Cyrenians chief executive Ewan Aitken reflects on new homelessness research from Crisis. The recent report from the excellent Heriot Watt University commissioned by Crisis as part of their 50th year anniversary predicting a 50% plus rise in homelessness is shocking, but it comes as no surprise for m
Work is set to begin on Clydebank Housing Association’s (CHA) new community garden in Radnor Park.
Council leader, Douglas Campbell (centre) provides lunch after a football session at the John Pollock Centre in Ayr Hundreds of children in Ayr North and Girvan have benefited from more than 7,000 healthy lunches served up at activities taking place during the summer break.
Image of the Grenfell Tower fire courtesy of Natalie Oxford via Twitter The social housing sector must make changes across all its platforms, says Andrew Morrison.
Blog: Smaller households, fewer houses built, and more people: how statistics help us understand Scotland’s housing crisis
Lisa Glass New figures from the National Records of Scotland can shed some light on the structural factors behind Scotland’s housing crisis, writes Lisa Glass.
David Melhuish By Scottish Property Federation director David Melhuish
Fresh Start Borders was set up in 2009, with support from Scottish Churches Housing Action, whose administrator Lauren Forbes reports on a visit to the charity last month to see how things were going. “Thank you very much – tears in my eyes!”
Daradjeet Jagpal Daradjeet Jagpal looks at the provisions of new legislation set to bring the data protection regime into the 21st century.
Gavin Leask visits Orkney to see why the islands have amongst the highest rate of empty homes anywhere in Scotland. Last week I spent three days up in the Orkney Islands, training the newest member of the Scottish Empty Homes Network, Rachael Bowes. Her post is part funded by the Scottish Government
Gillian Craig Gillian Craig looks at the risk attaching to ownership in an imperfect registration system.
People move in and out of properties every day. More often than not, the beginning and ending of tenancies go without any major problems – and words like ‘eviction’ never come into play. But, as Shelter Scotland’s Jocasta Mann writes, it can happen, and it is a daunting prospect if you’re
Architects, contractors and building commissioners must consider the design of new homes if Scotland is to fully support those with dementia, writes Lesley Palmer. People living with dementia often struggle to understand and navigate their built environment due to the sensory, mobility or cognitive
It has recently been suggested that we stop saying “homelessness can happen to anyone” because it somehow obscures the real risk factors and prevents those in power from tackling big structural issues. Shelter Scotland media officer Susie Rose reflects on when homelessness happened to her. These
Shelter Scotland asked private renters about the conditions in their property. Lisa Glass outlines what they had to say. In June 2017 we gathered the views of over 200 private tenants on the Scottish Government’s proposal to introduce a minimum energy efficiency standard for private rented homes,
Jimmy Black Getting the creative digital sector together with charities was the theme of Shelter Scotland’s Building Digital Communities Event on July 19. I went to hear more about the new Shelter ‘I Need Help’ button, which will link homeless people and others in need to Shelter’s extensive