnight, but with your support we can make a big difference.


Our campaign successes


News about the campaign

Jon Sparkes' latest blog on the Scottish Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group. "I am delighted to begin this blog by confirming that this week, Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government and Housing has accepted in principal the recommendations from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group on how to transform temporary accommodation."


New research, commissioned by Crisis and undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers, has estimated that...