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Services for the homeless in the Highlands altered due to coronavirus restrictions


By Val Sweeney


Highland Council is asking people who find themselves homeless to make contact by telephone.
Highland Council is asking people who find themselves homeless to make contact by telephone.

Homeless services provided by Highland Council have been changed due to the coronavirus restrictions and closure of it council service points.

It is asking people who become homeless to telephone the council's service centre for further help and support.

Inquiries will be passed to one of the area's housing options teams who will contact callers as soon as possible.

"Please only use this service if you are experiencing homelessness and have no accommodation available to you," a council spokesman said.

"If you have been provided with emergency homeless accommodation, it may not be possible for your housing options officer to maintain the level of contact with you that you have been used to up until now, so there may be a delay in your housing options officer responding to any non-urgent enquiries which you make for the current period.

"The Scottish Government has confirmed that there will be no evictions granted by the courts for any of the rented housing sectors.

"No evictions extends to local authorities, housing associations and the private rented sector."

The council's service centre can be called on 01349 886602 during office hours and 01349 886691 out of hours.



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