Shelter Scotland is preparing to take legal action against Glasgow City Council over its failure to house thousands of homeless people.
Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership are cutting support by £2.6 million, with the loss of almost 100 emergency and supported housing beds.
Charities are demanding urgent action to prevent a “tragic” loss of lives, as updated figures reveal at least 139 people have died while homeless in Scotland over the last 18 months.
At least 20 homeless people in Glasgow have died in the last six weeks, The Ferret has learned.
Scotland's national records office says it will undertake a review that could see it count the deaths of homeless people for the first time.
Senior figures working in homelessness are calling on the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to urgently investigate the deaths of those who are homeless.