GLASGOW'S most chaotic residents are to be given new homes in a 'radical' step by a welfare organisation.

Glasgow City Mission is buying homes for their most troubled clients in response to the city's rising problem of homelessness.

Bosses at the charity have cited frustrations with administrative red tape which they say keeps homeless people on the streets and have now taken matters in to their own hands.

Ten homes, in various locations across Glasgow, are to be bought initially, with residents planned to move in by Christmas. #

The Housing First scheme follow similar schemes from North America and Scandinavia which have helped to eradicate homelessness.

Grant Campbell, Chief Executive of Glasgow City Mission said: “Many of the highly vulnerable people we work are often caught in a revolving door that sees people lose their tenancy, find themselves on the streets, prison or hospital, and then spend a long time working their way back through the system to receive new accommodation again, only for the cycle to start again.

“Our staff team and our supporters have been frustrated by the bureaucracy and steps needed to be taken by vulnerable people in Glasgow to receive and sustain accommodation.

"Thanks to our generous supporters, we are delighted to be in a position to change this system for initially a small group of the city’s most chaotic and disadvantaged people by purchasing new homes for people and providing much needed support. "

Grant explained that the Housing First project "turns the city's existing accommodation model on its head" by offering people a home first, with support built around the tenancy.

He said: "No longer will people need to progress through different types of accommodation before they are deemed suitable and trustworthy to have their own permanent tenancy. Instead, they will receive their house first as the name suggests and then the necessary wraparound support to sustain the tenancy.

"Crucially, this support is flexible and tailored to the needs of the individual, not a one-size-fits-all approach.

Tenants for the new homes with be selected from the client lists of the City Mission and a range of other support groups including Simon Community Scotland, Marie Trust, Turning Point Scotland and the Health & Social Care Partnership (NHS and Glasgow City Council) will all be considered before those