Homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has launched a new project which will demonstrate the positive impact of new social homes developed in partnership with the Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust (HACT). It has been supported by an expert advisory group, and has had input from 14 register
A report from the Accounts Commission, warning of “severe strain” on local authority finances, points to a deepening housing emergency according to Shelter Scotland. According to the Local Government in Scotland Overview 2023, Scotland’s councils must radically change how they
Jimmy Black says it’s ok for Shelter Scotland to demand the impossible. Someone has to.
Fresh from the Scottish Government's anti-poverty summit, Shelter Scotland director Alison Watson joins Kieran Findlay and Jimmy Black to share to what extent housing was mentioned during the event. The discussion also touches on Alison’s early career, Housing First, the Temporary Accommodatio
A campaign aimed at making social housing top of the agenda for the Scottish Government has been launched ahead of a poverty and inequality summit convened by the First Minister tomorrow.
Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland, alongside six sector partners, have co-produced a report that sets out the key findings of The Homeless Rights Advocacy Project’s Practitioner Forum.
Shelter Scotland director Alison Watson reflects on the appointment of the new housing minister, the Temporary Accommodation Task and Finish Group report and looks forward to what it means for the charity's work. Paul McLennan, the new housing minister in Humza Yousaf's government, has his work cut
The latest poverty and income inequality statistics expose endemic bias in Scotland’s broken housing system, Shelter Scotland has said. The housing and homelessness charity has called for urgent action to deliver more social homes, which it says is the only way to address Scotland’s
In an open letter sent to all three SNP leadership hopefuls, Scotland’s leading housing organisations have called for the next First Minister to urgently prioritise the delivery of social homes.
Shelter Scotland’s second-tier advice service, ScotWRAS (Scottish Welfare Reform Advisory Service), will close on 31 March 2023, after 10 years of providing support to the NHS, health organisations and other charities. The project, which was funded by the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB), was b
Shelter Scotland is bringing its campaign to stop the cuts to social housing to Holyrood, as MSPs prepare to vote on the 2023/24 Scottish Budget.
Shelter Scotland has blamed the Scottish Government’s choice to "deprioritise the fight against homelessness" for new figures which revealed that homelessness in the country is at an all-time high.
Emergency legislation which introduced a rent freeze and eviction moratorium has had no significant impact on Shelter Scotland’s clients, particularly in the social rented sector, the housing and homelessness charity has said. Ahead of an evidence session at the Scottish Parliament tomorr
Changes to local connection legislation, which come into force today, that suspends the power of Scottish local authorities to refer people who present as homeless to another area is a long time coming, says Lisa Borthwick at Shelter Scotland. Tuesday 29 November is a momentous day for housing and h
More than 500 workers at the housing charity Shelter will stage a two-week strike next month over a dispute regarding pay. The workers, who are based across the UK, have accused the organisation’s management of attempting to impose a real terms pay cut on its staff.