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Neil Guy By Neil Guy, policy and practice manager at Crisis Scotland
Angela Constance Communities, social security and equalities secretary Angela Constance looks ahead to the rest of 2017.
In a guest blog for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), Shelter Scotland’s Aoife Deery says there are big questions regarding the future affordability of social housing. Four years ago, when the first wave of welfare cuts was breaking, Shelter Scotland ran a high profile campa
Kirsty McKechnie Kirsty McKechnie from the Child Poverty Action Group highlights worrying examples of how the benefit cap reduction is hitting people in Scotland
Peter Peacock discusses how new community right to buy laws will open a new next chapter in Scotland’s land reform story. There has been much talk of land reform in recent years, but Scotland’s highly concentrated land ownership patterns persist. There are consequences from this ownership patter
David Bookbinder It might seem trite to term the proposed LHA limits on social housing as ‘Bedroom Tax 2’ but it’s completely legitimate, writes David Bookbinder.
Shelter Scotland’s Aoife Deery believes it’s time to regroup, reflect and reorganise on tackling homelessness. After the political, social and cultural rollercoaster that was 2016 and the waves of news that crashed upon us almost unrelentingly, the Christmas period and the new year have hopefull
Trust Housing Association invited Age Scotland to run healthy active ageing showcase events at 18 of their premises across Scotland. Thanks to funding from the Life Changes Trust the charity was pleased to be able to say yes, writes Doug Anthoney. Number nine: Grapevine. Number two: do Kung-Fu.
Hew Edgar discusses a Tenement Health Check policy proposal published by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland (RICS Scotland). Following significant stakeholder engagement, we have published our Tenement Health Check policy proposal. This establishes mandatory five-year building co
The City of Edinburgh Council’s new Local Development Plan provides a clear framework to manage the capital's growth, says Councillor Ian Perry. Edinburgh is a hugely successful city which is expected to grow by about 10 per cent in the next decade.
Jim McCormick Budget proposals need to focus on in-work poverty, inclusive growth and higher costs to help solve poverty, says Jim McCormick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrSOxT6FUPE&feature=youtu.be Shelter Scotland’s Nora Uhrig asks what does the right to housing mean and why is it so important to see housing as a human right.
Richard Slipper Richard Slipper from GVA on what the Scottish Government can do to address the nation’s housing shortage ahead of today’s Budget.
Laura Fairlie By Shelter Scotland private landlord support officer Laura Fairlie