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Funded by the Big Lottery, our new Housing Options Service for young people is a partnership approach between Action for Children and West Dunbartonshire Council. 

The service aims to provide young people in West Dunbartonshire with advice and information about access to housing and support to prevent homelessness from occurring.

Are you…

  • Between 16-25 years old and living in West Dunbartonshire?
  • Do you need advice and assistance about access to housing in West Dunbartonshire?
  • Are you struggling with issues which are impacting on your current accommodation?
  • Do you need help now with housing difficulties so that it doesn’t become a crisis?

How we can help

  • Information and advice about housing options in West Dunbartonshire.
  • Ways to help you stay in your own home if this is what you want, and it is safe to do so.
  • Help to prevent homelessness.
  • How to access private rented accommodation.
  • How to get housing support depending on your needs.
  • Options for owning your own home including shared ownership/equity.
  • Assistance to apply for a mutual exchange.
  • Advice regarding mortgage to rent options available.
  • We can also refer you to other services such as money advice, employability and health.

How to contact us







‘Homelessness means not having a home.

You don't have to be living on the streets to be homeless - even if you have a roof over your head you can still be without a home.

This may be because you don't have any rights to stay where you live, or your home is unsuitable for you’.

(Shelter, Scotland)

If you think you are homeless or you are going to be threatened with homelessness please contact the Council’s homeless service on 01389 738 282.

Alternatively you can email us at or  You can contact us on the number above from 09:00am - 16:30pm Monday to Thursday and 09.00am – 15.30pm on a Friday.

If you need to contact us out of hours please still use our emergency out of hours number Freephone 0800 197 1004.