Homelessness

Becoming homeless is a very difficult and stressful time.

Your local authority offers advice and help based on your own circumstances. This includes a decision on whether you are homeless in the eyes of the law.

Contact details for the homeless teams can be found below:

Dumfries and Galloway
 

Get in touch with Dumfries and Galloway Council's homeless team. They will give you advice and may offer temporary accommodation.

If you have nowhere to stay or are at risk of losing your house, the Council's homeless team can help by going over your housing options. This help may include:

  • arranging emergency accommodation if you have nowhere to stay
  • providing you with a support worker who can help organise temporary and permanent accommodation referrals
  • help you manage a tenancy
  • provide debt advice
  • provide benefit advice
  • provide links to education training and employment opportunities
  • provide you with links to other agencies such as domestic abuse and drug or alcohol misuse
  • assist you with any welfare support
  • assist you to settle in to your new home

If you are homeless tonight and have nowhere to stay, telephone the following numbers:

  • Annan: 01461 207019 between 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri
  • Dumfries: 01387 260783 between 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri
  • Kirkcudbright: 01557 332234 between 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri
  • Stranraer: 01776 888312 between 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri

Out of Hours:

Call 01387 273660 after 5pm and weekends - or email socialworkoutofhours@dumgal.gov.uk outside of office hours if you need urgent help to find somewhere to stay tonight.

Annandale & Eskdale
 

If you are in Annandale & Eskdale:

Dumfries and Galloway Council -– Housing Options & Homeless Service

High Street

Annan

DG12 6AQ

Tel: 030 33 33 3000 or homelessannan@dumgal.gov.uk

    Nithsdale
     

    If you are in Nithsdale:

    Dumfries and Galloway Council – Housing Options & Homeless Service

    52-60 Queensberry Square

    Dumfries

    DG1 1BF

    Tel: 030 33 33 30000 or homelessdumfries@dumgal.gov.uk

      Stewartry
       

      If you are in the Stewartry:

      Dumfries and Galloway Council – Housing Options & Homeless Service

      Council Offices

      Daar Road

      Kirkcudbright

      DG6 4JG

      Tel: 030 33 33 3000 or homelesskirkcudbright@dumgal.gov.uk

      Wigtown
       

      If you are in Wigtown:

      Dumfries and Galloway Council – Housing Options & Homeless Service

      Council Offices

      Sun Street

      Stranraer

      DG9 7JJ

      Tel: 030 33 33 3000 or homelessstranraer@dumgal.gov.uk