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Rosemary Brotchie By Rosemary Brotchie, policy and research manager at Shelter Scotland

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Lisa Glass In 2014-15, over 65,000 different households in Scotland approached their local authority for help with housing, either through the housing options service (58,825 approaches) or the homelessness route (35,764 applications).

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Jon Sparkes At Crisis we know it is possible for homeless people to find and sustain meaningful employment, and in doing so to rebuild their lives. But new research we have published finds that the conditionality and sanctions regime instead makes it much harder for homeless people to find work.

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Paul Bradley Our society is facing major challenges in responding to the consequences of a housing crisis with poor quality housing coupled with a serious lack of affordable housing damaging the health and life chances of thousands of people in Scotland.

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Fiona King A second Scottish Parliament debate on housing in the space of 3 months shows just how much housing is working its way up the political agenda.

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Jenny Love The 17th November saw the 100th anniversary of the Glasgow Rent Strikes. In this blog, Shelter Scotland’s Housing Adviser, Jenny Love, tells us about the woman behind it – housing campaigner, Mary Barbour.

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Mhairi Black Helping the homeless people on our streets and helping those who are suffering unimaginable tragedies in their home countries are not mutually exclusive. It is not a choice between one or the other.

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Beth Reid Over the past month, the Crisis policy team has been to Liberal Democrat, Labour, Conservative and SNP conferences, meeting politicians, going to fringe events and listening to debates and has been blogging about their experiences at each.

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