A GLASGOW charity shop has put together a emotive exhibition of photographs by homeless people describing the difficulties, dangers and isolation they face living on the streets.

The images are going on display at the Shelter Scotland shop on Great Western Road until Christmas.

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The anonymous participants were brought together by the homelessness charity and supported to tell their stories.

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One image shows a row of spikes on a building to prevent birds nesting and says: "Even the birds can't sit on it...it's a metaphor for what he council provides."

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The images also include shots symbolic of the barriers to mental health care the photographers faced while experiencing homelessness.

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Becky Duncan from open aye, who worked with the group said: “The team were courageous, in the telling of their stories.

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“They wanted to shout out about human rights abuses in the housing and mental health sectors in Scotland.“

Debbie King, Senior Community Organiser from Shelter Scotland, said: “The group are clear that, in order to make lasting change, Government should share power with those who have survived the system.”

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Findings from this project are contributing to a report by the charity, tha tis due to be published in March 2020.

NHS Scotland is also using the images to teach clinical staff working with people affected by homelessness.