A life in limbo

A Life In Limbo is a campaign calling on the Scottish Government to stop any homeless person from living in unsuitable temporary accommodation for longer than seven days.

Strict curfews, poor access to basic facilities like a fridge, cooker and laundry or even bathroom along with isolation from friends and families is no way to live.

Long stays of up to two years in unsuitable temporary accommodation are destructive and demoralising and stops people from moving on from homelessness.

In October, the Scottish Government will restrict the legal time limits on unsuitable temporary accommodation from 14 to seven days, for families and pregnant women.

But we know that many single homeless people are at risk of becoming trapped in unsuitable temporary accommodation for long periods of time.

That's why we're calling for the new protections to be extended to all homeless people. 

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