Homelessness, Glasgow’s shame.


On the morning of Tuesday, the 21st of March 2017, the body of Matthew Bloomer, aged 28, was discovered in the doorway of T J Hughes on Glasgow’s busy Argyle Street. He had died tragically during one of the coldest nights of the year so far. As people of Glasgow, we should not and cannot tolerate the deaths of our fellow citizens in shop doorways or as a result of homelessness.

Please petition Glasgow City Council to implement Housing First as a matter of policy for rough sleepers and introduce Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP), which has saved lives elsewhere in the UK.

Please take the time to write to / tweet:

Leader of Glasgow City Council  or @FMcAveety


Leader of the GCC SNP group  or @SusaninLangside

Before you cast your vote in the local elections, ask your Councillor for their views on the number of rough sleepers in our City Centre doorways and what they intend to do about it.

Find your Local Councillor @

There was a gathering on the evening of Tuesday the 28th of March outside T J Hughes to pay respect to Matthew.

The Council should strive to ensure there are no more deaths like Matthew’s.

One comment

  1. Sad to think this can and does happen anywhere in the modern world.
    Poor politics n we should all feel a little ashamed that we allow for this to happen.
    Vote wisely in may

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