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To: Glasgow City Council

Open up empty buildings in Glasgow

This campaign has now ended:

We met with Glasgow City Council to put the case for greater homelessness provision in Glasgow. There are stronger ideas out there to help address rough sleeping.

Open up empty buildings in Glasgow

Have Glasgow City Council follow the lead of Manchester and open up empty buildings for homeless people this winter.

Why is this important?

To plead to the Council to open its empty buildings to the homeless in winter. I cannot imagine sleeping rough in driving, biting winds, snow, ice and winter rain. It's inhumane. It's also inexcusable when we have so many empty buildings.

In the winter of 2015/16, Glasgow City Mission recorded that they were full to capacity on 32 occasions- a situation that has previously never happened. Clearly there is a growing and worrying trend of street homelessness in Glasgow.


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2016-11-24 17:12:03 +0000

20,000 signatures reached

2015-12-08 07:54:40 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2015-11-11 12:03:32 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2015-11-09 19:08:48 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2015-11-09 09:35:12 +0000

500 signatures reached

2015-11-06 10:01:43 +0000

100 signatures reached

2015-11-05 21:15:27 +0000

50 signatures reached

2015-11-05 18:03:53 +0000

25 signatures reached

2015-11-05 16:51:01 +0000

10 signatures reached