Wednesday 18 May 2016

57% of housing debt in Glasgow represented by Govan Law Centre under Financial Inclusion Partnership

New figures for Glasgow's Financial Inclusion Partnership in 2015/16 confirm that Partnership advice agencies managed almost £10m of housing debt for clients across the City. Of that total, Govan Law Centre (GLC) managed 57% of all housing debt in the City (homeowners and tenants) for its clients - £5,478,711 of an overall City-wide figure of £9,674,675 in 2015/16.

GLC Prevention of Homelessness Project "Rights Hubs" (funded by the Oak Foundation and working within various NHS locations across the City) prevented almost 1,000 clients from being made homeless.  In 2015/16, we opened 798 new "Type 3" defended court cases with several thousand court appearances in Glasgow, and 1,166 "Type 2" cases (requiring a file to be opened with assistance via correspondence, telephone and e-mail).

GLC also operates a variety of other services in Scotland, including our national Education Law Unit (which includes specialist Scotland-wide services for children and young person with additional support needs, including our Let's Talk national support ASN tribunal service with Kindred Advocacy), our specialist services at Govanhill Law Centre, our partnership Ayrshire Homelessness and Prevention Service with CHAP, a partnership project with Children 1st, and our Public Interest Litigation Unit.

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